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UMD Safety Notice 05/20/17

INCIDENT:    Homicide

OCCURRED: May 20, 2017/ Approximately 3:03 a.m.

LOCATION: Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall Bus Stop

UMPD CASE #: 2017-31027

BRIEF DETAILS:

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, at approximately 3:05 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an assault with a knife on Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall. Officers immediately responded to the area and located the male victim on the sidewalk suffering from serious injuries. Officers provided medical assistance until paramedics arrived. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased by medical staff.

Prince George’s County Police stopped an individual on Regents Drive near Montgomery Hall. Witnesses positively identified the individual as the male who assaulted the victim. The male was taken into UMPD custody where charges are pending.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting an investigation. 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 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.

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)

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

ocrsm.umd.edu

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

UMPD Welcomes Four Experienced Police Officers to the Agency

Pictured Left to Right: Officer Fuoco, Officer Shannon, Chief Mitchell, Officer Thompson, and Officer Wells.

Please join us in welcoming and congratulating our four newest members to the police department. Chief Mitchell administered the Oath of Office on May 12, 2017.  All of the officers have law enforcement experience and bring a wealth of knowledge to our department.

 

University Police Mission:

“To serve the University Community, protect life and property, and enforce the law.”

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UMD Alerts for 05/14/17

A UMD Safety Notice (email) was sent for an Indecent Exposure that occurred on 05/14/17. For information, visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices_umpd_detail.cfm?id=833 . The University of Maryland Police Department is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555.

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A UMD Text Alert was sent in the early morning hours for an off-campus sex offense that occurred on 05/14/17. The following information was sent out to our campus community:

An off-campus sex offense has been reported in the 7500 blk Girard Ave.. Suspect not in custody. Be alert. Suspect, M 20s, wearing Gray T-shirt, white hat, 5'6"-5'9". Entered back door touched female then fled in unknown direction. PGPD continues to investigate incident.

The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.

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Update in the Hate/Bias Investigation

Dear Campus Community,

On April 27, 2017, at approximately 11:39 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department responded to Fraternity Row #5 for a hate/bias incident that occurred earlier in the day. It was reported to UMPD that between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., a noose was found inside the building.

Once we were notified of this incident, detectives were assigned to begin an investigation into this hateful act. While our detectives continue to follow up with leads into this matter, here is what we can share at this time with our community:

  • The noose was reported to be found in the kitchen.
  • The time frame as to when this incident occurred has been narrowed down to between 1:06 p.m. and 1:10 p.m.
  • A video review of our cameras around the exterior of the fraternity house and Fraternity Row revealed nothing of evidentiary value.
  • Our detectives have interviewed members of the fraternity and others who may have had knowledge of the incident. Detectives continue to conduct follow up interviews.

As we continue with our investigation, we are committed to a thorough, comprehensive, and transparent process with our community. We have met with members of our community and heard your concerns.

We will continue to update our community as information becomes available at www.umpdnews.umd.edu . Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Barnosky at 301-405-3555 or email at investigations@umpd.umd.edu . Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email http://www.umpd.umd.edu/contact/anonymous_tip.cfm .

 

Chief David B. Mitchell

Chief of Police/

Director of Public Safety

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UMPD Seeks the Community's Help

On May 4, 2017, at approximately 12:21 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an unlawful touching. Witnesses reported that a male was observed touching women in an inappropriate manner in the Stamp Student Union and Hornbake Library area. Officers responded to the area and located the male.  He was questioned and issued an immediate denial of access for the campus.  At this time, we are seeking additional witnesses or victims in order to proceed with criminal charges.

The individual involved is described as a black male with short black hair, brown eyes, facial hair (goatee with grey hair), and eyeglasses. He stands approximately 5’ 9” and weighs approximately 190 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a grey short sleeve polo shirt with a grey long sleeve underneath, a dark color under shirt, blue jeans and blue/black sneakers with white soles.

If anyone has information or came into contact with this male, please contact Det. Barnosky at 301-405-3555 or email at investigations@umpd.umd.edu .

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UMPD Investigates May 3 Robbery - Reporting Person Charged for False Report

**ARREST UPDATE** UMPD Received Additional Charges in Multiple Theft Cases

UMD Text Alerts 04/29/17

A UMD Text Alert was sent for an on-campus attempted robbery. For information about the text alert, visit https://alert.umd.edu/node/951 . The University of Maryland Police Department is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555.

A UMD Text Alert was sent for an off-campus attempted armed robbery. For information about the text alert, visit https://alert.umd.edu/node/952 . The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.

A UMD Text Alert was sent for an on-campus armed robbery. For information about the text alert, visit https://alert.umd.edu/node/955 . The University of Maryland Police Department is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555.

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week 2017

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