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UMD Community Notice 10/30/2022

**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 4th Degree Sex Offense (Unlawful Touching)

OCCURRED:              October 29, 2022 (Saturday)/ Between 1 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.

LOCATION:               Baltimore Avenue and Knox Road, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           22-0052620

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 30, 2022, at approximately 11:54 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 October 29, 2022, at approximately 11:24 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus 4th degree sex offense (unlawful touching) that occurred between 1 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., on October 29, 2022.

A woman reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department that she was in the area of Baltimore Avenue and Knox Road, when a man she didn’t know, approached her and attempted to engage in conversation with her. After she told the man to leave her alone, the man started to walk away but then walked back up to her, touched her inappropriately and left.

The woman describes the suspect as an Indian male, approximately in his 40s, between 5’11” to 6’0” in height and weighing between 165 and 180 pounds. The suspect has a black beard and a medium build. He was wearing, possibly blue jeans and a black jacket.

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 description of suspect, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm  and http://umpdnews.umd.edu/

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.

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 by calling 911 or 301-405-3333.

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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

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

helpcenterumd.org

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence (CARE)

301-741-3442

http://www.health.umd.edu/care

Health Center

301-314-8180

http://www.health.umd.edu/

Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct

301-405-1142 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

http://www.umd.edu/ocrsm/

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