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UMD Community Notice 07/10/18

**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 Incident

OCCURRED:             July 10, 2018, at approximately 6:55 p.m.

LOCATION:              Paint Branch Trail near Pierce Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue

PARK POLICE CASE #:  18000787

BRIEF DETAILS:

On July 10, 2018, at approximately 7:26 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) was notified of an off-campus incident that occurred along the Paint Branch Trail, near Pierce Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue. A female UMD student reported to police that she was jogging on the trail, when she passed an unknown male who was dressed in all dark clothing with a black backpack.  The male advanced toward her, but she was able to deflect the male’s movement.  The jogger then ran away from the male. The male was last seen running into the woods.

A video review of the cameras is underway and officers continue to patrol the area.  If you see anything suspicious, please report it to the 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.

Be ready to take protective action if necessary. This could be something as simple as crossing the street and entering a populated area.

Note the locations of the Blue Light Emergency Phones and look for them as you walk.

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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UMD Text Alert for Off-Campus Robbery (No Weapon) 06/27/18

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, UMD text alerts were sent for a robbery (no weapon) that occurred off-campus.

(1/3) COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-Campus Robbery (No Weapon) A robbery has been reported off campus in the 5100 block of College Ave. (near College Park Airport). No weapon was used. Stay away from the area. Additional information will be provided when available.

(2/3) COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-Campus Robbery (No Weapon) - UPDATE The suspect was last seen traveling on foot, going West on Campus Dr. towards the Metro tracks. Police are in the area looking for the suspect. Please continue to avoid the area. Additional information will be provided when available.

(3/3) COMMUNITY ALERT: An "All Clear" has been issued for the off-campus robbery that occurred in the 5100 block of College Avenue (near College Park Airport). It appears the suspect has left the area. The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating the incident.

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06/12/18 Community Notice

**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 Robbery with a Weapon

OCCURRED: June 11, 2018/ Approximately 4 p.m.

LOCATION: 4500 block of Guilford Road, College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: 18-0035520

BRIEF DETAILS:

On June 12, 2018, at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Prince George's County Police Department responded to the 4500 block of Guilford Road for a robbery with a weapon that occurred the previous day.

Three UMD students and two unaffiliated victims reported to police that on June 11, 2018, at approximately 4 p.m., they were inside a house in the 4500 block of Guilford Road when they called a known acquaintance and asked him to stop by.  The acquaintance was unable to stop by, but the victims were told that another person would meet them at the house.  An unidentified male came to the house and displayed a handgun.  One of the victims attempted to defend the group, but was struck in the head with the suspect's handgun. The suspect then stole property and left the house.  

The incident was a targeted crime that was not reported for more than 24 hours after the incident occurred.  

The Prince George’s County Police Department responded is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects are encouraged to contact police (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.

Note the locations of the Blue Light Emergency Phones and look for them as you walk.

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/

 

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

2018 Police Chiefs' Association of Prince George's County Annual Awards Program

 

On May 31, 2018, members of the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) along with other police departments in Prince George’s County, were nominated and recognized at the Police Chiefs’ Association of Prince George’s County annual awards ceremony.

Each police department nominated officers and staff from their agency for individual department awards - Civilian of the Year, Community Service Officer of the Year, Investigator of the Year, and Officer of the Year.

Congratulations to Detective Runaldue (not pictured), who was awarded the Investigator of the Year award, Officer Thomas (not pictured) and Officer Deere, who were awarded the Officer of the Year award, Officer Fischer, who was awarded the Community Services Officer of the Year award, and. Mr. Fogleman, who was awarded the Civilian Employee of the Year award.

The officers and our civilian member were put in for consideration for the Police Chiefs’ Association awards – Association Civilian of the Year, Association Community Services Officer of the Year, Association Investigator of the Year, and Association Officer of the Year.

Congratulations to Detective Runaldue (pictured with Chief Mitchell), who was awarded the Association Award - Investigator of the Year.

Congratulations!

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05/16/18 Community Notice

**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 Robbery (No Weapon)

OCCURRED:             May 15, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION:              Hiker/Biker Trail near the 8100 block of Baltimore Avenue

PARK POLICE CASE #:  18000511

BRIEF DETAILS:

On May 15, 2018, at approximately 10:28 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) was notified of an off-campus robbery that occurred along the Hiker/Biker Trail between the 8100 block of Baltimore Avenue and Lot 11b. A male UMD student reported to police that he was walking on the trail when a male came up behind him and announced a robbery. The victim gave the suspect his property. The suspect then left the area and was last seen heading south on the trail.

Due to the late reporting of this incident from the victim to police, a text alert was not sent.

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

19th Annual C.O.P.S. Ride

05/05/18 Community Notice

**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 Burglary

OCCURRED: May 5, 2018/ Approximately 12:10 a.m.

LOCATION: 5000 block of Lakeland Road, College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: 18-0026788

BRIEF DETAILS:

On May 5, 2018, at approximately 12:10 a.m., the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the 5000 block of Lakeland Road for an off-campus burglary. A male UMD student reported to police that he heard a noise coming from a room that was unoccupied. The resident entered the unoccupied room and saw a male suspect leaving through a window with property.

The Prince George’s County Police Department responded is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects are encouraged to contact police (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.

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

 

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/

 

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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