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20th Annual C.O.P.S. Ride this Sunday

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Death Investigation

**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 Death Investigation

LOCATION:  8700 Block of Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:   PP 19-052200000357

BRIEF DETAILS:

On May 22, 2019, at approximately 6 a.m., the Prince George's County Police Department responded to the 8700 block of Rhode Island for an unresponsive adult male on the ground. Officers discovered the man was suffering from head trauma. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Prince George's County Police Department Detectives are working to determine the circumstances that led up to the man's death. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-866-411-TIPS.

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.

Additional information, when made available by the Prince George's County Police, may be found on our website at http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm

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 an escort service for anyone who feels unsafe when walking on or near campus. If you would like an escort, please call to request one at 301-405-3555 (off campus) / 53555 (on campus). You may also use a blue light emergency phone to call for an escort. The police escort service is available to community members at all times.

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

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian

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

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 

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

05/01/19 UMD Alerts: Fire

Earlier today we sent out a series of text messages alerting the campus community of a fire that occurred from a lab experiment inside the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building. Below is the final update. You may also visit https://www.alert.umd.edu/alerts to see all of the text messages that were sent.

Due to today's incident involving a contained fire in a university lab, rooms 2113 - 2235 of the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building will remain closed until the clean up is done. The rest of the building is now open. Roadways are open to traffic.

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04/26/19 UMD Alerts: Off-Campus Armed Robbery

On Friday, April 26, 2019, the University of Maryland Police Department alerted the campus community of an off-campus armed robbery. The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating. To view the messages, please visit https://alert.umd.edu/alerts .

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04/14/19 UMD Alerts: Off-Campus Armed Robbery

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, the University of Maryland Police Department alerted the campus community of an off-campus armed robbery. To view the messages, please visit https://alert.umd.edu/alerts . For more information about the incident, visit https://dbknews.com/2019/04/14/umd-armed-robbery-arrest-college-park-har... .

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UMPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

DEA Take Back Day April 2019 PSA (Closed Caption)

UPDATE: Thank you to all who stopped by our building on April 27, 2019, for the 17th Annual Drug Enforcement Administration’s Take Back Day event. Our site collected approximately 18 pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. We will let you know when the next Take Back Day event will take place.

Video: 
Drop off your unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs at our station (Pocomoke Building - 7569 Baltimore Ave.) for free.

Rossen Reports: How To Avoid Fake Uber Or Lyft Drivers | TODAY

Video: 
If you use a ride share service, take a moment and watch this video from the Today Show.

**UPDATE** Suspect Apprehended in the December 17, 2018, 4th Degree Sex Offense Case

UMPD Obtains Arrest Warrant in the December 17, 2018, 4th Degree Sex Offense

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