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Earthquake Preparedness Information - The Great Shakeout Drill

Earthquake Preparedness Information - The Great Shakeout Drill

Dear UMD Campus Community,

 

On October 17th at 10:17 a.m., we invite the University of Maryland community to join more than 19.5 million individuals for the Great Shakeout. 

 

The Shakeout is a global earthquake awareness drill that provides local communities, schools, businesses and organizations throughout the nation with an opportunity to practice how to stay safe during an earthquake and to practice the protective action of “Drop, Cover and Hold On.”

 

On August 23, 2011, the 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Mineral, Va., took us by surprise and was a stark reminder that many areas within our nation are vulnerable to these unexpected events. It was an equally powerful reminder that all of us must be prepared during an earthquake, as well as be ready for other potential hazards.

 

On October 17th at 10:17 a.m., we strongly encourage you to Drop to the ground, take Cover under a sturdy table or desk, and Hold On to practice the earthquake protective actions!

 

Remember, preparedness is a shared responsibility. Do your part and practice how to be safe when shaking begins.

 

To learn more about emergency preparedness at the University of Maryland, please visit www.prepare.umd.edu.

 

For information on earthquake preparedness, please visit www.shakeout.org.

 

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Armed Carjacking

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Armed Carjacking

**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 Armed Carjacking  

 

OCCURRED:             October 12, 2019/ Approximately 4:22 a.m.

 

LOCATION:              Adelphi Road at Campus Drive, College Park, Maryland

 

PGPD CASE #:           PP 19-0059720

 

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 14, 2019, at approximately 8:49 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus armed carjacking that occurred on October 12, 2019 at approximately 4:22 a.m.

A male reported to the Prince George’s County Police Department that a vehicle hit the victim’s vehicle from behind on Adelphi Road at Campus Drive. The victim exited his vehicle in an attempt to exchange information with the driver of the striking vehicle, at which point the suspect displayed a knife and demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied with the suspect’s demand and handed over his property, to include the keys to his vehicle. The suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and left on Adelphi Road towards East-West Highway.

Per the Prince George’s County Police Department, this is the only recent incident of its kind.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspect(s) are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (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.

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.

UMD Safety Notice - Burglary

UMD Safety Notice - Burglary

INCIDENT:    Burglary

OCCURRED: October 13, 2019

LOCATION: Somerset Hall

UMPD CASE #: 2019-60224

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 13, 2019, at approximately 5:20 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of a burglary that occurred at Somerset Hall. A female UMD student reported to police that at approximately 5:10 a.m., she entered her residence and saw a male, unknown to her, sleeping in her bed. The male was told to leave and the male was last seen walking down the stairwell.

The student described the individual as a white male, stocky build, standing approximately 6’ 2”, college aged, with short brown hair. He was wearing a white t- shirt that had a cartoon character on it, grey shorts, and sneakers. The resident advised that the male appeared to be intoxicated. 

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

Make sure that you lock your doors and windows before you leave and when you are in for the night.

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!

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

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 Counsel

COMMUNITY ALERT: All Clear

COMMUNITY ALERT: All Clear

An "All Clear" has been issued for the off-campus robbery (weapon implied) incident near the intersection of Knox Road and Rhode Island Avenue. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Officers will continue a visible presence in the area. The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident. Continue to be aware of your surroundings, and if you see something suspicious, say something to police immediately.

 

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number -  301-405-3333 / #3333 from a mobile phone / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555

 

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)
umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian
  
Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200 

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://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 & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)

301-405-1142
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu


UMD Alerts https://alert.umd.edu
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Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-campus robbery (weapon implied)

COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-campus robbery (weapon implied)

UPDATE: The male victim described the suspect as a male, with a full face, wearing rounded eye glasses. Last seen heading towards the metro.


Safety Resources:


University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number -  301-405-3333 / #3333 from a mobile phone / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555


UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian
  
Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200 

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://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 & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)

301-405-1142

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

UMD Alerts https://alert.umd.edu
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Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-campus robbery (weapon implied)

COMMUNITY ALERT: Off-campus robbery (weapon implied)

An off-campus robbery (weapon implied) was reported near the intersection of Knox Road and Rhode Island Avenue. Suspect not in custody. Be alert. Stay away from area. Additional information will be provided when it becomes available.


Safety Resources:


University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number -  301-405-3333 / #3333 from a mobile phone / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555


UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

umpdnews.umd.edu/umdguardian
  
Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200 

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://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 & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)

301-405-1142

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
ocrsm.umd.edu

UMD Alerts https://alert.umd.edu
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Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Death Investigation

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Death Investigation

**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 Death Investigation

OCCURRED:             October 6, 2019/ Approximately 1:55 a.m. 

LOCATION:              5100 Block of College Avenue, College Park, Maryland 

PGPD CASE #:           PP 19-10060000058458

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 6, 2019, at approximately 4:40 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) of an off-campus death investigation. At approximately 1:55 a.m., PGPD officers responded to the 5100 block of College Avenue for a towing dispute. Once on scene, PGPD officers saw two adult males in a physical struggle. The officers separated both males and found that one of the males was unresponsive. Officers performed CPR until the paramedics arrived. The male was taken to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The second male was taken for questioning by PGPD.

The Prince George's County Police Department Detectives are working to determine the circumstances that led up to the man's death. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-866-411-TIPS.

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.

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/umdg

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Shooting

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Shooting

**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 Shooting

OCCURRED: October 3, 2019/ Approximately 9 p.m.

LOCATION: 4300 block of Metzerott Road, College Park, MD

PG Park Police Case #: 19002684                       

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 3, 2019, at approximately 9 p.m., the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division, was notified of shots fired in the 4300 block of Metzerott Road (off-campus), near a park, adjacent to the UMD campus. It was discovered that a female sought help from a nearby residence after suffering from trauma to her upper body. The female (no affiliation) was taken to a local area hospital for further evaluation.

It is believed that a light colored sedan was involved. The direction of travel of the vehicle is not known. Officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division and the University of Maryland Police Department remain in the area, patrolling.

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George's County Division 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 by accessing the "UMD Safety Notice" portion of our website at http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm .

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

UMD Alert Test

UMD Alert Test

First Wednesday of each month at 11:55 a.m., the campus tests the UMD Alert Emergency Notification System, Alertus System and Early Warning Sirens.  These are only tests.

In the event of an emergency, you will receive text and email notifications with information regarding the nature of the emergency and necessary protective actions.

UMD affiliates may edit their mobile device settings at alert.umd.edu.

Contact Information:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number 301-405-3333/ #3333 from a mobile phone/ 911

Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

Sent by University of Maryland Police Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Safety Notice – Indecent Exposure

UMD Safety Notice – Indecent Exposure

INCIDENT:    Indecent Exposure

OCCURRED: October 1, 2019, at approximately 7:25 p.m.

LOCATION: Northbound Mowatt Lane at Campus Drive, College Park, MD

UMPD CASE #: 2019-57502

BRIEF DETAILS:

On October 1, 2019, at approximately 7:35 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an indecent exposure that occurred on northbound Mowatt Lane, near Campus Drive. Two female UMD students reported to police that they were walking along the sidewalk parallel to the Architecture Building, when a male exposed himself inside a vehicle. The students left and the vehicle was last seen traveling towards Adelphi Road.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as an older silver sedan with a Maryland license plate. The suspect is described as a male, approximately 30 to 50 years of age, dark hair, wearing a white crew neck t-shirt, and dark shorts.

 A video review of the cameras in the area is underway.

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