Sept. 30 — An unaffiliated 54-year-old female reported an unknown person stole a TV from her apartment at 3924 Market Street at around noon.
Eugenia Garvin, a first-year resident in Penn’s Department of Emergency Medicine, conducted research indicating that cleaning and caring for vacant lots makes residents feel safer and may also reduce crime. The study was published in the journal “Injury Prevention” in August 2012.
Sept. 20 – A 34-year-old male officer was assaulted when responding to a radio call by a 23-year-old male suspect of the 100 block of S.
Between Jan. 1 and Sept. 16 of 2011, there were 19 thefts from building in Van Pelt. In the same time period in 2012, there were only five.
Police officers and volunteer clergy members are going door-to-door discussing with residents ways to improve neighborhood security.
During a New Student Orientation event on Aug. 30, a male and female couple posing as Penn parents stole several items, including multiple cell phones, from Houston Hall.
Three individuals were charged Thursday morning with a series of armed robberies, including Monday’s incident that triggered a UPennAlert. Three more were arrested for stealing a bicycle at Rodin College House.
In response to a raid by state police in April, Copabanana is making suspected patrons sign a “Declaration of Age.”
Crime against property decreased from 118 in 2011 to 108 in 2012, while crime against person increased from 19 to 21 incidents, an 11 percent increase since last summer.
There were 30 alcohol-related hospital transports during the period between Aug. 25 and Sept. 3, up from 17 last year.
Meyer was a philosophy professor at Temple University and received his doctorate from Penn.
The robber wielded a weapon, but there were no injuries to the victim, who was unaffiliated with the University.
The Aurora, Colo., massacre gives a renewed sense of urgency over the role of firearms in American culture. Being situated near a hotbed for violent crimes, Penn students in particular have a big stake in the debate over gun control.
Check out what crimes happened on and around campus last week.
Last Friday at 1:40 a.m., a woman reported being physically and sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance at 419 South 40th Street.
Total crime saw a 24 percent increase from May 2011 to May 2012.
All summer I observed him work on his jump shot as I practiced my Yao Ming impression on my lowered hoop. Finally, on the first day of school, I introduced myself to him. Dharun Ravi and I have been friends ever since.
Since 2004, Fagin Hall has been running a similar program, which has reduced theft.
The Philadelphia Police Department is now using iWatch, a mobile application that allows citizens to text tips to the police without being identified.