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UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Homicide

**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 Homicide

OCCURRED: March 14, 2019/ Approximately 1:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Woods adjacent to the Indian Creek Hiker-Biker Trail (near Kenilworth Avenue)

PGPD CASE #: 19-0015218

BRIEF DETAILS:

On March 15, 2019, at approximately 8:58 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus homicide. On March 14, 2019, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a deceased male was found in the woods adjacent to the Indian Creek Hiker-Biker Trail (near Kenilworth Avenue). The Prince George’s County Police Department is conducting an investigation. The deceased has no UMD affiliation.

For more information, click here.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects 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.

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

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 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

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

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

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2019 Spring Break Safety Tips for your Residence and Traveling Internationally

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Attempted Sexual Assault

**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 Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division.

INCIDENT:                Off-Campus Attempted Sexual Assault

OCCURRED:             March 11, 2019, at approximately 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION:              Northeast Branch Trail between the Herbert W. Wells Ice Rink and 5800 block of University Research Court (Discovery District)

PARK POLICE CASE #:  190000571

BRIEF DETAILS:

On March 11, 2109, at approximately 4:12 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus attempted sexual assault. A female (no UMD affiliation) was on the Northeast Branch Trail when a male grabbed her. The victim fought the male off and then ran after him. The male was last seen near River Road and University Research Court.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 22 years of age and approximately 5’7” in height. The suspect was wearing a blue sweatshirt, black pants, and a gold hat.

A video review of our cameras in the area is underway. If you see anything suspicious, please report it to police immediately.

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect are encouraged to contact police (911 or 301-459-3232).

Additional information, when made available by the Maryland-National Capital Park 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

Maryland-National Capital Park Police

Prince George’s County Division

Emergency: 911 or 301-459-3232/ Non-Emergency 301-459-9088

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

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Spring 2019 Safety Message from Chief Mitchell

Dear Campus Community,

I want to share with you how your police department continues to keep campus safe and how you can play a role in your safety and in the safety of your fellow Terps.

Our officers continue to be proactive and responsive in their duties while serving and protecting our campus community. In 2018, we responded to over 75,000 calls for service, which include but are not limited to responding to calls, initiating traffic stops, conducting building checks across our campus community, responding to vehicle and building lockouts, investigating traffic accidents, and walking escorts.

We continue to see a decrease in crime on our campus, with the crime rate falling almost 38 percent in 2018. This is in addition to an almost 7 percent drop in crime the year before. This includes an almost 42 percent drop in theft, our most reported crime on campus. Burglary incidents continue to decrease over the ten-year span, with 11 reports made last year. Though there has been a decrease in reported crimes, we still need your help. Here are a few things you can do:

  • Do not let others into your residential building or onto floors, stairwells, elevators, etc. unless you know them as residents of your building.
  • Keep your room door locked, when you’re asleep, down the hall, in the bathroom, or visiting others in your building.
  • Don’t leave your property unattended.
  • If storing items inside a locker temporarily, use a lock to secure the locker.
  • If you have a bicycle on campus, use a “U” type of lock and not a cable/chain lock to secure your property.

To see the crime trend for the past ten years and the decreasing trend of crime on our campus, click here.

The safety of our community is a community effort. All members of the University of Maryland community play a role in keeping campus safe. Recently, a female student alerted UMPD of an intruder that was entering rooms inside Hagerstown Hall in the middle of the night. Thanks to the quick reporting by our student, our officers were able to apprehend the intruder and charge him accordingly.

If you see something, say something to police immediately. Do not wait; the sooner you report, the sooner our officers can respond and address the situation.

As part of our ongoing commitment to your safety, and our continuous efforts to educate you on emergency preparedness, we encourage you to review our latest safety video, Responding to an Active Shooter. While there’s no reason to expect to face an active shooter situation while you’re here, being prepared and understanding widely accepted practices are the best ways to be safe.

You can call UMPD or text us from the UMD Guardian Safety App, which is available free in the app store. This is the only way you can text UMPD. This app also serves as a virtual walking escort service, automatically contacting UMPD if you do not arrive at your expected destination.

As always, we ask that you register your cell phone with UMD Alerts by visiting https://www.alert.umd.edu/ . You will receive text messages from UMPD in the event of an active emergency.

Working together we can achieve a common goal: a safe campus.

Go Terps!

 

David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/ Director of Public Safety

University of Maryland Police Department

03/03/19 UMD Safety Notice

INCIDENT:    Burglaries (Suspect Apprehended)

OCCURRED: March 3, 2019/ Between 6:09 p.m. and 9:23 p.m.

LOCATION: Elkton Hall and South Campus Commons #6

UMPD CASE #: 2019-12312

BRIEF DETAILS:

On March 3, 2019, at approximately 6:12 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to Elkton Hall for a suspicious person. A female entered two unlocked rooms at Elkton Hall. Both rooms were occupied at the time of the incident. The female engaged in conversation with the residents of each room. The female then left in an unknown direction of travel.

Later in the evening UMPD responded to South Campus Commons #6. A female entered an unlocked room, stole property and left. Officers located the female and it was determined she was the same individual from Elkton Hall. The female was taken into police custody for processing. The female has no UMD affiliation.

When available for release, additional information about this case, 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.

Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave and when you are in for the night.

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) 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

https://ocrsm.umd.edu/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

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UMD Advisory: UMD Closed 02/20/19

The University of Maryland, College Park is closed Wednesday, February 20, 2019, due to expected inclement weather.

UMD Safety Notice 02/13/19

INCIDENT:    Burglaries (Arrest Made)

OCCURRED: February 13, 2019/ Approximately 1:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Hagerstown Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2019-8446

BRIEF DETAILS:

On February 13, 2019, at approximately 1:37 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to Hagerstown Hall for a suspicious male. A female UMD student reported to police that a male was trying to enter multiple rooms. Officers responded and located an intoxicated male in the lobby of the building along with the reporting person. After talking with the student and reviewing the video footage taken by the student during their interaction with the suspect, the male was taken into custody. Officers interviewed additional victims and a witness in this matter. Based upon the investigation, the male has been charged with multiple counts that can be viewed here.

Due to the quick reporting of suspicious behavior by our student resident, an apprehension was made in this case. Thank you to our student resident who said something when they saw something suspicious.

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.

Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave and when you are in for the night.

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) 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

https://ocrsm.umd.edu/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

02/13/19 Press Release: UMPD Arrest Male in Connection with Hagerstown Hall Burglaries

02/06/18 Press Release: UMPD Obtains Arrest Warrant in University Book Center Burglaries

UMD Safety Notice 02/01/19

INCIDENT:    Burglary

OCCURRED: February 1, 2019/ Approximately 6:45 a.m.

LOCATION: Anne Arundel Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2019-5916

BRIEF DETAILS:

On February 1, 2019, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a burglary that occurred at Anne Arundel Hall. A female UMD student reported to police that at approximately 6:45 a.m., a male opened her door and entered her residence. The student told the male to leave, but the male did not comply. The student then pushed the male out of her room. The male was last seen walking down the hallway until he went out of sight. 

The student described the individual as a white male, standing approximately 5'10" to 6', college aged, short brown hair, wearing a red shirt and dark pants and appeared intoxicated. 

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.

Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave and when you are in for the night.

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) 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

https://ocrsm.umd.edu/

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

 

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