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UMD Safety Notice 10/14/2023

INCIDENT:                 4th Degree Sex Offense (Unlawful Touching)

OCCURRED:              October 13, 2023 (Friday)/ Approximately 9:40 p.m.

LOCATION:               Shuttle-UM bus (route 115) on Regents Drive near Mitchell Building, College Park, Maryland 20742

UMPD CASE #:           2023-90963


On October 13, 2023, at approximately 10:43 p.m., UMPD responded to the Stamp Student Union for a report of 4th degree sex offense (unlawful touching) that occurred on a Shuttle-UM bus. The incident occurred on October 13, 2023, at approximately 9:40 p.m.

A man (UMD student) reported to police that he got on Shuttle-UM bus, route 115. An unknown man sat next to the student and started to ask him questions. In preparation to exit the bus, the student got up and the unknown man touched the student inappropriately.

The University of Maryland Police Department, Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident 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, including updated description of suspect(s) 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 911 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 (AT&T and Verizon Wireless) / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555
Prince George's County Police Department
Emergency Number - 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200

Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity for quick access to phone numbers and emergency guide

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App) 

UMD Police Walking Escort



ADA/504 Coordinator


Bias Incident Support Services


Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)


Counseling Center


CARE Office (Free & Confidential resource for those impacted by Sexual & Relationship Violence)


Health Center


Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)


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