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UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Burglary

UMD Community Notice: Off-Campus Burglary

**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 Burglary

OCCURRED:              April 24, 2022 (Sunday)/ Approximately 6 a.m.

LOCATION:               7500 block of Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, Maryland

PGPD CASE #:           22-0019582

BRIEF DETAILS:

On April 24, 2022, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the University of Maryland Police Department was notified of an off-campus burglary that occurred in the 7500 block of Rhode Island Avenue, College Park, Maryland. 

Residents of a property reported to the Prince George's County Police Department that on April 24, 2022, at approximately 6 a.m., a male not known to them had entered their residence. One of the residents woke up to the suspect in her room. The resident confronted the suspect who then left the residence in an unknown direction. Property was taken.

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating this incident.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect are encouraged to contact the Prince George’s County Police Department (911 or 301-352-1200).

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 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.

If your residence has a home security system, make sure to set it.

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.

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/ 911

UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)

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.

Prince George's County Police Department

911 from mobile phone / 301-352-1200 (non-emergency) / 911

NITE Ride

301-314-6483

http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html 

Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

301-314-4357

helpcenterumd.org

Counseling Center