Man arrested for inappropriate touching at University of Maryland

Reported same day as sex offense at Elkton Hall
Posted at 12:56 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 14:58:22-05

COLLEGE PARK, Md — A man with no University of Maryland affiliation was arrested on campus on Sunday after reports that he had made a student touch him inappropriately.

A woman who is a student at UMD told police she was walking along Fieldhouse Drive approaching the Stamp Student Union when a man came up to her and put his arm around her. The man, later identified as 26-year-old Patrick Craig Locke, then reportedly grabbed the woman's hand and placed it on his groin.

The student said she moved her hand away and then ran to a safe location. Officers searched the area and found Locke inside of the Stamp Student Union.

Locke was arrested and was charged with fourth-degree sex offense (unlawful touching), second-degree assault, and school trespassing/refusing to leave building.

This incident was reported on the same day as a sex offense in Elkton Hall. UMD Police say only three and a half hours later, a suspect reportedly entered through an unlocked door and allegedly got into bed with a female occupant. During the encounter, the suspect mentioned the words, "OG Legend." The man eventually left in an unknown direction after the woman began to yell.

Police say the man was only wearing a pair of red and blue plaid shorts. He's described as being heavyset, with a round face, brown eyes and short brown hair. The suspect has been identified and police say there is no threat to the campus community.