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UMD Community Notice 09/26/2022


**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:              September 24, 2022 (Saturday)/ Approximately 2:30 a.m.

LOCATION:               4700 block of Norwich Road, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           22092400002018


On September 26, 2022, at approximately 6:17 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received notification from the Prince George’s County Police Department, who confirmed through their investigation that the information below is correct.

On September 25, 2022, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus burglary. The incident occurred in the 4700 block of Norwich Road between 2:30 a.m. and 4:40 a.m., on September 24, 2022.  The incident was reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department at approximately 8:27 p.m., on September 24, 2022.

The residents reported to police that a suspect entered two of the bedrooms, that were both occupied at the time. The suspect left the residence. There was no contact between the suspect and the residents. The door to the residence was left unsecured.

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect 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, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site:  and

Safety Tips:

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling 911 or 301-405-3333.

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. Go to the nearest safe place and contact the local police immediately.

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.

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.

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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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