University of Maryland Police responded to reports of burglary and a recovered stolen motor vehicle this week, according to daily crime logs.


On Tuesday after 11 p.m., University Police responded to a burglary on Lakeland Road.

An officer saw a man dragging a trash can with a blue tarp from the campus toward Route 1, police spokesperson Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas wrote in an email.

The officer lost track of the man, but found the trash can in a wooded area nearby. Other officers ordered the man to come out of the woods, and he complied. Police found “items of copper” in the can, Hoaas wrote.

After searching the area, police found trash can tire marks leading to storage containers behind the Energy Research Facility, Hoaas wrote.

Officers arrested and charged Edward James Hoffman, 49, of Oxon Hill, with theft and second- and fourth-degree burglary, Hoaas wrote.

Recovered stolen motor vehicle

On Monday at about 5 p.m., University Police responded to a report of a stolen motor vehicle at the impound lot, located off Rossborough Lane.

A vehicle that had been reported stolen to D.C. Metropolitan Police was towed from Lot 8 to the impound lot, Hoaas wrote.

The owner was notified and given information on how to retrieve their vehicle from the lot.

This case is closed.