Police respond to reports of theft, suspicious activity

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Police responded to reports of theft, suspicious activity and vandalism this month, according to police logs.

Theft

University of Maryland police responded to the Varsity Team House after three students reported their motor scooters were stolen on Jan. 11.

A video review of that incident is underway, and the case is active.

The next day, police responded to a different incident at the College Park Volunteer Fire Department after a witness reported he saw a male walking in the street on Route 1 at about 7 a.m.

The male witness saw the suspect walk to a nearby parking lot and stand between parked cars, wrote police spokesperson Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas in an email. When the witness called police, he heard a car alarm.

Prince George’s County Police arrived first at the scene, where an officer observed the suspect rummaging through a car, Hoaas wrote. University Police arrived and handcuffed the suspect before he was brought to the Department of Corrections for processing, she added.

The suspect, identified as Jeffrey Mark Moten Jr., 38, of Washington, D.C., was charged with theft, malicious destruction of property and “rogue and vagabond,” a misdemeanor charge related to burglary in state criminal code.

According to D.C. court records, Moten has a history of misdemeanors, including theft and destruction of property.

In a different incident, a male student also reported on Jan. 17 that his property was stolen from Charles Hall on Jan. 15.

The case is active.

Suspicious Activity

University Police responded to the Nyumburu Cultural Center on Jan. 10 for a report of suspicious activity at about 11 a.m. A male employee told police he received a “concerning” text message, Hoaas wrote, and another male employee said he also received such a message.

The case is active.

In a different incident on Jan. 11 at about midnight, an officer was driving along Guilford Drive near the Catholic Student Center when he observed an individual wearing a mask and riding an electric scooter, Hoaas wrote.

The officer stopped the individual for wearing a mask in public. The individual refused to talk to the officer, attempting to leave twice and not cooperating, Hoaas wrote.

The officer handcuffed the individual because of his behavior, according to Hoaas. When the mask was removed, the officer recognized him, and the male was issued a civil citation for wearing a mask in public in Prince George’s County.

Vandalism

Police responded to Lot 11B on Jan. 9 at about 10:30 p.m. for a report of vandalism.

A female student said her vehicle’s plastic window was cut between Jan 8. and 9. Nothing was taken from the vehicle, Hoaas wrote.

A video review is underway, and the case is active.

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