Still no suspects for vandalism by South Campus Commons


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An unknown suspect allegedly vandalized campus property last weekend when they were walking along Knox Rd. and kicked in two walls along Commons 1, police said.

Police said a person must have been walking along Knox Rd. by the Commons 1 apartments when they decided to kick in and damage two walls on the Commons 1 apartments.

The incident allegedly occurred between Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m. and Feb. 6 at 8:30 a.m. The University of Maryland Police Department was notified by campus staff of the damage and reported the incident at approximately 8:39 a.m.

Only one officer reported to investigate the incident at the time the campus police were notified, police said.

“The officer who arrived at the scene is not available for comment at this time,” said Public Information Officer Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas.

At this time there are no suspects or witnesses of the incident, police said. The officers have sent in a video request to the operation center on campus to see if anything has been caught on camera. There were allegedly no cameras directly where the incident occurred, but officers are checking all exterior cameras that are across the street, police said.

One bystander who is a student who lives in Commons 1 said she has not seen anything nearby, or been notified about the vandalism incident since its occurrence.

“I haven’t seen or been told anything about vandalism near my apartment” said junior physics major Jesse Coldsmith.

The investigation is still ongoing, police said. Those who may have more information or tips are asked to notify the University of Maryland Police Department.