UPennAlert

Attempted Theft

Update: All clear in the area of 4200 block of Chestnut Street. Police and Security are patrolling the area. You may resume normal activity. UPennAlert: Attempted theft in the 4200 block of Chestnut Street. Police on scene, use caution, avoid the area.

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted theft in the 4200 block of Chestnut Street. Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspect who asked for her to give him her property. The suspect then fled south on 42nd Street towards Sansom Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.

Update: All clear in the area of 4200 block of Chestnut Street. Police and Security are patrolling the area. You may resume normal activity.

UPennAlert: Attempted theft in the 4200 block of Chestnut Street. Police on scene, use caution, avoid the area.

Suspect is described as a dark complected Black male, tall, thin build, in his 30s, wearing all dark clothing.

Last seen heading south on 42nd Street near Sansom Street.

Police responding, use caution, avoid the area.

Additional police and security officers are in the area.

The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community.

Please be sure to use the Walking and Riding Escorts available to you free of charge.

Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to sign up for the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian System which can help Police better find your location in an emergency.

UPennAlert Registration: Visit: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/upennalert for information on how to register.

Penn Guardian: Visit: https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/safety-initiatives/pennguardian/ for information on the PennGuardian system.

Contact Information: Emergencies: 215/573-3333 or 511 (from any campus phone)

Special Services: 215/898-6600

Escort Services: Walking 215/898-WALK (9255)

Penn Transit Ride Service 215/898-RIDE (7433)

General Information: 215/898-7297

Emergencies 215-573-3333 / 511 (campus phone)
General Information 215-898-7297
Special Services 215-898-4481 (215-898-6600 off-hours)
HELP Line 215-898-HELP (4357)
DPS Headquarters 4040 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Walking Escort 215-898-WALK (9255)
Penn Transit Ride 215-898-RIDE (7433)

The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community.

Please be sure to use the Walking Escort and Riding services available to you free of charge. Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to update your cellphone information for the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian App which can help Police better find your location when you call in an emergency.

01/23/2015

Campaign for Community: Youth Empowerment and Law Enforcement Panel Event

On Wednesday, January 21, DPS and the African American Resource Center (AARC) held a panel discuss titled “Campaign for Community: Youth Empowerment and Law Enforcement” as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., University of Pennsylvania Commemorative Symposium on Social Change. After an uplifting and thought provoking introduction by Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad, M. Ed, MRPYC, the University’s Interfaith Fellow & Campus Minister to the Muslim Community, the panel moderator, Dr. Howard Stevenson, Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education and Professor of Africana Studies, Graduate School of Education opened the panel discussion. The panel was comprised of Maureen S. Rush, Vice President for Public Safety; Linda Cliatt-Wayman, Principal of Strawberry Mansion High School; Lieutenant Gary Williams, University of Pennsylvania Police Department; and Amber Brown, former Police Athletic League (PAL) member and PAL scholarship winner, who is currently attending Harcum College.

Attendees and panelists discussed the role of law enforcement, school administrators and other community role models in supporting the personal growth of a child. Programs such as the Philadelphia Police Athletic League were highlighted as examples of ways to connect with and support the youth in our city.

For more information about ways you can help, visit the Philadelphia PAL website here, or contact the Division of Public Safety at 215-898-7515.

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