WEEKLY BULLETIN | August 20, 2021
Free Summer Parking at the City's Downtown Garage - until Sunday, August 22!

The City of College Park is currently offering free summer parking at the City’s Downtown Garage all-day Saturdays and Sundays and weekday evenings after 5:00 p.m. Hurry, this promotion ends on August 22, 2021! Visit your favorite Downtown College Park restaurant or business this summer!
ANNOUNCEMENTS
See Something? Say Something!

This slogan has become so common place that many of us ignore it, but the most effective thing a resident can do to help prevent crime and assist police is to report suspicious and criminal activity to 9-1-1.

As soon as any crime is discovered or when any suspicious activity is observed (i.e. someone
testing car and home doors to see if they are unlocked) call 9-1-1 to immediately report it.

When you SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. Call 9-1-1 immediately for Police-Fire-EMS assistance. And help prevent crime by locking car and home doors, and concealing valuables from sight.
Line Clearance Work in the City

PEPCO’s tree contractor, Asplundh, has begun line clearance work to prune & remove tree growth that could impact electric service in the northern part of the City. Tree Crews will be working in the Sunnyside neighborhood, Ontario Road and on streets north of Edgewood Rd. The line clearance work will continue for about two and a half weeks. Work began on August 4, 2021.
The City is Hiring!

The City has several positions open! To apply, visit https://collegeparkmd.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

This is a Federal Communications Commission Program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households. You can receive monthly discounts on service and equipment. To learn about eligibility and application options visit, GetEmergencyBroadband.org. Call the Emergency Broadband Support Center at 833-511-0311 or email EBBHelp@usac.org.
A WEEK IN REVIEW
Department of Public Works
Items available to purchase from the Department: 


Click for more information, or visit: www.colllegeparkmd.gov/products.
For any information related to refuse, recycling, or other Public Works related items, contact the Department at: 240-487-3590 or publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov.

For a list of changes to Special Collection Pickups, including Yard Waste and for information about the Bulk Trash Changes, please visit: www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections.

The Department is located at 9217 51st Ave. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Click here for information on new changes to Bulk Trash.
  • Click here for information on Mosquito Control.
Fall Street Tree Plantings

The City is planning its fall tree plantings. The program provides for street tree planting in the right-of-way area, which includes the grass strip between the curb and sidewalk. College Park residents interested in requesting a tree can contact Brenda Alexander at 240-487-3590 or horticulturist@collegeparkmd.gov. The location will be inspected to determine if it is suitable. 
Noise and Nuisance Municipal Infractions
August 9 - August 15, 2021

There were no violations of the Noise Ordinance, Article I, 141-1 Danger to Public Safety/Health or Article II, 141-13 Unruly Social Gatherings.
Weekly Highlights of Contract Police Activity
August 6 - August 12, 2021
8/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and De Pauw Place. 2 citations and 7 warning were issued.

8/6 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street, 4 warnings were issued.

8/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Stop Sign Enforcement) at Saint Andrews Place and Duke Street. 1 citation and 10 warnings were issued.

8/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust at 9000 block of Rhode Island Ave. The driver was issued 1 SERO.

8/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust at 4500 Campus Drive. The driver was issued 5 Warnings. 

8/7 Contract officers responded to 4700 Berwyn House Road for multiple Breaking and Entering’s. Officers located the suspect and placed him under arrest. A RID investigator arrived on scene and handled the arrest/investigation.

8/7 Contract officer conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with loud exhaust at Baltimore Ave and Cherokee. The driver was issued 2 warnings and 1 SERO.

8/9 Contract officers along with patrol officers responded to a call for service for a suspicious person at Berwyn Road and Rhode Island Ave. The reporting person believed they may have been involved in the earlier breaking and entering incident at the College Park Scooter. Contract officer located suspicious person on the trolley trail operating a scooter with a broken ignition. The scooter was not reported stolen as a field observation report was completed, and the scooter was impounded. Later that night, we determined the scooter was taken in the burglary and the information was turned over to investigators. 

8/10 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 9000 Baltimore Ave and issued 23 Dragon Camera violations.

8/10 Contract officer conducted a traffic assignment (Speed Enforcement) in the 4800 Greenbelt Road and issued 16 Dragon Camera violations.
Statistical Data and Issued:
MD State Citations: 11
Warnings: 89
Equipment Repair Orders: 1
Distracted Driving Citations: 0
Parking Citations: 0
Field Observation Report: 7
Youth Field Observation Report: 0
Citations in Lieu of Arrest: 0
Civil Citation: 0
Criminal Arrests: 0
DWS Arrest: 0
DWI Arrest: 0
Warrant Arrest: 0
Premise Checks: 16
Referral Student Code of Conduct: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Downtown Area Pedestrian Citations: 0
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Warnings: 0
Berwyn-Lakeland Pedestrian Citations: 0
North College Park Pedestrian Warnings: 0
North College Park Pedestrian Citations: 0

Loud Exhaust Enforcement Stats:
Citations: 0
Warnings: 7
SERO's: 2
Monthly Public Safety Maps

For monthly Prince George's County Police public safety maps and statistical data for the City of College Park, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/publicsafety.
CITY EVENTS AND RECREATION
Night at the Movies
August 27, 2021 | 8:00 p.m.
Calvert Park | 4807 Drexel Road

Bring your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie with the whole family under the stars. Feature Presentation: The Croods: A New Age

Please try to socially distance and give six feet of space between groups.
College Park Day
Saturday, October 9, 2021 | 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Save the date. We hope you plan to join us! For more information, visit www.collegeparkday.org.
Please note that by participating in City events, you acknowledge and assume all risks and liabilities including possible exposure to illnesses, including but not limited to COVID-19. Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged.
UPCOMING MEETINGS
Community Meetings
Note: These are not City meetings but have City staff or Contract Police as a host.
PGPD District 1 Coffee Club:
Webinar (every 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.)
Join by phone: 978- 990-5399, Meeting ID: 833 9609 4990, Password: 720306

Community Public Safety Discussion:
Zoom Meeting (every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.)
Join by phone: 301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 961 6899 4626, Password: 463081

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