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UMD Safety Notice 08/31/17

INCIDENT:    Burglary

OCCURRED: August 31, 2017, at approximately 3:55 a.m.

LOCATION: Ellicott Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2017-56137


On August 31, 2017, at approximately 4:03 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to Ellicott Hall for a burglary. Two female students were asleep in their room when one of them heard a noise. The student woke up and found a male inside her room who appeared to be intoxicated.‎ The second student woke up, yelled at the male, and he left.  

Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the male.  

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email .

When available for release, additional information, 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 you have a home security system, set it.

Make sure your residence has good exterior lighting.

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.

If you observe suspicious activity or behavior, contact the police immediately by calling #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

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.

See Something, Say Something!

Be Smart, Be Safe!

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.

Safety Resources:


University of Maryland Police Department

Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911


Prince George's County Police Department

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


UMD Police Walking Escort

Non-Emergency: 301-405-3555




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