Category: Public Safety

New 24/7 Speed Camera to Enforce Speeding on Route 1 in Old Town

In last Tuesday’s Council Meeting, the City Council voted unanimously authorized the use of speed cameras 24/7 in down town area. This is an exception to the policy we have that limited the city to use of the automated enforcement from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. We expect to have at least one 24 / 7 […]

Thursday July 17th, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Officials Set to Announce Route 1 Pedestrian Safety Changes Today

Representatives from the City, SHA, County and the University of Maryland will be making a major announcement this afternoon about pedestrian safety improvement on Route 1 in old town College Park. Three people have been killed in the past six months at this small stretch of Route 1. Officials have been considering a number of […]

Monday July 14th, 2014 in Public Safety, Route 1 | No Comments »

Another Death on Route 1: What Are Being Done to Improve Pedestrian Safety

We lost another young life  was lost yesterday. Police say the victim, 21-year-old Janelle Oni of Randallstown, was crossing Route 1 near the College Park Shopping Center around 3 a.m. Sunday when she was struck by a minivan driven by Lurangraj. She died at the scene. According to Police report, the driver had a blood-alcohol level twice […]

Monday July 7th, 2014 in Public Safety | 2 Comments »

Outdoor Fire – What You Need to Know

As we’re into summer season, we were asked about outdoor fires , such as fire pits in residential yards. According to County code, they are not prohibited, but certain cautions must be applied: – property owners or tenants may have recreational fires ( such as small campfires, fire pits, wood/charcoal burning grills etc.) on private […]

Saturday June 28th, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Town Hall Meeting on Public Safety

The Prince George’s County Council will host “Building On Our Successes: Making Prince George’s County an Even Safer Community,” a Town Hall Meeting focusing on public safety in Prince George’s County, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m. The Town Hall Meeting will be held in the Council Hearing Room, First Floor, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor […]

Thursday June 26th, 2014 in Announcements, Police, Public Safety | No Comments »

Arrest Made in Last week’s Homicide

We got a word from our police informing us that an arrest was made last night for the homicide that occurred in north College Park earlier this week at Ramada motel. The individual has admitted involvement in the homicide and is currently in jail. The arrest was made by the County’s Homicide unit. Police told […]

Friday June 6th, 2014 in Police, Public Safety | No Comments »

Police Investigates Murder in North College Park Motel

Yesterday, at about 1:15 pm, patrol officers were called to a hotel in the 9100 block of Baltimore Avenue for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found a woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside a hotel room. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives are working to identify the victim and […]

Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

City, UMD and SHA Continue Pedestrian Safety Campaign on Route 1

Here are some updates on the recent Pedestrian Safety Campaign on Route 1: 1. The University in partnership with the State Highway Administration (SHA) and the City of College Park, released the Walk Smart College Park campaign. Posters should already been posted in the Shuttle UM busses as well across campus. The University is asking […]

Monday May 19th, 2014 in Public Safety | 2 Comments »

Is College Park Ready for Its Own Police Force?

The members of North College Park Civic Association will discuss City’s Public Safety / Police issue  at tomorrow’s monthly meeting. In preparation of this meeting, I looked at the 2007 College Park Police Study report and tried to see if the changes in some of the key information in the report make the case for […]

Wednesday May 7th, 2014 in Police, Public Safety | 2 Comments »

Police Arrests Two in Hollywood School Incident

Police has arrested two individuals in an apparent break-in incident in west Hollywood. The incident happened last night around 10pm around Hollywood Elementary School. It appears that a custodian / janitor inside the school informed the police about the incident. Police apprehended one female on the spot but another male tried to escape. Police later […]

Friday March 21st, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Fatal Accident on Route 1

A student was fatally hit by a car early this morning near the campus and was later pronounced dead. The police is investigating the incident based on the footage obtained from the surveillance camera system on Route 1. Please see here for more details. We’re all saddened by this sad news. Our staff is in […]

Friday January 17th, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Expanding Security Cameras Along Route 1

In this Tuesday’s worksession, the Council will discuss approval of a contract to install several surveillance security cameras along Route 1, in the Lakeland neighborhood. The City received a $50,000 grant award from the Governor’s Office of Cd me Control and Prevention (GOCCP) for expansion of the City’s security camera system into the Lakeland area […]

Saturday January 4th, 2014 in Public Safety | No Comments »

Concerns Raised About Starbucks Drive Through in College Park Marketplace

Several residents have raised concerns to me about the drive through of the Starbucks at the College Park Marketplace. It appears that the drive through was not designed in the best manner for that location. The line at the drive through is backing up onto the service road leading into the shopping center. It looks […]

Wednesday December 25th, 2013 in Public Safety, Traffic | 1 Comment »

Safety Tips During Winter Break

I received these safety tips from UMD’s Campus Housing Services. Most of them apply to our non-student residents as well. At your home and your UMD home away from home: • Keep doors and windows locked, regardless of whether they are upper or lower level windows/entrances. • Before you leave your home, check to be […]

Friday December 20th, 2013 in Public Safety | No Comments »

UPDATE: Person Dies in Fire Incident in Sunnyside Skate Park

UPDATE (5:25 pm) : County’s Fire department is now saying the person has died from his injuries. It’s a very tragic event for all of us. More here. s some of you probably know, an unfortunate incident happened early this morning at the Sunnyside Skate Park. A man in his 20′s suffered serious burn injury […]

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Tuesday November 19th, 2013 in Fire Department, Public Safety | No Comments »