University of Maryland Police responded to reports of trespassing and identity fraud, damage to state property and theft, among other incidents this past week week, according to police reports.

Trespassing and identity fraud

University Police arrested a man on Oct. 8 after responding to Chapel Field at 3:24 p.m. to check on the welfare of a man, police spokeswoman Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas said.

Officers found a man lying in the middle of the field, and when they asked him his name, he gave a false identity, Hoaas said. Additional officers arrived at the scene, and one recognized the man from when he was issued an active denial to the campus in September 2016.

The man was arrested and charged with trespassing on school grounds and identity fraud and taken to the Department of Corrections, Hoaas said. This case is closed.

Damage to state property

University Police responded to the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute for a report of damage to state property on Oct. 8 at 3:19 p.m, Hoaas said. A university employee was entering the parking lot through the exit gate area when the gate started to close on a trailer attached to his car.

No charges or fines were issued. This case is closed.


On Oct. 9 at 4:13 p.m., University Police responded to a report of a bike theft. A male student told officers he locked his mountain bike in front of the Microbiology Building on Oct. 5 at about 2 p.m., but when he came out of class later, the bike was gone.

Police are reviewing cameras in the area. This case is active.