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UMUC Security Alerts

December 17, 2012

Incident:

Vandalism to Vehicles / Stolen Vehicle

Occurred:

Between 8:25 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Location:

Academic Center at Largo

Brief Details:

On Monday, December 17, 2012 several vehicles were damaged at the Academic Center at Largo while parked in the main parking lot. Windows were broken, but no items were removed from the vehicles. On the same date, one vehicle was stolen from the main parking lot

These are rare occurrences for the Academic Center at Largo, however, please remember that motor vehicles are vulnerable, anywhere, when left parked and unattended.  We all must work together and help reduce these crimes by doing the following: Close windows and lock all doors; keep valuables out of sight (e.g., in trunks, glove compartments, under seats, etc.); utilize anti-theft devices when possible (e.g., alarms, steering wheel locks, ignition kill switches, etc.). Most thieves are opportunist and will target the most vulnerable vehicle.     

Always report suspicious people and/or activity to security at x2-911. Suspicious activity in and around parking lots would include:  Individuals looking into parked vehicles; individuals sitting in parked vehicles for extended periods of time; individuals carrying tools (e.g., screwdrivers, dent pullers, etc.); and individuals who appear as if they locked their keys inside a vehicle.

Crime prevention is everyone's responsibility. Report suspicious activity to security and the police immediately.

 

November 2, 2011

Incident:

Attempted robbery at restaurant near Waldorf Center

Occurred:

Approximately 2:30 p.m., October 28

Location:

Waldorf Center

Suspect:

Robbery suspect apprehended at Waldorf Center

Brief Details:

On Friday, October 28 at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Charles County Sheriff's Office responded to an alleged robbery at a restaurant near the Waldorf Center for Higher Education. During the response, a suspect was apprehended in the vicinity of the Hamilton Center—the building in which the Waldorf Center is located.  The suspect did not come in contact with any staff or students at the Center at any time during the incident. For more information, contact the CSM Public Safety and Preparedness Department at 301-934-7888, or the Charles County Sheriff's Office directly.

Crime prevention is everyone's responsibility. Report suspicious activity to security and the police immediately.

 

October 11, 2011

Incident:

Theft from and vandalism to vehicles

Occurred:

Between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., October 11

Location:

PG Metro Parking Garage B

Suspect:

No suspects at this time

Brief Details:

On Tuesday, October 11, 2011 a UMUC employee working at 6505 Belcrest Road had his vehicle broken into while parked on the third level of parking garage B. The employee's passenger side window was broken and his GPS and checkbook were removed from his glove compartment. There are no suspects at this time.

The theft of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other small electronic devices has become a nationwide trend. Please remember that motor vehicles are vulnerable, anywhere, when left parked and unattended.  Expensive electronic equipment or other items, left in plain sight, make your car a more attractive target of theft. GPS systems are usually mounted in the front window and are clearly visible to passing thieves.  Motor vehicle windows are easily broken and these smash-and-grab-thefts only take a few seconds each.  Unfortunately, the mounts for the GPS system, the power cord, and even the rings on your windows left behind from where a system was mounted, gives a thief reason enough to break-in and look to see where the system might be hidden. All loose items in your vehicle should be secured out of sight or removed from the vehicle.  Make your car less likely to be victimized; secure or hide all loose items in the trunk, lock your doors, leave your widows tightly closed, use a highly visible steering wheel locking device, and report all suspicious persons or activities to the police or security.

Crime prevention is everyone's responsibility. Report suspicious activity to security and the police immediately.

 

July 9, 2011

Incident:

Thefts from and vandalism to vehicles

Occurred:

Between 7:53 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., July 9

Location:

Inn and Conference Center Parking Garage

Suspect:

No suspects at this time

Brief Details:

On Saturday, July 9, 2011 three guests of the Inn and Conference Center had their vehicles broken into while parked in the garage. The first incident was reported at 11:45 a.m. This vehicle's window was broken, but no items were taken. At 2:45 p.m. a second guest reported that the window of his vehicle was broken and that his GPS device was taken. At 5:15 p.m. a third guest reported that the window of his vehicle was broken and that his GPS device was taken. There are no suspects at this time.

The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety (UMDPS) was notified and is investigating the incident. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect(s) are encouraged to contact the UMDPS at 301-405-3555 or the UMUC Security at 301-985-7371.

The theft of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other small electronic devices has become a nationwide trend. Please remember that motor vehicles are vulnerable, anywhere, when left parked and unattended.  Expensive electronic equipment or other items, left in plain sight, make your car a more attractive target of theft. GPS systems are usually mounted in the front window and are clearly visible to passing thieves.  Motor vehicle windows are easily broken and these smash-and-grab-thefts only take a few seconds each.  Unfortunately, the mounts for the GPS system and even the rings on your windows left behind from where a system was mounted gives a thief reason enough to break-in and look to see where the system might be hidden. All loose items in your vehicle should be secured out of sight or removed from the vehicle.  Make your car is less likely to be victimized; secure or hide all loose items in the trunk, lock your doors, leave your widows tightly closed, and report all suspicious persons or activities to the police or security.

Crime prevention is everyone's responsibility. Report suspicious activity to security and the police immediately.

 

June 15, 2011

Incident:

Theft from Vehicle

Occurred:

Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., June 15

Location:

PG Metro Parking Garage – P-3

Suspect:

Black male, short/balding hair, wearing: blue shorts and white tank-top, riding bicycle


Brief Details:

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, a UMUC employee's vehicle was broken into while it was parked on the 3rd level of the Inn and Conference Center's parking garage. The passenger-side window was broken and a GPS was removed. The theft occurred between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. A suspicious individual was reported riding a bicycle on the 3rd level of the garage and is considered a possible suspect. Suspect was a black male with short, balding hair. He was riding a bicycle and wearing blue shorts and white tank-top shirt.

The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety (UMDPS) was notified and is investigating the incident. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect(s) are encouraged to contact the UMDPS at 301-405-3555 or the UMUC security director at 301-985-7471.

The theft of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other small electronic devices has become a nationwide trend. Please remember that motor vehicles are vulnerable, anywhere, when left parked and unattended. Expensive electronic equipment or other items, left in plain sight, make your car a more attractive target of theft. GPS systems are usually mounted in the front window and are clearly visible to passing thieves. Motor vehicle windows are easily broken and these smash-and-grab-thefts only take a few seconds each. Unfortunately, the mounts for the GPS system and even the rings on your windows left behind from where a system was mounted gives a thief reason enough to break-in and look to see where the system might be hidden. All loose items in your vehicle should be secured out of sight or removed from the vehicle. Make your car is less likely to be victimized; secure or hide all loose items in the trunk, lock your doors, leave your widows tightly closed, and report all suspicious persons or activities to the police or security.

Crime prevention is everyone's responsibility. Report suspicious activity to security and the police immediately.

 

June 10, 2011

Incident:

Theft from Vehicle

Occurred:

Between 10:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., June 9

Location:

PG Metro Parking Garage – P-3


Brief Details:

On Thursday, June 9, a UMUC employee reported that his vehicle had been broken into while parked on level P-3 of the PG Metro parking garage. His passenger side window was broken and a GPS device was removed. The theft occurred between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. The Hyattsville Police Department was notified and are investigating the incident.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect(s) are encouraged to contact the UMUC Security Director at 301-985-7471 or the Hyattsville Police at 301-985-5060.

The theft of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other small electronic devices has become a nationwide trend. Please remember that motor vehicles are vulnerable, anywhere, when left parked and unattended. Expensive electronic equipment or other items, left in plain sight, make your car a more attractive target of theft. GPS systems are usually mounted in the front window and are clearly visible to passing thieves. Motor vehicle windows are easily broken and these smash-and-grab-thefts only take a few seconds each. Unfortunately, the mounts for the GPS system and even the rings on your windows left behind from where a system was mounted gives a thief reason enough to break-in and look to see where the system might be hidden. All loose items in your vehicle should be secured out of sight or removed from the vehicle. Make your car is less likely to be victimized; secure or hide all loose items in the trunk, lock your doors, leave your widows tightly closed, and report all suspicious persons or activities to the police or security.

Crime prevention is everyone's responsibility. Report suspicious activity to security and the police immediately.

 

February 16, 2011

Incident:

Assault

Occurred:

Approximately 2:55 p.m., February 16

Location:

University Centre, College Park, Maryland


Brief Details:

On Wednesday, February 16, 2011, a UMUC staff member was involved in an altercation with an unknown suspect. While exiting University Centre from the Quebec side of the building, the staff member was verbally assaulted by the suspect, who was walking up Quebec Street. Next, the suspect approached the staff member, and a physical altercation ensued at approximately 2:55 p.m. The altercation lasted a few seconds and no injuries were reported. The suspect exited the scene.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect are encouraged to contact the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety at 301-405-3555 or UMUC Security at 301-985-7371.

 

Crime prevention is everyone's responsibility. Report suspicious activity to security and the police immediately. Always lock your door when you leave, and secure your valuables at all times.