University of Maryland Police responded to a sex offense and burglary, reported thefts and DWIs, among other reports, in the past two weeks.

Sex offense, burglary

University of Maryland Police are investigating a report of a burglary and fourth-degree sex offense that occurred at Elkton Hall Sunday morning.

A female student at this university was in her dorm room when a male whom she did not know entered the room. The male came into the room via an unlocked door and climbed into the woman’s bed, according to a UMD alert.

The man made contact with the woman while getting into the bed. The woman yelled at the man to get out, and he eventually fled the scene in an unknown direction. The man mentioned “OG Legend” during the incident, the alert read.

The alert described the suspect as a white man who was “medium height” and “heavy set,” with a “round face, brown eyes, short brown straight hair, and wearing only red/blue plaid shorts.”

This case is active.


On Jan. 17 at 11:06 a.m., University Police responded to a report of theft at the Main Administration Building, police spokesperson Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas wrote in an email.

A university employee told police that on Dec. 5, unauthorized purchases were made on two university credit cards. The credit cards were stolen sometime between Nov. 1 and Dec. 5, Hoaas wrote.

This case is active.

Also on Jan. 17, at about 9:24 a.m., University Police responded to Van Munching Hall for another theft report.

An employee at this university informed police their wallet was stolen from their office. The theft occurred on Jan. 16. Another university employee reported to police that their wallet was also taken, Hoaas wrote.

Both victims told police that their credit cards were used to make fraudulent purchases.

This case is also active.


University Police arrested five people last week for DWI offenses.

Two of the arrests were made on Jan. 24, and three were on Jan. 25.

Police observed at least two of the drivers handling their vehicles recklessly and in “willful disregard for safety of persons and property,” according to the University Police website.

These cases are closed.