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Crime

05/07/13 9:48pm

Gosnell trial raises issues of media, abortion

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.
05/03/13 12:07pm

Crime Log | April 19 - 26

04/28/13 12:57pm
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.
04/24/13 12:21am

Three murder charges dropped in Gosnell trial

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.
04/24/13 12:10am
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.
04/23/13 11:37pm

Carjacker in 2010 campus shootout sentenced to prison

Leslie Mosby helped his friend, Karl Sappleton, carjack a car in West Philadelphia just before 3 a.m. on Nov. 21, 2010.
04/23/13 11:16pm
An automobile struck a female University student at 38th and Spruce streets on Tuesday morning, marking the fifth accident at the intersection this semester.
04/22/13 8:30pm

Illegal sale of drugs near campus leads to nine arrests

The Division of Public Safety made nine arrests in two days last Monday and Tuesday in connection with people selling illegal drugs.
04/22/13 7:32pm
The killing of University City food truck operator Don Ly remains unsolved.
04/18/13 2:03pm

Campus fruit cart vendor fatally stabbed

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
04/18/13 3:37am

Crime log | April 5 - 11

Click the buttons to find out more about the crimes that happened this past week
04/17/13 12:08am

Division of Public Safety honors exceptional officers at Commendations Ceremony

DPS’s Commendations Ceremony — held in Fagin Hall — let the organization commend officer service, memorialize several individuals and promote members of the department.
04/15/13 10:57pm

Fling incidents down 59 percent from 2012

Penn’s student body flung a little safer this year.
04/15/13 9:31pm

Proposed bill may increase punishment for illegal firearm possession

Penalties for illegally possessing firearms may get stiffer in Philadelphia.
04/15/13 8:27pm

No citations for underage drinking issued on Friday or Saturday

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.
04/14/13 11:18pm

Students to appear in court for Fling liquor citations

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.
04/11/13 9:24pm

Undercover officers to patrol Spring Fling

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.
04/10/13 9:04pm

Alleged killer of grad student Melissa Ketunuti appears in court for first time

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.
04/08/13 11:25pm

Undercover liquor control officers to be on duty during Fling

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.
04/08/13 7:39pm

March sees big rise in crime against persons

Crime against persons was up in March — a month which included 11 assaults and an armed robbery of two Penn students.