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In the minutes after shots were fired early last Tuesday morning at the Copabanana Restaurant, thousands of students and other University personnel found their cell phones vibrating or ringing with a UPennAlert informing them of the danger at 40th and Spruce Streets. But what many may not realize is that the UPenn Alert that was issued last week was the product of a process that began with the UPenn Alert’s inception more than seven years ago.
About 20 years ago, crime on campus hit its peak — prompting a series of changes that fundamentally shaped the University and how it interacts with the community.
The Philadelphia District Attorney's office said Thursday that the homicide outside Copabanana early Tuesday morning may have been motivated by a remark the victim allegedly made about the suspect's girlfriend.
Gaynor was also charged with aggravated assault, altering
identification marks on a firearm and other charges.
After Tuesday morning’s shooting near 40th and Spruce streets, administrators described their efforts to keep students safe around the time of the incident.
There were 11 incidents of theft and three arrests from theft this past week.
Tony Bagtas is currently in custody at the Philadelphia Industrial Correction Center.
Copabanana remains mostly unaffected by the events of last night. It was open for normal business hours on Tuesday. Copabanana owner Brian Phillips said that, while he was not on the premises last night when the shooting occurred, the restaurant has not felt unsafe in the neighborhood.
An early-morning shooting near 40th and Spruce streets left a male victim pronounced dead at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania at 1:43 a.m. He was 31 years old.
In addition to these students, 10 other individuals were treated for alcohol-related problems.
College freshman Anthony Bagtas, facing charges for allegedly burglarizing the Quad in March, is now charged with another burglary on the same day in March and two more burglaries this academic year.
The citations followed a request by the Division of Public Safety for the presence of the BLCE around campus over the weekend.
Dozens of people assembled in Fagin Hall Wednesday evening for the Division of Public Safety’s Spring Commendations Ceremony.
Officers from the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement will patrol campus this Fling at the request of the Division of Public Safety.
There was one incident of retail theft, one of bike theft and two thefts from building last week.
This March saw
record-breaking increases in certain types of crime, according to Vice
President for Public Safety Maureen Rush.A total of 71
property crimes were committed this March, compared to 44 property crimes in
March 2013 — an increase of 61 percent.
A hearing for College freshman Anthony Bagtas — the member of the basketball team who is facing charges for one of the eight burglaries that struck the Quad on March 22 — has been postponed.
A Penn student has been arrested for one of the eight
burglaries that occurred in the Quadrangle on Saturday.
Practices similar to those employed by the state liquor enforcement police during last year’s Spring Fling weekend have raised legal questions as the division of the state police prepares to make a return to campus for this year’s event.
See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone over spring break 2014.
Penn filed a response on Wednesday to a Philadelphia cab
driver’s federal lawsuit in which he alleges that four Penn Police officers
physically assaulted him.
See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between March 1, 2014 and March 6, 2014.
Frank Stefano, a researcher in the biochemistry department of the School of Dental Medicine, was released from jail on March 6 after his $375,000 bail was posted.
A little-known University policy, which was cited in a recent campus study, states that if a student is hospitalized twice for alcohol or other drug use, the student's parents can be contacted.
The Division of Public Safety assisted the FBI in one of the 10 arrests of leaders of the Ironworkers Local 401 union, who have allegedly used violence to try to protect union jobs.
An unaffiliated 51-year-old male was cited for public drunkenness after attempting to throw a chair at an employee at Nara Restaurant.
The proposed plan would place the headquarters at 46th and Market streets.
Total crime for the month of January 2014 dropped to 71 incidents, down from the total of 72 incidents that occurred in January 2013.
A Philly cab driver has issued a lawsuit against Penn’s Police Department after allegedly being assaulted by four officers last Friday.
“The task force will work covertly and overtly to see if we can apprehend the individual or individuals committing the crimes,” Vice President for Public Safety, Maureen Rush, said.
See what crimes were reported in the Penn Patrol Zone between Jan. 17 and Jan. 23
Officer Socks, an 18-month-old bomb-sniffing yellow labrador retriever, and her handler, Officer Julie Wesley, have finished training and are now protecting Penn’s campus.
Total crime for the 2013 calendar year increased by about 7.75 percent from the 2012 calendar year, with a 10.9 percent increase in crimes against person.
A substantial amount of money was stolen from the Sigma Delta Tau house on 3833 Walnut St. sometime between Dec. 18, 2013 and Jan. 12, 2014.
Arrest warrants for the other two suspects in the Cosi robbery have been issued. Similar characteristics with other robberies have led police to believe they are all related.
The student was the victim of a hit and run accident on Sunday evening.
Twenty-three people were cited at the Blarney Stone early Saturday morning when state officers inspected the local bar.
See what crimes were reported in the Penn Patrol Zone between Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.
The Daily Pennsylvanian compiled a list of tips from Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush about how you can maximize your safety this holiday season.
A former anthropology lecturer was found guilty of two counts of open lewdness and two counts of harassment in court today for charges that were alleged to have taken place in Houston Hall.
Two males in masks, one armed with a gun, entered the store and demanded money.
Penn professors question the ability of the Pennsylvania government to enforce laws that outlaw making all or part of a gun using a 3-D printer.
Last Monday and Tuesday, four burglaries were reported in the Quad, which are likely related.
Three males committed a robbery at gunpoint at 40th and Locust streets this morning.
This week’s crime log includes a DUI, retail theft, harassment and disorderly conduct.
A woman received non-life threatening injuries after a gun accidentally went off on the eastbound platform during rush hour.
The Philadelphia Police have arrested the person whom they and Penn Police believe is responsible for a string of robberies on the Center City side of the South and Walnut street bridges.
Last night the Division of Public Safety held its awards night, which particularly commemorated Penn Police officer Jimmy Morrison, who died in August.
This week’s crime log includes theft, violation of the liquor law, criminal trespassing, and two confidential sex offenses.