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Crime Alert

Dating Violence, Robbery

The UMBC Police Department issues Crime Alerts to protect members of the University community, to promote safety, and to help reduce vulnerability.

Reported Incident: Dating Violence, Robbery

Location: On Campus Residence Hall

Reported Date/Time: January 21, 2024, 12:30 p.m.

Occurred Date/Time: January 21, 2024, 12:15 p.m.

Incident Description: The suspect stole the victim's phone after physically assaulting and strangling the victim.

If you are in immediate danger, please call UMBC Police at 410-455-5555 or 911.

Relationship Violence Information and Resources

  • Relationship violence is never the victim's fault. The only person responsible is the abuser.
  • Physical violence is only a part of a larger pattern of abuse. This may also include emotional, sexual, and economic abuse. 
  • Relationship violence is not just a momentary loss of temper. The abuser makes a conscious decision to abuse. Loss of temper is a tool to enforce control through fear, and it is a part of a pattern of abuse.
  • Contact the Office of Equity and Civil Rights for on campus relationship violence resources.


  • Consent is defined as a knowing, voluntary, and affirmatively communicated willingness to mutually participate in a particular sexual activity or behavior. 
  • Consent cannot be obtained by force, threat, coercion, fraud, manipulation, reasonable fear of injury, intimidation, or through the use of one's mental or physical helplessness or incapacity.
  • Silence or lack of physical resistance does not equal consent. Consent may be withdrawn at any time.

Additional Resources

Posted: January 22, 2024, 9:24 AM