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Crime

09/29/11 1:11am

Con artist pretends to be Penn student

Eugene Tinsley, who posed as a Penn student, pled guilty this year to two counts each of theft, forgery, receiving stolen property and securing execution of documents by deception.
09/27/11 11:55pm

Crime log: Sept. 16-22

Check out an interactive map of crime in the Penn Patrol Zone last week.
09/21/11 11:29pm

Philadelphia looks to extend teen curfew

The law will introduce graduated school-year curfews for three different age groups. Young adults aged 16 to 17 will face a curfew of 10 p.m., which could affect University students who fall in that age group.
09/21/11 8:21pm

Crime Log: Sept. 9-15

Crime log for the week of Sept. 9-Sept. 15, with an interactive map.
09/18/11 11:37pm
In the spirit of transparency, the University released its annual Jeanne Clery crime report Sept. 15, detailing three years of crime and emergency on campus.
09/14/11 10:50pm
In addition to educating students about safety issues, the fair also aimed to increase participation and awareness about DPS programs and initiatives, in part because the division saw low freshman enrollment in several of these programs during New Student Orientation, according to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush.
09/14/11 10:40pm

Crime log: Sept. 2-8

Crime log for the week of Sept. 2-Sept. 8
09/14/11 10:28pm

Summer sees increased overall crime

This summer saw 7 percent more crime than last summer, but robbery and theft saw significant decreases.
09/14/11 12:20am
In recent years, however, the term “flash mob” has acquired a new meaning. Philadelphia’s non-violent high-school and college-aged residents need to reclaim the flash mob.
09/13/11 12:18pm
A woman unaffiliated with the University was robbed at about 8:50 a.m. in the second-story bathroom of the Evans Building, part of the Penn Dental School.
09/12/11 1:21am

Lawrence Sherman | Crime or war? Words have consequences

Cambridge University criminology professor Lawrence Sherman argues that if we had defined the 9/11 attacks as a crime, the world would be very different today.
09/12/11 12:04am
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey unveiled a five-year crime plan for the city of Philadelphia — including the introduction of horseback police — at the end of last month.
09/10/11 11:00pm

DPS investigating reported indecent assault

A female Penn student reported that an unknown male grabbed her and “touched her in an inappropriate manner” last night at about 12:45 a.m. nearby Gregory College House, according to the Division of Public Safety.
09/08/11 12:57am

Crime log: Aug. 26 – Sept. 1

An interactive map of crime around campus last week.
09/07/11 11:11pm

NSO sees no increase in party shutdowns

Sixteen parties were shut down this year during New Student Orientation, including 11 off campus and five on campus.
09/07/11 11:09pm

NSO crime down 16 percent from last year

In addition, alcohol-related incidents fell about 32 percent compared to last year.
09/04/11 9:44pm

Attempted suicide reported at Fresh Grocer garage

Police restrained a woman before she could jump from the garage’s 10th floor roof Sunday night.
08/30/11 7:27pm

Armed suspects reported near Penn's campus

The University of Sciences in Philadelphia issued three alerts to its students between 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. Monday night regarding an armed assault and a possible armed robbery.
08/29/11 5:24pm

Abducted newborn returned to HUP

A two-day-old boy is on his way back to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after being taken by his mother around noon Thursday, and the Amber Child Abduction Alert has been lifted.
08/29/11 5:08pm

New Philadelphia curfew may impact young Penn students

A newly-enforced curfew in Philadelphia led to the apprehension of dozens of juveniles this past weekend.