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)
03/06/2018

More Than 200 Children Celebrated Presidents’ Day on the Hardwoods of Penn’s Cathedral of College Basketball During PAL Day at the Palestra

The Division of Public Safety & Penn Athletics hosted kids and teens from the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia (Philly PAL) during the annual PAL Day at the Palestra – a one-day basketball event held at Penn’s historic Palestra. The event involved 200 children in a fun, safe, and free, fitness-based activity under the guidance of their coaches and mentors from the PAL Police Unit. Vice President for Public Safety Maureen S. Rush spoke words of support to the PAL kids, describing the Palestra as the “Cathedral of Basketball”. Angel Prinos,Deputy Director of Penn Athletics, and Ted Qualli, Executive Director of Philadelphia PAL, also shared words of wisdom with the attendees. The event featured a dance routine by cheerleaders from the Tucker Pal Center, located in University City and supported by Penn Police Officer Cassandra Parks-DeVaughn. 

As an extension of PAL’s Fitz Dixon Basketball Program, PAL Day at the Palestra effectively helps PAL in broadening its reach beyond the program to serve a larger number of children, for more time, and have a larger impact on Philadelphia’s at-risk youth. Through the PAL Day at the Palestra event, PAL, Penn’s Division of Public Safety and Penn Athletics provided PAL’s inner-city youth constituency with a breathtaking day of basketball fun, fitness and enjoyable time spent with friends and peers. The exciting day kicked off PAL’s Citywide Basketball League with 6 basketball games from PAL’s 12-&-U and 14-&-U divisions.  Additionally, there were multiple skills and drills stations for kids and teens to hone their skills.

About PAL:

PAL is “Cops Helping Kids.” PAL aspires to be the premier youth-serving organization in the city, by reducing crime, promoting character development, and improving educational outcomes. We accomplish this by having Philadelphia Police Officers, supported by civilians, offer educational, athletic, and recreational programs to youth in some of the city’s highest crime and lowest income neighborhoods. PAL Centers are safe havens, offering a variety of free programs and other events to attract engage and develop more than 18,000 of Philadelphia’s youth.

 

 

 

 

Angel Prinos, Deputy Director of Penn Athletics, Ted Qualli, Executive Director of Philadelphia PAL, Maureen S. Rush, Vice President for Public Safety