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UMD Advisory: UMD Delayed Opening

The University of Maryland, College Park will open late at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, due to inclement weather.

UMD Community Notice 01/06/2020

**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 Attempted Robbery (Weapon Involved)

OCCURRED:             January 5, 2020 / Approximately 10:56 p.m.

LOCATION:              Parking Garage at Yale Avenue and Knox Road, College Park, Maryland 

PGPD CASE #:           20-0000967

 

BRIEF DETAILS:

On January 6, 2020, at approximately 10:15 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus attempted robbery (weapon involved) that was reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) on January 5, 2020, at approximately 10:56 p.m.

 

A male reported to PGPD that he was inside his vehicle, when a male approached his car. The suspect displayed a baseball bat and demanded the victim’s property. The victim refused and the suspect along with two other individuals left the area. No property was taken.

 

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:

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!

 

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

UMPD Press Release 12/20/19

 

Update in PGPD Investigations

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 ( http://pgpolice.blogspot.com/2019/12/aaron-nysus-in-custody-again-for-ne... )

Aaron Nysus in Custody Again for New Charge of Burglary for Breaking into College Park Residence

 
Aaron Nysus
 
 
The Prince George’s County Police Department has once again arrested the man who broke into at least seven residences in College Park since November 16th. In at least five of the cases, he’s facing peeping tom charges. He’s 37-year-old Aaron Nysus of the 3400 block of Notre Dame Street in Hyattsville. Detectives took him into custody again this morning. He is facing a new charge of first-degree burglary. The PGPD had arrested him last Friday on five previous charges but he posted bail and was released from the Department of Corrections the same day.   
 
Nysus is now charged in connection with a break in on November 16th at a residence in the 4600 block of College Avenue. In that case, one victim awoke to Nysus in the home, which is a sorority house. Nysus fled moments after the victim woke up. Detectives have since spoken to a second victim in that home who advised a personal item was taken during the break-in.
 
In the other incidents, PGPD officers were called to an apartment building in the 4300 block of Hartwick Road on December 8th. They spoke to a victim who told officers that at 5:45 am, she awoke to the sound of her front door opening. She went to investigate the noise but didn’t find anyone in her apartment. Detectives reviewed surveillance video from the building and saw that Nysus was the suspect who broke into her apartment. He also was seen on surveillance video checking the doors of approximately 25 apartments that same morning. He walked into three other apartments while inside of the building. He stayed in each of those apartments for several minutes. In each of those cases, residents were inside and unaware of his presence.
 
Through various investigative techniques, detectives identified Nysus and obtained an arrest warrant which was executed on December 13th.  During the search of his home, items of evidence were also recovered linking him to a break-in in an apartment on November 17th in the 4000 block of Knox Road. In that case, the victim woke up to Nysus standing by her bed. He then ran from her apartment.
 
Nysus is now charged with first-degree burglary and five counts of trespassing/peeping tom and fourth degree burglary.
 
Please call detectives if you have information on Nysus or are concerned you’ve been victimized by Nysus. They can be reached at 301-699-2601.
 
Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

 

Monday, December 16, 2019 ( http://pgpolice.blogspot.com/2019/12/pgpd-arrests-man-linked-to-multiple... )

PGPD Arrests Man Linked to Multiple Burglaries and Peeping Tom Incidents in College Park; Suspect Checked Approximately 25 Doors in One Building

 
 
 
Aaron Nysus

Extensive investigative work by detectives with our Regional Investigation Division – Northern Region led to the identification and arrest of a man who broke into at least seven residences in College Park since November 16th. In at least five of the cases, he’s facing peeping tom charges. He is 37-year-old Aaron Nysus of the 3400 block of Notre Dame Street in Hyattsville. Detectives took him into custody this morning while serving a search warrant at his home.

 
PGPD officers were most recently called to an apartment building in the 4300 block of Hartwick Road on December 8th. They spoke to a victim who told officers that at 5:45 am, she awoke to the sound of her front door opening. She went to investigate the noise but didn’t find anyone in her apartment. Detectives reviewed surveillance video from the building and saw that Nysus was the suspect who broke into her apartment. He also was seen on surveillance video checking the doors of approximately 25 apartments that same morning. He walked into three other apartments while inside of the building. He stayed in each of those apartments for several minutes. In each of those cases, residents were inside and unaware of his presence.

 
Through various investigative techniques, detectives identified Nysus and obtained an arrest warrant which was executed this morning. While in his home, items of evidence were recovered linking him to a break-in in an apartment on November 17th in the 4000 block of Knox Road. In that case, the victim woke up to Nysus standing by her bed. He then ran from her apartment. Detectives also found additional items that could belong to victims who may not know they were victimized or knew and didn’t report the crime.   

 
“Since October of 2014, this individual has been charged in seven incidents for multiple similar crimes in the same area. He is currently on probation for trespassing/peeping tom. Through a joint investigation with University of Maryland Police, we hope this helps bring some relief to the residents of College Park knowing that he was apprehended and charged once again,” said Major Sunny Mrotek, Commander of our Regional Investigation Division.

 
Nysus is currently charged with five counts of trespassing/peeping tom and fourth degree burglary. Additional charges are pending. A court commissioner set his bond at $9,500. He has since been released from the Department of Corrections.

 

Please call detectives if you have information on Nysus or are concerned you’ve been victimized by Nysus. They can be reached at 301-699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

 

2019 Winter Break Safety Tips

UMPD Mourns the Loss of Explosives Detection K-9 Chief

 

 

Walk Smart - Bike Smart - Drive Smart

Thanksgiving Break Safety Tips

We all play a role when it comes to safety in our community. Before you leave for Thanksgiving Break, make sure to review the safety tips below on how to safe guard your house.

 

UMD Community Notice 11/22/19

**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 Attempted Abduction

OCCURRED:             November 21, 2019/ Approximately 11:45 p.m.

LOCATION:              4700 Block of Harvard Road (near Rhode Island Avenue), College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           PP19112200000921

BRIEF DETAILS:

On November 22, 2019, at approximately 1:12 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus attempted abduction. The incident occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m., on November 21, 2019, in the 4700 block of Harvard Road, College Park, MD.

A female student reported to the Prince George’s County Police today, that she was walking in the 4700 block of Harvard Road when a male knocked her over and attempted to pull her in the opposite direction. The victim screamed, which got the attention of two people, who ran over to help. The suspect then left and was last seen heading towards Baltimore Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white male, skinny build, unhealthy thin appearance, and approximately 30 to 35 years of age. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, black sunglasses and carrying a black backpack.

A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

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)

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

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 Safety Notice 11/22/19

INCIDENT:    Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED: November 22, 2019, at approximately 11:15 a.m.

LOCATION: 1st Level of Stadium Drive Garage

UMPD CASE #: 2019-68717

BRIEF DETAILS:

On November 22, 2019, at approximately 1:45 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an indecent exposure that occurred earlier in the day at approximately 11:15 a.m. A female student reported to police that she was walking through Stadium Drive Garage, when she saw a male expose himself. The victim left the area and later called the police.

The suspect is described as a male with a beard, wearing a black hoodie. A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email http://www.umpd.umd.edu/contact/anonymous_tip.cfm .

When available for release, additional information, 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/home

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

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

https://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 (OCRSM)

301-405-1142   

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

https://ocrsm.umd.edu/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

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

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