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04/08/14 9:07pm
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.
04/08/14 6:51pm

Hearing postponed for College freshman facing charges for Quad burglary

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.
03/27/14 7:37pm
A Penn student has been arrested for one of the eight burglaries that occurred in the Quadrangle on Saturday.
03/23/14 7:17pm

Liquor police's Fling tactics raise legal questions

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.
03/19/14 11:57pm

Crime Log: March 7 - March 13

See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone over spring break 2014.
03/16/14 4:06pm

Penn responds to police violence claim

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.
03/11/14 6:39pm

Crime Log: Mar. 1 - Mar. 6

See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between March 1, 2014 and March 6, 2014.
03/11/14 11:42am

Penn researcher arrested for burglary

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.
02/26/14 9:01pm

FERPA permits parental notification policy

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.
02/25/14 9:01pm

DPS helps the FBI arrest an allegedly violent leader of ironworkers union

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.
02/25/14 6:20pm

Crime Log: Feb. 14 to Feb. 20

An unaffiliated 51-year-old male was cited for public drunkenness after attempting to throw a chair at an employee at Nara Restaurant.
02/18/14 4:03pm

Crime log: Feb. 7-13

02/11/14 8:43pm

Philadelphia Police headquarters may move to West Phila.

The proposed plan would place the headquarters at 46th and Market streets.
02/11/14 7:39pm
Total crime for the month of January 2014 dropped to 71 incidents, down from the total of 72 incidents that occurred in January 2013.
02/10/14 7:34pm

Penn Police sued over alleged physical assault

A Philly cab driver has issued a lawsuit against Penn’s Police Department after allegedly being assaulted by four officers last Friday.
01/29/14 12:54am

Division of Public Safety creates new task force to fight theft from vehicles

“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.
01/28/14 6:01pm

Crime Log: Jan. 17 to Jan. 23

See what crimes were reported in the Penn Patrol Zone between Jan. 17 and Jan. 23
01/22/14 7:36pm

Crime Log: Jan. 10 - Jan. 16

See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16.
01/19/14 11:35pm
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.
01/16/14 6:56pm

Overall crime jumps from 2012

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.