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)
04/19/2013

DPS Spring Commendation Ceremony Celebration

DPS held its Spring Commendations Ceremony, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Assembly (UA) and the Graduate and Professional Students Assembly (GAPSA), in Fagin Hall on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  

The presentation opened with the entrance of the Honor Guard and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a powerful invocation by Chaplain Charles Howard.   The University of Pennsylvania Police Department was then presented with the CALEA Accreditation Award with Excellence, by CALEA Executive Director Sylvester Daughtry Jr.   Vice President Rush then swore-in three new officers, and promoted three current members of the Penn Police department. A special presentation was made to the Philadelphia Homicide Task Force Unit for their outstanding contributions to apprehending the murderer of Dr. Melissa Ketenuti.  A special presentation was also given to the Lower Merion Ice Hockey Team for their support of the Philadelphia PAL (Police Athletic League). The UA/GAPSA presented awards to student-nominated security staff who have shown exceptional support on campus.  Gene Janda, Chief of Fire and Emergency Services, presented awards to the MERT leadership and outgoing seniors.  The remainder of the evening was filled with letters of recognition, merit commendations, and distinguished unit citations for police officers, security officers, PennComm dispatchers and local citizens, recognizing their contributions to making our community safer.

 

Vice President Rush administers the Oath of Office to new recruits P/O Rafael Stoppazzollo, P/O Tanya Orliw, P/O Joseph McDermott, and awards promotions to Detective David Callis, Sergeant Thomas Devore and Sergeant Michael Ricciardi.

 

 Undergraduate Assembly graduating President Dan Bernick assisted by incoming UA President Abe Sutton present the UA awards.