Crime And Courts

03/12/11 9:32am

44th, Spruce rapist sentenced for attacks

Domenique Wilson, 25, was sentenced Thursday to 84-to-230 years in state prison for multiple home invasions and rapes, including that of a Penn student in 2008.
03/04/11 4:25am

Pre-trial conference held for Mosby

A pre-trial conference was held Wednesday for Leslie Mosby, the alleged carjacker involved in the shootout at 40th and Locust streets last November.
03/03/11 9:51am

Students may overlook Penn's walking escorts

Despite the flourescent ensembles and presence on campus of AlliedBarton security guards, some Penn students under-use free walking escorts.
03/03/11 8:59am

Crime log: Feb. 19-25

The DP's weekly crime blotter for the week of Feb. 19-25.
03/02/11 11:03am

Bullet shells found after 41st, Pine gunfire

Police discovered bullet casings on the 4100 block of Pine Street Tuesday morning, following investigations of gunfire in the area around 12:45 a.m. No suspects have been detained.
03/01/11 12:25pm
Gunshots were fired near 41st and Pine streets at about 12:45 a.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported and no suspects have been arrested.
02/28/11 10:08am

Reporter's Notebook | Penn Police takes 'DP' for a ride

The DP's crime reporter goes on a ride-along with Sergeant Andrew Mallow through the streets of West Philadelphia.
02/25/11 9:33am

Feb. 17 fire declared 'incendiary'

The Philadelphia Fire Marshal's Office has identified the cause of a Feb. 17 fire as "incendiary," with the Philadelphia Police Department now looking for an arsonist at large.
02/23/11 11:06am

Crime Log: Feb. 11-18

The DP's weekly crime blotter for the week of Feb. 11-18.
02/23/11 10:21am

Hearing held for alleged SEAS stalker

A status hearing for Saad Masood, who faces stalking and harassment charges, among others, was held Tuesday to further evaluate the defendant’s mental health.
02/23/11 9:57am

For public transport areas, greater crime rates

The 40th Street border between Penn’s campus and West Philadelphia has seen shootings, car theft, and assaults this year. SEPTA’s presence, as well as several other factors, may contribute to the area’s predisposition for crime.
02/17/11 11:25am

Crime log: Feb. 3-10

The DP's weekly crime blotter for the week of Feb. 3-10.
02/16/11 8:15pm

Bomb threat at Gia a prank call

A bomb threat at Gia Pronto Tuesday night that caused the restaurant to be evacuated was merely a prank call.
02/10/11 8:13am
Despite recent assaults by juveniles, Penn saw similar violent crime numbers as in January 2010. Meanwhile, an increase in burglaries pushed up this year's property crime numbers.
02/09/11 9:42am

Healthcare reform faces constitutionality disputes

Recent disputes over the healthcare reform bill’s constitutionality may affect 2012 election prospects.
02/09/11 8:43am

Crime log: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

The DP's weekly crime blotter for the week of Jan. 27 to Feb. 2.
02/03/11 11:49am

Hub arrest raises concerns

Edward Coleman’s crimes may have compromised the private information of Hub apartment complex residents — many of whom are Penn students.
02/02/11 11:33am

Pa. ranked 2nd in black homicide

The data — in addition to other factors — has prompted CeaseFirePA to team up with the Undergraduate Assembly in the fight against gun violence.
02/02/11 10:09am
The DP's weekly crime blotter for the week of Jan. 21-27.
02/02/11 10:09am

Alleged carjacker gets pre-trial

A pre-trial conference was scheduled for March 2 at a Tuesday arraignment for Leslie Mosby, who allegedly crashed a stolen car into the barriers located at 40th Street and Locust Walk last November.