The student called 911, prompting DPS to send a UPennAlert to the university community at 8 p.m. and a subsequent all-clear message at 8:23 p.m.
At approximately 1:13 p.m., the Division of Public Safety released its third safety alert in the past three days.
The area was declared "all-clear" around 4:25 p.m., according to a follow-up alert sent by the Division of Public Safety.
The alleged perpetrator, described by the Division of Public Safety as a lightly-complected black man with curly hair in dark pants and a purple shirt, used a "simulated weapon" to rob someone unaffiliated with Penn.
A safety alert said DPS "has created a Task Force with Penn Police, Philadelphia Police and Allied Universal to identify and apprehend this individual" responsible for the burglaries.
"If a resident reports their laundry stolen, we encourage them to file a police report. The reality in most cases is that another student is responsible for the missing laundry, whether maliciously or accidentally,” Director of Residential Services John Eckman said in an emailed statement.
See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between Apr. 7 to Apr. 14.
More than 30 Philadelphia schools were placed on lockdown for nearly two hours on Monday afternoon.
April 5: At 4:39 p.m. at Riepe College House, an affiliated female reported unauthorized charges were made with her credit card.
The Division of Public Safety anticipates a further rise in thefts during the spring season, where warmer weather is thought to encourage this type of criminal behavior.
“We spoke to nationals about it and nationals was super supportive because, of course, this is the Alpha chapter,” Wharton sophomore and Skulls President Garrison Xian said. “Nationals is backing us completely.”
Questions have been raised about $100,000 in contracts arranged between a “disgraced” former Philadelphia Parking Authority Chief and Penn graduate student and SEPTA police chief Tom Nestel.
These Holy Trinity parties, where the bar only plays music by Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj or Rihanna, happen about once a month and often have Penn students in attendance.
The teen, whose name has not been released, was shot in the hip according to NBC. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and is listed as being in critical condition, according to police.
See all the crimes that occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between Feb. 17 and Feb. 23.
Susan Sorenson, who serves as a professor of social policy in the school of social policy and practice as well as the Director of the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence, performed a study in partnership with the Philadelphia Police Department on over 35,000 cases of intimate partner violence.
“It's highly unusual,” Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said of the crimes.
Feb. 9: At 8:00 p.m. on the 200 block of S. 42nd Street, a complainant parked a vehicle on the highway in a parking space and found the vehicle missing on his return. The suspect, a 23-year old, unaffiliated male, was arrested.
Bystanders said the driver, whose identity has not yet been officially released, nearly hit a police officer and, in the process, damaged at least two other vehicles parked along Sansom Street, before ramming into a telephone pole.
Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said Miller “got a little choked up” as he was called to the podium on his first day back.
At the Presbyterian Hospital located at 51 N. 39th St, a 29-year old unaffiliated man was acting disorderly while waiting to be seen by medical staff. He struck a security officer in the face and upper body.
Jan 27: At 9:15 p.m. at Phi Kappa Psi on 3934 Spruce Street, three affiliated male complainants reported personal property missing from their residence during an event at the property.
Students returning to the Quad, many shivering in short sleeves and shorts, were not required by security guards to swipe their Penn IDs upon entering.
The case named Penn as a defendant due to alleged “unsympathetic, hostile and at times vindictive” behavior that administrators showed towards Singh after she reported being sexually assaulted as a freshman in her dorm room in Kings Court English College House by another student on on Jan. 16, 2011.
Jan. 23: A suspect jumped into a running vehicle on the 4100 block of Spruce Street at 6:21 pm and drove away. The vehicle was later found close by with all of its contents still inside.
A press release from Barrett explained that his clients were unaware of the risk of NTM infection during heart surgery, prompting them to file the complaint against Penn Medicine.
Adam Wright, who was last seen on campus on Monday night, was found on the bank of the Conneticut River at about 10 a.m.
Around 9:50 a.m., a Daily Pennsylvanian reporter saw the man on the road in front of Saxby's coffee shop with his bike underneath him.
Jan. 19: At the Kappa Alpha Society on 124 S. 39th Street at at 3:36 a.m., a complainant reported that an unknown person entered the residence, and then fled the building after contact with the complainant. There was no sign of forced entry and nothing was taken from the premises.
Earlier today, the Chipotle at 39th and Walnut Streets was shut down for health code violations. According to a notice posted by the Department of Health, the store was ordered to cease operations at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.