UPennAlert

Attempted robbery with weapon | 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery in the 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue. Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspects who demanded her property at point of handgun. The suspects then fled east on Baltimore Avenue towards 39th Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery in the 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue.

Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspects who demanded her property at point of handgun. The suspects then fled east on Baltimore Avenue towards 39th Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.

The suspects were described as:

Suspect 1: White male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, carrying a handgun.

Suspect 2: Black male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black jacket.

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UPDATE: All clear in the area of 4000 block Baltimore Ave. You may resume normal activity in the area. Penn Police and security are patrolling the area.

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UPennAlert:  Attempted robbery with weapon in the 4000 block of Baltimore Ave.

Police on scene, use caution, avoid the area.

Suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: White male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, carrying a handgun.

Suspect 2: Black male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black jacket.

Last seen heading eastbound on Baltimore Avenue toward 39th 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

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.

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)
03/23/2021

Congratulations to Penn MERT on winning the NCEMSF Community Engagement Award!

DPS congratulates the University of Pennsylvania Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT), a student-run, service organization providing emergency medical services to the University community, on winning the NCEMSF Community Engagement Award!

The NCEMSF Collegiate EMS Community Engagement Program of the Year Award recognizes efforts by the campus EMS group who had the most creative, effective, and/or innovative program or initiative for engaging with their community. Penn MERT won this award in recognition for two new innovative Community Outreach initiatives, in addition to their existing outreach programs.

The first initiative is the Opioid Overdose and Reversal (Naloxone/Narcan) Training and Distribution Program. MERT worked with physicians and public health experts at Penn Medicine to develop the bystander naloxone training program. Additionally, they secured a grant from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to acquire a renewable supply of naloxone to distribute for free at these trainings. The training program consists of information about the opioid crisis, how to detect an opioid overdose and administer naloxone, and integrates rescue breathing and CPR. The program supplies Narcan to trainees actively trying to obtain naloxone, but face financial, insurance-based, or societal barriers in doing so. It is currently the only naloxone training and distribution program run by a collegiate EMS program.

The second community engagement initiative is a Correctional Facility First Aid Training Program. Correctional facility inmates represent a population that are at an elevated risk of witnessing injuries, overdoses, or medical emergencies, but often lack resources and face barriers in learning how to address these situations. To address this, MERT developed a training program that would provide first aid training to inmates at Philadelphia correctional facilities. The pilot training received extremely positive feedback from the inmates and PDP supervisors, and a plan to provide monthly trainings throughout PDP facilities has been set in conjunction with the PDP Deputy Commissioner of Restorative and Transitional Services and the PDP Human Services Program Administrator.

MERT members pose with Penn Administrators and Public Safety personnel at the 2019 MCI Drill.

MERT members pose with Penn administrators and Public Safety personnel following a field training exercise conducted in October of 2019.