The Philadelphia Police Department released a surveillance camera video Monday of the man believed to be responsible for the murder of campus food cart operator Don Ly.
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Two recent robberies inside the Penn Patrol Zone are examples of a growing national problem of criminals seeking smartphones.
The biggest reduction in crime against persons in April was in the category of assaults — both simple and aggravated.
See what incidents occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between May 3 and May 9.
Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor convicted of murdering three babies, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for two of the three murders on Tuesday.
After nearly two weeks of deliberations, the jury in the trial of Kermit Gosnell has convicted Gosnell of three of the five murder charges against him.
The string of three robberies began at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the 4500 block of Sansom Street.
Although the jury has yet to return its verdict, the trial of Kermit Gosnell has recently garnered attention from the national media and supporters from both sides of the pro-life, pro-choice divide.
According to the Division of Public Safety, a car was driving along Walnut Street when it pulled over between 33rd and 34th streets and subsequently burst into flames.
After court proceedings were called off Monday, the trial of Kermit Gosnell resumed Tuesday with the dismissal of three of the eight murder charges against Gosnell.
As the defense prepares to present its case in the trial of Kermit Gosnell, several students and experts gathered Tuesday night to discuss the implications of the allegations against him.
Leslie Mosby helped his friend, Karl Sappleton, carjack a car in West Philadelphia just before 3 a.m. on Nov. 21, 2010.
An automobile struck a female University student at 38th and Spruce streets on Tuesday morning, marking the fifth accident at the intersection this semester.
The Division of Public Safety made nine arrests in two days last Monday and Tuesday in connection with people selling illegal drugs.
The killing of University City food truck operator Don Ly remains unsolved.
Don Ly, a campus food truck operator, was stabbed and killed while on his way to work this morning.
A letter from his son: My father, Don Ly
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DPS’s Commendations Ceremony — held in Fagin Hall — let the organization commend officer service, memorialize several individuals and promote members of the department.
Penn’s student body flung a little safer this year.
Penalties for illegally possessing firearms may get stiffer in Philadelphia.
While 31 students were cited Thursday night of Spring Fling weekend by state police officers, the citations did not continue during the two days of official Fling activities.
According to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush, 31 citations were issued at two off-campus parties on Thursday night by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement.
A new campus presence initiative from the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement is responsible for an increased presence of undercover officers at this weekend’s Spring Fling.
Jason Smith, a 37-year-old exterminator from Levittown, Pa., was arrested and formally charged two days after Ketunuti’s murder on Jan. 21 and has been in jail ever since. He is charged with five counts related to her death, including murder, arson and abuse of corpse.
Three weeks ago a commanding officer for the LCE alerted the Division of Public Safety that Penn was “on their radar screen,” according to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush.
Crime against persons was up in March — a month which included 11 assaults and an armed robbery of two Penn students.
Last night, hundreds of students gathered to fight against domestic and sexual violence by marching across campus, shouting, “Penn unite, take back the night!”
Both men and women will march through campus tonight in solidarity against sexual violence — a scene that would have been hardly imaginable just 20 years ago.
Four car crashes in five weeks at 38th and Spruce streets intersection mark an uptick in incidents in an intersection found to be one of Penn’s most unsafe in a 2009 report.
The Division of Public Safety administers maximum measures to ensure the health and safety of students during Spring Fling.
A two-car accident involving a female School of Veterinary Medicine student occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m.
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See what incidents occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between March 8 and 14.
This morning, a jury began its examination of Kermit Gosnell and what a prosecutor called his “house of horrors” less than a mile from Penn’s campus.
Check out what crimes have occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between Feb. 21 and March 7.
The month of February has brought nine assaults this month on campus— an increase from the same period in 2012 — but only one of the victims was affiliated with the University. There were 62 thefts from buildings within the Division of Public Safety patrol zone during the first two months of this year — up from 33 during the same period last year — and in January, there were 42 thefts from buildings alone.
As the outside temperature goes up, crime at Penn typically goes the same direction.
January has seen an increase in the number of thefts from buildings in and around Penn’s campus — but a decrease in more violent crimes like robbery.
The Penn Communications Operations Center is a conduit that handles 111,000 emergency calls a year and monitors security footage from a total of 123 closed circuit television cameras across campus.
See what incidents occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone last week.
Former Penn professor Rafael Robb has been in prison since 2007 for killing his wife, Ellen. He will now not be paroled until at least September 2014, according to the decision released by the parole board on Wednesday.
Penn and the Perelman School of Medicine both donated $2,500 in reward money for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the killer of Melissa Ketunuti, the Medical School graduate student who was found dead in her home on Monday in what police are treating as a homicide, said Vice President of Public Safety Maureen Rush.
Rafael Robb received a parole decision this past November that would have him released on Jan. 28. However, the parole board decided to reconsider this date after a meeting this past Tuesday.
Melissa Ketunuti, a Perelman School of Medicine graduate student, was found dead in her Center City home on Monday afternoon in what police are treating as a homicide.
Rafael Robb, the former Penn professor who was sentenced to prison in 2008 for killing his wife, Ellen, is set to be released later this month.
Last year saw a decrease of 7 percent in the total number of crimes committed in and around Penn’s campus.
In a press announcement Wednesday afternoon, Obama outlined proposals to Congress and a series of 23 executive actions to curb gun violence in response to last month’s mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school.
CommunityCam, launched last month by search engine optimization firm SEER Interactive and online security equipment retailer VideoSurveillance.com, currently has reported 14 cameras on or near campus.
Among the new measures added after the armed robberies last semester are increased overtime shifts, the use of undercover officers and added Allied Barton security guards around campus.