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UMD Community Notice 03/23/2022

**Community Notice**

The purpose of this e-mail is to make you aware of an incident that occurred off-campus near the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The following is a synopsis of an incident reported to the Prince George's County Police Department.

INCIDENT:                 Off-Campus Burglary  

OCCURRED:              March 18, 2022 (Friday)/ Between 2 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

LOCATION:               4300 block of Hartwick Road, College Park, Maryland 

PGPD CASE NUMBER:           22-1395


On March 22, 2022, at approximately 9:55 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Prince George’s County Police Department about an off-campus burglary that occurred in the 4300 block of Hartwick Road, College Park, Maryland.

Residents reported to police that on March 18, 2022, between 2 a.m. and 1 p.m., property was taken out of their residence. The Prince George’s County Police Department is conducting an investigation.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspect(s) are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200). 

When available for release, additional information, including updated descriptions of suspect(s), may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site:  and

Safety Tips:

The University of Maryland Police Department provides a walking escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like a walking escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555. You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort.

Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave and when you are in for the night.

If your residence has a home security system, make sure to set it.

Never enter your residence if you see that a door or window has been forced open. Go to the nearest safe place and contact the police immediately.

Don’t leave valuables within window view and use blinds and drapes for privacy.

Store and secure any loose items that might be in the yard, including ladders, tools, bicycles, scooters, etc.

Stay alert and attuned to people and circumstances around you.

Trust your instincts. They are a natural gift that tells you when something is wrong.

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately.

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Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ 911

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

Download the UMD Guardian app through the Google Play store or the Apple App Store. You can create a virtual safety escort or you can text a tip to UMPD.

Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911



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