UMD Police respond to reports of theft, drug violations

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University of Maryland Police responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle, thefts and CDS violations over the last week, according to daily crime logs.

Suspicious vehicle
At about 12:45 a.m. on Wednesday, University Police’s Security Operations Center reported a suspicious vehicle near Route 1 and Knox Road, University Police spokesperson Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas wrote in an email.

A male driver exited his vehicle, urinated on the side of a building and returned to his vehicle, operating it “in a manner that was concerning,” Hoaas wrote.

University Police stopped the vehicle near Route 1 and Berwyn House Road and observed possible signs of impairment. The driver did not perform the field sobriety tests as instructed and was taken back to University Police headquarters for processing.

During processing, though, Hoaas wrote that the driver’s blood alcohol content and subsequent interview with police dissolved the probable cause needed to make an arrest. The driver was released without being charged, Hoaas wrote.

Theft
On Tuesday at about 3:15 p.m., a University Police officer observed a possible traffic infraction involving three men, who were riding two scooters near Route 1 and Guilford Road.

Another officer caught up to the men traveling north on Route 1, Hoaas wrote. The scooters were not displaying a decal, and one of the riders was not wearing a helmet.

Police stopped the men while walking on Calvert Road near Rhode Island Avenue and found the two scooters near Harvard Road and Rhode Island Avenue, Hoaas wrote. One of the scooters was reported stolen through the Metropolitan Police.

Earl Moore, 39, of Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged with theft between $1,500 and $25,000, Hoaas wrote. The other two men were released with traffic citations, and criminal charges are pending for them.

No lawyer or contact information for Moore was listed in online court records at the time of publication.

At about 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, University Police reported to the Animal Sciences building for a reported bicycle theft.

A male student said his black and silver bike and U-lock were stolen that morning, Hoaas wrote.

This case is active.

CDS violations
On Monday, at about 12:15 a.m., University Police stopped a white SUV near Route 1 and Fraternity Row.

The officer smelled marijuana and a search of the vehicle yielded more than 10 grams of the substance, Hoaas wrote.

Thomas Gee, 33, of Clinton, Maryland, was arrested and issued a criminal citation for possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana, Hoaas wrote.

Gee’s case was not listed in online court records at the time of publication.

At about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, University Police stopped a red sedan for a traffic violation near Route 1 and Greenbelt Road. Later, at about 2:15 a.m., University Police stopped a white sedan for a traffic violation near Adelphi and Cool Springs roads, Hoaas wrote.

In both instances, University Police officers smelled marijuana. Searches of the vehicles yielded small amounts of marijuana, Hoaas wrote.

The red sedan’s driver and the white sedan’s driver were both issued civil citations for possessing fewer than 10 grams of marijuana, Hoaas wrote.

Both cases are closed.

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