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07/11/12 8:45pm

Crime Log | June 29 — July 5

Check out what crimes happened on and around campus last week.
07/09/12 3:06pm

Rape reported on 40th and Pine

Last Friday at 1:40 a.m., a woman reported being physically and sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance at 419 South 40th Street.
06/06/12 10:02pm

May crime incidents see increase from last year

Total crime saw a 24 percent increase from May 2011 to May 2012.
05/30/12 8:54pm

Michael Zhuang | My friend, the worst person in the world

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.
04/24/12 8:50pm

DPS pilots program to secure building entrances

Since 2004, Fagin Hall has been running a similar program, which has reduced theft.
04/24/12 8:12pm

Philadelphia Police Department launches mobile crime reporting app

The Philadelphia Police Department is now using iWatch, a mobile application that allows citizens to text tips to the police without being identified.
04/18/12 11:10pm

Penn Police arrest robbery suspect

The investigation following an armed robbery on a student which occurred on April 8 has come to a close.
04/16/12 12:48am

Library visitor "fast pass" helping to reduce theft

With a new partnership between the library and the Division of Public Safety, in addition to shortened hours for non-Penn affiliated visitors, theft at Van Pelt has been on the decline. DPS and the library have been piloting a new visitor management system machine since last September, called “fast pass.”
04/15/12 11:32pm

Spring Fling sees 168-percent increase in incidents from last year

This year’s Spring Fling weather brought more than just increased sunshine to campus. Total crime saw a 168-percent increase from last year — from 37 incidents last year to 99 this year.
04/08/12 10:53pm

Patrol zone sees overall crime decrease in March

Three months into the new year, crime in the Penn Patrol Zone has been declining. This March, total crime went down three percent overall in comparison to March 2011.
03/29/12 12:34am

On urban campus, panhandling a perennial problem

When dealing with panhandlers, DPS’s first approach is to speak to them personally, obtain biographical information and understand the problems the panhandlers are facing. They then ask them to “cease and desist.”
03/22/12 11:31pm

SEPTA police officers continue to fight for employee benefits

The strikers’ demands included an hourly wage raise in light of a new training certification program that would cost SEPTA $200,000 a year, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
03/17/12 1:13am

Grad student arrested at city protest

Communications doctoral student Khadijah White was arrested in a protest Thursday and spent a day in police custody.
03/08/12 5:15am

UPennAlert issued for police activity at 38th and Market

Philadelphia police fired gunshots in the area of 38th and Market streets early Thursday morning, and Penn’s Department of Public Safety issued a UPennAlert at 3:17 a.m.
02/15/12 10:02pm

SEPTA security under question

Several bus riders have been robbed by Derrick Gilham, 44, who frequented SEPTA bus stops along Broad Street — particularly Olney
02/13/12 12:47am
Three suspects were arrested at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night near the Quad after being pursued by Philadelphia Police for more than half an hour.
02/09/12 10:07pm
Robert Wittman, a former senior investigator and founder of the FBI National Art Crime Team, spoke about art crime and his career.
02/06/12 10:17pm

Killing on 39th, Market streets remains under investigation

A 21-year-old male, was found dead inside his rented townhouse at 39th and Market streets around 4 p.m. The victim suffered two bullet wounds to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
02/05/12 10:36pm

Mayor Nutter lays out new plan for homicide prevention and punishment

Mayor Michael Nutter presented a new array of crime reduction measures for the city, including an extensive program to lower homicide rates.
02/05/12 8:29pm

Man found dead at 39th and Market streets

A 21-year-old male was killed his home on 39th and Market streets at around 4 p.m. on Feb. 5. The victim was found with two bullet wounds to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.