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.

03/13/2019

Penn MERT Receives Two Awards at NCEMSF Conference

Congratulations to Penn’s student-operated Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) on receiving two National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) awards!

Penn MERT was nationally recognized as leaders in collegiate EMS with awards for best website and best research at the NCEMSF Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.  Nine MERT EMTs and Fire & Emergency Services Chief Gene Janda were among the 1,100 EMTs and Paramedics from more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada who participated in the NCEMSF conference.
MERT was recognized for EMT John Filosa’s development of the new PennMERT.org site, which provides easy access to information on how to call MERT, resources MERT provides, and how to join MERT. The website allows someone to contact MERT or learn CPR in case of emergency from the launch-page and has an indicator on the home page to display whether MERT EMTs are in service.
MERT EMT Maya Ganeshan presented a poster on incorporating continuing education credits into MERTs training program in collaboration with the Division of Public Safety’s Fire and Emergency Services. MERT EMTs David Gordon, Ezra Brooks, Donavan Sandoval, and Kaitlyn Boyle were recognized with the best research award for their poster on an excel-based solution for EMS scheduling.

MERT Awardee