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April 28, 2013
Our nation has laid to rest another hero. Officer Sean Collier, police officer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was tragically killed in the events that led to the capture of the Boston Marathon bombers ("Slain MIT police officer remembered," April 25). At the young age of 27, Officer Collier had always wanted to be a police officer and chose to do so protecting the campus of MIT. At the Maryland Classified Employees Association, Inc., we have the honor of representing university police officers across the state from Salisbury University to Bowie State University and Frostburg State University.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
The president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus said he is "deeply disturbed" by two crimes reported against members of the campus community Monday night and will hold a public safety town hall next week. The incidents -- a robbery of a nursing student and an attempted robbery of a hospital employee -- have prompted campus police to add additional police and security officers, who will wear reflective vests on foot or on Segways, President Jay A. Perman said in an e-mail to employees and students.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2013
The voices are constant. They fight each other for space in your brain, and while you try to process what they're saying - "You're worthless, we hate you" - you can't believe what you're seeing: the TV weatherman talking directly to you. "You just gonna sit around with your stupid mouth open?" he says. The abuse goes on for six uncomfortable minutes before Candice Tyrell, a seven-year veteran of the Washington College campus police force, pulls away from the Mindstorm "psychosis simulator" and pronounces the whole thing "weird.
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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
A Towson University student was arrested this week after he allegedly threatened on social media to carry out an attack at the college that he said would be "Virginia Tech part 2. " Matthew David Cole, 18, was charged Thursday with making threats of mass violence and disturbing the operation of the school. He posted $100,000 bail and was released from jail Friday. "A thorough investigation is continuing, however, at this time it has been determined that there is no longer a threat to the university community," officials wrote in an email to students and staff.
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By Tricia Bishop
The Baltimore Sun
| August 20, 2013
I have to admit, I'm a little nervous as the rep from Janssen Pharmaceuticals steers me toward the Mindstorm "psychosis simulation" machine. She says I should experience both available videos to get a better sense of what a severe schizophrenic hallucination feels like, then plops me down in front of a silver suitcase.  It doesn't look like much: a laptop, a pair of headphones and a hand-held video viewer. The Mindstorm machine is here, at Towson University, so the campus police from nine state schools taking a day-long course in mental-illness recognition can feel it first-hand, albeit virtually.  Mental illnesses usually show themselves for the first time between the ages of 16 and 24, according to the National Association of Mental Illness, which means campus personnel, including police, need to be prepared to recognize and react to them.  The rep asks if I'm ready, then selects the first simulation.  A video begins to play.
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By Alison Knezevich and Jon Meoli, Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 30, 2013
A Towson University student was raped early Friday outside an apartment building near campus, police said. The woman told Baltimore County police she was grabbed from behind by two males and attacked about 1 a.m. at University Village. Campus police issued a crime alert Friday. "We're offering all of the resources at Towson to support the victim and her family as she begins to recover from this horrible event," Towson University spokeswoman Gay Pinder said. Cpl. Cathy Batton, a county police spokeswoman, said the woman called police at 2:18 a.m. and said the rape had occurred between 12:53 a.m. and 1:20 a.m. in the 400 block of Campus View Drive.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 2, 1998
A University of Maryland student arrested in a December Peeping Tom incident is not suspected in February and April incidents in a College Park dormitory, campus police said.Daniel Benedict Baglio, 19, was arrested April 24 after a woman recognized him while standing in line at the Stamp Student Union's movie theater. Police said she identified him as the man who intruded as she showered in Centreville Hall in December.He was charged with misdemeanor burglary and trespassing and was released on personal recognizance.
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By Brent Jones | August 1, 2008
University of Maryland campus police in College Park alerted students and workers of a possible cougar sighting reported near the wooded areas of the Comcast Center and Arena Drive yesterday. A university police spokesman said the department received a call about 6 a.m. yesterday from a maintenance worker who said he had seen a 4-foot-long, light tan and tawny brown animal with a 4-foot tail. The description of the animal, which would weigh about 50 pounds, fits that of a cougar, according to campus police.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2001
The artistic producer of the Maryland Arts Festival at Towson University has been charged with two counts of possessing child pornography and one count of storing child pornography after police discovered the material on one of the school's laptop computers, according to court documents. Michael J. Decker, who also is a professor of fine arts at Towson, was arrested Thursday after he surrendered to campus police. He was released the same day after posting a $15,000 bond. Decker, 50, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., was unavailable for comment yesterday.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | October 5, 2001
COLLEGE PARK - Maryland linebacker E.J. Henderson was indefinitely demoted from his starting position after being cited for a DWI violation by the school's campus police, head coach Ralph Friedgen said yesterday. On Monday, Friedgen took the action on Henderson - a junior and Aberdeen High School grad - after he was cited on early Sunday morning in a parking lot off Chapel Drive, following Maryland's win over West Virginia. According to a campus police spokesman, Henderson took a field sobriety and Breathalyzer test (the results were not released)
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
An anonymous call reporting an armed person holding a hostage at the University of Maryland, College Park prompted campus police to search the Main Administration building and two others Wednesday before declaring the report unfounded. When the call came in at 3:27 p.m., the department evacuated and swept the administration building, which houses the offices of the president and provost, and nearby Lee and Mitchell buildings, police said. Lee and Mitchell contain the bursar and registrar's offices, respectively.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
The city police investigation into the alleged rape of a Morgan State University student earlier this year remains open, contrary to a report by the university last week. The U.S. Department of Education opened an investigation into Morgan's handling of the reported sexual assault late last month amid heightened scrutiny of the way universities nationwide respond when students say they are raped. The federal investigations are nearly always the result of a formal complaint. In the Morgan case, a female student told university officials on March 20 that she had been raped in off-campus student housing three weeks prior by a fellow student.
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Thomas F. Schaller | May 13, 2014
At every Washington Capitals home game, hockey fans at the Verizon Center - including platoons of well-heeled defense industry consultants - rise to their feet to salute one soldier, sailor, Marine or airwoman from the "Wounded Warrior" program. Every honoree has served in either Afghanistan or Iraq; many have served multiple tours. In the next few weeks, hundreds of thousands of college students with beaming smiles will march across graduation stages to accept their diplomas.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
University of Maryland police are asking for information after three Peeping Tom incidents were reported on the College Park campus since Wednesday. A woman in LaPlata Hall and another in Centreville Hall report seeing an electronic device peering over the top of a stall while they were showering, police said. Another woman, using a bathroom stall in the biology-psychology building, reported seeing a cellphone on the floor with the camera lens pointed up in her direction at about 5 p.m. Wednesday.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
A dozen dorm rooms on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park had items stolen from them in two separate incidents over the last two weeks, campus police said Friday. On Thursday, January 30, a suspect entered four different unlocked dorm rooms in Denton Hall and between about 8:45 a.m. and 10 a.m. and stole items, according to University of Maryland police. On Friday between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., items were stolen from eight unlocked dorm rooms in Centreville Hall and Cumberland Hall.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
Every semester during finals week, students at the University of Maryland, College Park place "offerings" around a 1,000-pound bronze statute of Testudo, the campus' mascot, for good luck. Sometime after midnight Wednesday, Testudo was ablaze after those offerings caught fire, according to several witnesses who expressed their shock on social media. Campus police have ruled the cause of the fire to be accidental after initially saying "malicious intent" had not been ruled out. However, UMCP president Wallace Loh said on Twitter that Testudo was not harmed in the incident.
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By Ruben Castaneda, The Washington Post | April 21, 2010
University of Maryland officials produced video footage Wednesday from a school-operated camera that had been subpoenaed by attorneys for a student who was beaten by Prince George's County police, images that officials originally said they could not find. Lawyers for the student thought footage could be crucial in filling in the blanks of what happened March 3, when students took to the streets after the university's men's basketball team defeated Duke. More than two dozen people were arrested after confrontations with police.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
Prosecutors on Tuesday filed seven additional charges against the teen who police say threatened to go on a shooting rampage at the University of Maryland, College Park last month. In addition to disturbing the administration of activities and classes at the college, Alexander G. Song 2nd, 19, has been accused of charges including making false statements, misusing university facilities and equipment, sending harassing email and disturbing the peace, according to a statement from campus police.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
Two University of Maryland students were attacked and robbed in College Park by a group of people early Saturday morning, according to campus police. The male students were walking on a footpath behind the University View Apartments on Baltimore Avenue at around 3:15 a.m. when a group of between 8 and 10 men approached them, beat them up and robbed them, according to police. The group, which did not use any weapons, ran away and one of the students was treated in the hospital for his injuries, police said.
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By Alison Knezevich and Jon Meoli, Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 30, 2013
A Towson University student was raped early Friday outside an apartment building near campus, police said. The woman told Baltimore County police she was grabbed from behind by two males and attacked about 1 a.m. at University Village. Campus police issued a crime alert Friday. "We're offering all of the resources at Towson to support the victim and her family as she begins to recover from this horrible event," Towson University spokeswoman Gay Pinder said. Cpl. Cathy Batton, a county police spokeswoman, said the woman called police at 2:18 a.m. and said the rape had occurred between 12:53 a.m. and 1:20 a.m. in the 400 block of Campus View Drive.
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