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Oct 19

University Park Police Bi-weekly Incident Report - September 16-30, 2021

Posted on October 19, 2021 at 11:29 AM by Harvey Baker

Incident Type

Total

911 DISCONNECT

1

ACCIDENT

2

ANIMAL COMPLAINT

1

CHECK WELFARE

1

CW18

5

HIT AND RUN

1

MISC POLICE INCIDENT

2

MISSING PERSON

1

PREMISE CHECK

214

STOLEN VEH

1

SUSPICIOUS AUTO

1

SUSPICIOUS OCC AUTO

1

THEFT FROM AUTO

4

TRAFFIC COMPLAINT

4

UNKNOWN TROUBLE

1

VANDALISM

2

Total Calls -->

242

Oct 19

University Park Police Bi-weekly Incident Report - October 1-15, 2021

Posted on October 19, 2021 at 11:28 AM by Harvey Baker

Incident Type

Total

911 DISCONNECT

1

ACCIDENT

6

ANIMAL COMPLAINT

1

ASSAULT

1

CHECK WELFARE

1

CHECK WELFARE COMBINED

1

CW18

5

DISORDERLY

1

FOUND

1

PREMISE CHECK

148

RESIDENTIAL ALARM

1

SCHOOL RESOURCE

1

SUSPICIOUS AUTO

6

SUSPICIOUS OCC AUTO

1

SUSPICIOUS PERSON

1

TRAFFIC COMPLAINT

2

TRANSFER TO HYATTSVILLE CITY

1

UNKNOWN TROUBLE

3

Total Calls -->

182

 

 

 

 

Oct 18

Does Your Home Have Curb Appeal for Thieves?

Posted on October 18, 2021 at 4:30 PM by Harvey Baker

Community Members,

Thieves go through neighborhoods looking for overgrown shrubs and stuffed mailboxes.  In the evening they look for darkened houses and window and doors that have been left opened. Does your home have curb appeal for thieves?  Please answer these 10 questions to determine if your home is safe and secure:

  • Are your windows closed and secured with a locking device?
  • Are your shrubs neatly trimmed and allow clear view of the front of your home?
  • Are all doors locked when you are home or away?
  • Does your home look occupied even when you are away?
  • Is your garage door, interior door and storage shed closed and locked?
  • Are your outside lights working and turn on at dark?
  • Do you refrain from posting your time away from your home on social media?
  • Does your home have a security system, which includes an alarm and video surveillance?
  • Do you let a neighbor know when you will be away on vacation or work travel?
  • When you are away from home do you submit a house check request from the University Park Police?

If you answered, “yes” to five or more questions you are well on your way to improving security at your home and reducing curb appeal for thieves!  

Thank you,  

Chief Harvey R. Baker