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UMD Safety Notice: Off-Campus Armed Robbery

UMD Safety Notice: Off-Campus Armed Robbery

The purpose of this UMD Safety Notice 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 Robbery

OCCURRED: December 15, 2016/ Approximately 8:40 p.m.

LOCATION: 4300 Block of Knox Road (Apartment Building), College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: PP16121500002449

On December 15, 2016, at approximately 9:25 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified by the Prince George's County Police Department of an off-campus armed robbery that occurred in the 4300 block of Knox Road. A male UMD student reported to police that he invited a friend over to his apartment. When the friend showed up, he brought two males with him. Once inside the apartment, one of the two males displayed a handgun. Property was taken and the two suspects left the apartment. There were two more residents in the apartment at the time of the incident. Both UMD students. No injuries reported.

The Prince George's County Police Department is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects are encouraged to contact police (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.

Additional information, when made available by the Prince George's County Police, may be found on our website at http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm

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!

 

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

https://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 and Sexual Misconduct 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

http://www.umd.edu/ocrsm/

 

UMD SOS App

http://apps.reslife.umd.edu/SOS/

 

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

 

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Safety Notice: Off-Campus Burglary

UMD Safety Notice: Off-Campus Burglary

The purpose of this UMD Safety Notice 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 Burglary

OCCURRED: December 10, 2016/ Approximately 9:15 p.m.

LOCATION: 4600 Block of Knox Road, College Park, MD

PGPD CASE #: PP16121000002413

On December 10, 2016, at approximately 9:25 p.m., the University of Maryland Police Department and the Prince George's County Police Department responded to the 4600 block of Knox Road for an off-campus burglary. A male UMD student reported to police that he was in his room, when a male opened the door. The student got up and chased the suspect out of the house.

The Prince George's County Police Department is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of suspects are encouraged to contact police (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.

Additional information, when made available by the Prince George's County Police, may be found on our website at http://universityofmarylandpolice.com/stats/safety_notices.cfm

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.

 

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

 

If you have a home security system, set it.

 

Make sure your residence has good exterior lighting.

 

Never enter your residence if you see that a door or window has been forced. Go to the nearest safe place and contact the local police immediately.

 

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!

 

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

https://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 and Sexual Misconduct 

TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu

http://www.umd.edu/ocrsm/

 

UMD SOS App

http://apps.reslife.umd.edu/SOS/

 

UMD Alerts

https://alert.umd.edu

 

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

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



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A Message to the Community from UMPD

Dear University of Maryland Community,

Earlier today, we were reminded that violent acts such as the one that occurred at the Ohio State University, Columbus campus can occur anywhere, and at any time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those directly affected and to the whole Ohio State University community.

Currently, there are no active threats toward our campus.  However, it is extremely important to remember that, If You See Something, Say Something. While the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) trains for such tragic events, UMD students, faculty and staff must also be prepared in the event of an active shooter situation.

We encourage all UMD students, faculty, and staff to register their cell phone at www.alert.umd.edu to receive emergency text messages from UMPD.

If you find yourself in the middle of an active shooter event, your survival may depend on whether or not you have a plan.  The plan doesn't have to be complicated.  There are three things you can do that make a difference: RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.

For more information on Run. Hide. Fight. and what to expect from responding police officers, visit http://www.umpd.umd.edu/services/activeshooter.cfm . To request an active shooter presentation for your division, department, or student group, please contact Capt. Ecker at kecker@umpd.umd.edu .

Be Smart, Be Safe!

Chief David B. Mitchell

University of Maryland Police Department



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UMD Advisory: UMPD: Calibration Test has Concluded

The calibration test on McKeldin Mall has concluded.

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 (Title IX)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
www.umd.edu/ocrsm

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

UMD Advisory: UMPD Conducting Calibration Test Today

We will conduct a calibration test of our new gunshot location system technology on McKeldin Mall today between 11am and 12 pm. Do not be alarmed if you hear intermittent gun shots during this time.

All appropriate safety protocols have been implemented. However, please avoid the area. Another UMD advisory will be sent at the conclusion of the test.


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 (Title IX)
TitleIXcoordinator@umd.edu
www.umd.edu/ocrsm

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

UMD Advisory - Update in the Investigation of Missing UMD Student **LOCATED**

The purpose of this advisory is to provide a final update in the investigation of the missing UMD student that was reported to the University of Maryland Police Department.


On November 10, 2016, at approximately 6:36 p.m., we received a report of a missing UMD student, 21 year old Kaitlyn George. Kaitlyn was scheduled to meet a friend at the Eppley Recreation Center at approximately 5 p.m. to go on a hiking trip. When Kaitlyn did not show up, her friend came to the police station to report her missing.


On November 11, 2016, Kaitlyn was on security video entering the Baltimore Greyhound bus station. She then boarded a bus that was headed to Norfolk, VA, with scheduled stops at Union Station in D.C., Richmond, VA, and Hampton, VA.


Here is the final update:

  • On November 16, 2016, shortly after 8 a.m., UMPD received confirmation from Houston Police Department that they have located Kaitlyn George at a fast food restaurant in Houston, Texas.

  • Kaitlyn was by herself and is okay.

Thank you to everyone who assisted in locating Kaitlyn George.



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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Advisory - Second Update in the Investigation of Missing UMD Student

The purpose of this advisory is to provide an update in the investigation of the missing UMD student that was reported to the University of Maryland Police Department.


On November 10, 2016, at approximately 6:36 p.m., we received a report of a missing UMD student, 21 year old Kaitlyn George. Kaitlyn was scheduled to meet a friend at the Eppley Recreation Center at approximately 5 p.m. to go on a hiking trip. When Kaitlyn did not show up, her friend came to the police station to report her missing.


A witness reported seeing Kaitlyn on a Charm City Circulator bus on November 11, 2016, at approximately 8:40 a.m. Investigators interviewed this witness and verified this sighting.


Here is an update as to what our investigation continues to reveal:

  • On November 11, 2016, at approximately 11:32 a.m., Kaitlyn George is seen on security video entering the Baltimore Greyhound bus station.

  • Kaitlyn then purchased a ticket and at approximately 1:33 p.m., she boarded a bus that was headed to Norfolk, VA. This bus was scheduled to stop at Union Station in D.C., Richmond, VA, and Hampton, VA.

  • Investigators continue to follow up on investigative leads and tips.

We have no reason to suspect foul play in this case. Our team of investigators will continue to work on this case until we have located Kaitlyn and have verified that she is okay. Anyone with information on Kaitlyn's whereabouts is asked to call the University of Maryland Police Department at 301-405-3555.



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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Advisory - Update in the Investigation of Missing UMD Student

The purpose of this advisory is to provide an update in the investigation of the missing UMD student that was reported to the University of Maryland Police Department.


On November 10, 2016, at approximately 6:36 p.m., we received a report of a missing UMD student, 21 year old Kaitlyn George. Kaitlyn was scheduled to meet a friend at the Eppley Recreation Center at approximately 5 p.m. to go on a hiking trip. When Kaitlyn did not show up, her friend came to the police station to report her missing.


Here is what our investigation has revealed thus far:

  • On November 10, 2016, security footage showed Kaitlyn leaving Allegany Hall at approximately 4:42 p.m., with a camping style backpack and a pink bag.

  • On November 10, 2016, at approximately 4:34 p.m., a white taxi cab entered campus via South Gate.

  • On November 10, 2016, at approximately 4:44 p.m., Kaitlyn got into a white taxi cab in front of Annapolis Hall by herself and on her own accord.

  • Investigators located and interviewed the taxi cab driver. Kaitlyn was dropped off in front of a Marina in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore City.

  • UMPD investigators met with the Baltimore City Police Department investigators to review security footage from the Marina. Security footage indicated that just after being dropped off by the taxi cab, she appeared to get into another waiting vehicle (SUV) on her own accord and by herself.

  • A witness reported seeing Kaitlyn on a Charm City Circulator bus on November 11, 2016, at approximately 8:40 a.m. Investigators interviewed this witness and verified this sighting.

  • Investigators continue to follow up on investigative leads and tips.

We have no reason to suspect foul play in this case. Our team of investigators will continue to work on this case until we have located Kaitlyn and have verified that she is okay. Anyone with information on Kaitlyn's whereabouts is asked to call the University of Maryland Police Department at 301-405-3555.


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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

UMD Advisory - Missing UMD Student

The purpose of this advisory is to make you aware of a missing person report that was reported to the University of Maryland Police Department.


On November 10, 2016, at approximately 6:36 p.m., we received a report of a missing UMD student, 21 year old Kaitlyn George. She was last seen on campus at Allegany Hall on November 10, 2016, at approximately 4 p.m., by roommates. Kaitlyn is approximately 5’3”, approximately 121 pounds, has hazel eyes and blonde hair. She was last seen wearing black leggings, a green long sleeved jacket, and bright colored socks (that are mid-calf level). She possibly had a black and white camping backpack and a green canvas bag with her.


Upon report, our detectives and officers initiated an investigation, to include:


·         Checks of various locations across campus,

·         Checks of local establishments,

·         Continuous review of our camera footage

·         Interviews with witnesses and the reporting person


UMPD pushed out information to the media and neighboring police jurisdictions, as well as to our Twitter, Facebook, UMPD News page.  Those outlets will be updated as soon as new information is available.

To view the press release, go to http://umpdnews.umd.edu/node/831 .


We have no reason to suspect foul play in this case. Our team of detectives will continue to work on this case until we know for sure that Kaitlyn is okay.


Anyone with information on Kaitlyn's whereabouts is asked to call the University of Maryland Police Department at 301-405-3555.



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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

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