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UMD Community Notice 06/10/2020

**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 Commercial Robbery – Weapon Implied
OCCURRED:             June 9, 2020 / Approximately 12:22 p.m.
LOCATION:              8100 block of Baltimore Avenue (between Melbourne Place and Navahoe Street), College Park, Maryland
PGPD CASE #:           20-0027845
BRIEF DETAILS:
On June 10, 2020, at approximately 8:26 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus incident that occurred on June 9, 2020, at approximately 12:22 p.m.
The Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the 8100 block of Baltimore Avenue (between Melbourne Place and Navahoe Street) for a commercial robbery – weapon implied. Three suspects entered the establishment. One of the suspects implied he was armed and demanded property. The suspects then entered a vehicle and left.
The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.
Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of 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: 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 #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

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
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
UMD Police Walking Escort
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.
NITE Ride
301-314-6483
Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)
301-314-4357
Counseling Center
301-314-7651
CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)
301-741-3442
Health Center
301-314-8180
Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct
301-405-1142 
UMD Alerts
Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff

UMD Community Notice 05/29/2020

**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 Commercial Robbery with a Weapon

OCCURRED:             May 29, 2020 / Approximately 11:48 a.m.

LOCATION:              4700 block of Melbourne Place (near Baltimore Avenue), College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           PP20052900000753

BRIEF DETAILS:

On May 29, 2020, at approximately 12:31 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off campus incident that occurred at approximately 11:48 a.m., today.

The Prince George's County Police Department responded to the 4700 block of Melbourne Place (near Baltimore Ave) for a commercial robbery with a weapon. Two male suspects entered the establishment, produced a handgun and demanded property. The suspects then entered a white SUV and left, traveling south on Baltimore Avenue. 

A video review of the cameras in the area is underway. The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident. 

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

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online. Email address is: pgcrimesolvers@co.pg.md.us.

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: 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 #3333 from a mobile phone or 301-405-3333.

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

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

UMD Police Walking Escort

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.

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

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

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

http://www.umdhelpcenter.org/

Counseling Center

301-314-7651

http://counseling.umd.edu/

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)

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/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

Sent by email via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff

UMD Community Text Alert 04/18/2020

A UMD Community Text Alert was sent for an off-campus shooting that occurred in the 8700 block of Baltimore Avenue, on April 18, 2020. For information about the text alerts, visit https://alert.umd.edu/alerts .

The Prince George's County Police Department is conducting the investigation for this incident.

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2020

Below is a message from Chief Mitchell that was sent yesterday to all members of the department. 

Please join me is celebrating National Telecommunicators Week that began yesterday and extends through April 18. I can speak for many police officers in saying that I could not do their job. I can also say thank God we have such a dedicated group of professionals in UMPD. Last year our dispatchers handled over 60,000 calls and hundreds of alarms. They are the voice that you hear when you call 911 in emergencies. They are the voice that you hear when a police officer calls for help over the radio. Unfortunately they seldom hear a voice that just says "thank you"! Thank you for being there in our time of need. Thank you for making sure that I have all of the life-saving information available when responding priority on a call. Thank you for helping me to stay alive so that I can return home safely to my family. 

On behalf of a grateful UMPD, please join me in thanking our Dispatchers for their outstanding service and support. They remain the "Thin Gold Line" in our Department and profession. 

Salute! 

Chief David B. Mitchell

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UMD Text Alert 03/30/2020

The Governor of Maryland has issued a Stay-at-Home Order that goes into effect at 8 p.m., March 30, 2020. “The order states that no Maryland resident should leave their home unless it is for an essential job or for an essential reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes.” Details: https://go.umd.edu/iDP

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Telephone Reporting for Certain Incidents

Until further notice, we are taking some reports over the phone. You can call us at our non-emergency number at 301-405-3555. If you have an emergency, dial 911 or 301-405-3333 or #3333 from your cell phone. You can also contact us via the UMD Guardian app too.

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UMD Text Alert 03/21/2020

An individual who contracts with the University Health Center and Maryland Athletics on a part-time basis has tested positive for COVID-19. The University immediately began notifying the individuals who we know came into direct contact with the individual and provided CDC guidance. More information from the University Health Center: go.umd.edu/iuF

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UMD Text Alert 03/20/2020

A University of Maryland student participating in the Education Abroad program in Barcelona, Spain, has tested positive for COVID-19. This student did not return to College Park upon their arrival back to the U.S. and is currently self- isolating at their home, outside of the state of Maryland. More information from the University Health Center: https://go.umd.edu/iuF .

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UMD Advisory: no classes Friday, March 13, 2020

Due to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, UMD will begin spring break one day early. Classes and exams will be held tonight. Classes are canceled and administrative offices are closed Friday, March 13, 2020. Residence Halls will close as previously scheduled on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7 PM. Additional information is forthcoming. 

 

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