University Police responded to reports of assault, vandalism and hate bias, among other incidents this past week, according to police reports.
University Police responded to the Pocomoke Building on Monday at 12:24 p.m. to meet with a University of Maryland student about a dispute with a roommate. The student reported being assaulted by their roommate between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Sunday. The victim received nonlife-threatening injuries.
The officer followed up with the roommate and explained to both of them the necessary procedures to get a protection order or pursue legal action, police spokeswoman Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas said.
This case remains open.
Hate bias incident
On Tuesday at 10:20 p.m., University Police responded to Dorchester Hall for a report of a hate bias incident. At 9:58 p.m. on that same day, a resident assistant discovered a message asking if a student was gay on a whiteboard within the building.
Officers checked the area to see if anyone could provide useful information but didn’t find anything pertaining to the case, Hoaas said. This case is still active.
University Police responded to Lot 16F at 11:02 a.m. Friday for a report of a motorcycle turned on its side. The owner had last seen his bike without damage at 10 p.m. Thursday and noticed at 9:50 a.m. the next day that it had been turned on its side.
Officers are putting in a request to review area video cameras, Hoaas said. This case is still active.
University Police also responded March 3 at 6:50 p.m. to South Campus Commons 7 for a report of vandalism. The student reported a cross had been etched into his door and believed it was done with bias because of his sexual orientation.
The student noticed the damage on his door on Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. This investigation is ongoing.
At 2:42 p.m. Monday, University Police responded to South Campus Commons 1 for a vandalism report. While doing a daily inspection of the facility for damage, the person who called the police noticed a blackboard in the lounge was knocked off the wall, causing a hole. They also saw that the brackets holding up an exit sign were broken.
Police said the damage was likely caused between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. that same day, Hoaas said. The incident is still under investigation.