News and Information about the University of Maryland Police Department
On September 28, 2016, at approximately 9 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received a report of a missing person. While investigating this incident, just after 10:30 p.m., officers with the University of Maryland Police Department and the Prince George’s County Police department responded to the 8100 block of 48th Avenue for a welfare check. Officers found two individuals in the vehicle, one of the individuals was the missing person. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.
The Prince George’s County Police Department is the primary agency for this investigation. To find out more details about this incident, visit http://pgpolice.blogspot.com/2016/09/pgpd-investigates-domestic-related.html . Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925.
A UMD Alert was not issued to campus in this instance, as the purpose of alerts is to inform the campus community of an imminent threat or an on-going risk to the campus community. Our officers determined that there was no imminent threat involving this case nor an on-going risk to the campus community.
To learn more about UMD Alerts, visit https://alert.umd.edu/ .
Please visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices_umpd_detail.cfm?id=811 for information regarding an on-campus indecent exposure that occurred on 09/26/16. 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.
Dear Campus Community,
As many of you know, we received a call at approximately 1:12 a.m. for a shooting at the College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. A male Marriott security officer was shot and taken to a hospital, where he remains in critical condition. Investigation reveals that this incident was a commercial armed robbery. Three safes were taken and later recovered near the facility, along with a handgun. Our officers arrested one suspect and we are actively investigating this incident to determine the identity of the second suspect. We believe this was a targeted crime of opportunity. There is no reason to believe that this crime was intended to target any of our students, faculty, and staff.
Please keep the Marriott security officer in your thoughts and prayers. More information will be shared as our investigation continues.
Chief David B. Mitchell
Director of Public Safety/
Chief of Police
Please visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices_offcampus_detail.cfm?id=810 for information regarding an off-campus burglary that occurred on 08/26/16. The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.
Please visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/stats/safety_notices_offcampus_detail.cfm?id=809 for information regarding an off-campus burglary that occurred on 08/05/16. The Prince George's County Police Department is the primary reporting agency and is conducting the investigation.