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UMD Safety Notice 03/27/2023

INCIDENT:                4th Degree Sex Offense (Unlawful Touching) and Indecent Exposure


OCCURRED:             March 26, 2023 (Sunday)/ Approximately 7:32 p.m.

March 27, 2023 (Monday)/ Approximately 10:05 a.m.

LOCATION:               3400 Block of Tulane Drive, Hyattsville, Maryland

UMPD CASE Numbers:        2023-28039 and 2023-28186



On March 27, 2023 at approximately 12:21 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received a report of a 4th Degree Sex Offense (unlawful touching) that occurred at approximately 7:32 p.m. on March 26, 2023. 


A woman (student) reported to police that she was walking in the area of the 3400 Block of Tulane Drive when a male approached her and touched her inappropriately.  As she continued to walk, the suspect grabbed her and as she turned around saw that the man had exposed himself.  The victim left the area and called police.


On March 27, 2023 at approximately 10:10 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department received a report of an indecent exposure that had occurred at approximately 10:05 a.m. on March 27, 2023.  A woman (no affiliation) reported to police that she witnessed a male who had exposed himself inside of a hallway.  Upon being seen, the male fled the area.


The suspect in both incidents is described as follows: black male, appeared to be in his 30s, approximately 5’8” to 5’9” tall, skinny build.  Last seen wearing a dark grey or black jacket, black pants with a white stripe down the leg, and white shoes.


Photos of the suspect can be seen here.


The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit are investigating these incidents.


Anyone with any information regarding these incidents and/or the possible identity of the suspect, are encouraged to contact police at 301-405-3555. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may email .

When available for release, additional information, may be obtained by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our web site: and

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 (AT&T and Verizon Wireless) 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 (AT&T and Verizon Wireless)/ 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





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Photos of suspect:

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Photo of suspect_1

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