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Crime

01/23/13 11:05pm

Former professor in prison for murder denied parole

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.
01/23/13 9:09pm

Penn contributes to monetary reward for graduate student's killer

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.
01/23/13 2:07am

Rafael Robb parole delayed for further consideration

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.
01/22/13 10:43am

Perelman graduate student found dead in home

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.
01/18/13 12:26am

Former professor Rafael Robb to be released from prison

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.
01/16/13 9:21pm

Crime near campus down 7 percent in 2012

Last year saw a decrease of 7 percent in the total number of crimes committed in and around Penn’s campus.
01/16/13 8:30pm

Obama pushes aggressive new gun control measures

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.
01/16/13 1:00am

Crime website pushes forward online security map

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.
01/16/13 12:29am
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.
01/15/13 9:28pm

Crime Log | Jan. 4 - Jan. 10

Jan. 5 – An employee at Houston Hall was threatened verbally over the phone by a known suspect at about 2:45 p.m.
01/08/13 5:44pm

Traffic blocked for 1.5 hours on 38th and Walnut streets

Traffic was blocked off this morning on 38th Street between Chestnut and Walnut and on the 3800 block of Walnut Street.
12/08/12 8:52pm
The raid and following changes in ID policy have caused the management to make changes to its offerings on Wednesdays
12/03/12 10:33pm

HUP crime on the decline for 2012

Total crime is down 21 percent in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for Jan. to Dec. 2012 as compared to 2011, according to the Division of Public Safety.
11/28/12 11:56pm

Crime Log | Nov. 15 - Nov. 20

A look at crime in the past week.
11/14/12 10:20pm
Crime increased by 25 percent this October, with the number of all incidents rising from 67 in October 2011 to 84 in October 2012.
10/31/12 11:17pm

Crime Log | Oct. 19-Oct. 25

A round up of crime for the week of Oct. 19 to Oct. 25
10/24/12 12:34am
A Chevrolet Sintra crashed onto the patio outside Saxby’s Coffee on the 40th and Locust streets intersection at approximately 11:45 p.m.
10/16/12 10:55pm

Crime rates down 12 percent in September

Crime decreased by 12 percent this September, with the number of general incidents dropping from 102 in September 2011 to 90 in 2012.
10/10/12 11:17pm

Leak prompts look into Penn's computing and privacy policies

Last Monday, anonymous “hacktivists” who go by the name Team GhostShell leaked student and faculty names, email addresses and PennCard numbers
10/10/12 8:28pm

Penn and Drexel share CCTV cameras to fight crime across campuses

Penn and Drexel University’s Public Safety divisions will begin a new joint surveillance program to improve crime-fighting capabilities across both campuses.