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.

09/17/2016

Penn Officer Wounded Assisting Philly P.D.

Late Friday night a Philadelphia Police Officer, Sgt. Sylvia Young, was ambushed about a mile from the Penn campus at 52nd and Sansom while sitting in her patrol car. Following calls for assistance, Penn Police officers rushed to the scene to support the Philadelphia Police response. The suspect proceeded to shoot four civilians, killing one, before being confronted near 48th and Sansom by Penn Police Officer Ed Miller. Officer Miller was shot and wounded before the suspect was killed by Philly P.D.

Both Officer Miller and Sgt. Young, as well as the three wounded civilians, were transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Officers Miller and Young are expected to make full recoveries. After visiting with Officer Miller early Saturday morning, Penn President Amy Gutmann issued the following statement.

Statement from Penn President Amy Gutmann:
I was able to meet with Officer Miller this morning at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and am so relieved and pleased to report that he is getting excellent care and will fully recover from his wounds. I extended my profound thanks to him from everyone at Penn for his bravery, as I do to Sgt. Young of the Philadelphia Police and all of the other courageous professionals who came to the rescue last night.

Officer Miller’s bravery underscores the courage and professionalism of our Penn Police force. We are blessed to have the best university police department in the nation, and it would be impossible to adequately express how deeply appreciative the entire Penn community is for the expertise and caring commitment of these fine officers.

In these challenging and difficult times for our country, there is no place that is immune to such senseless outbursts of violence. Our commitment to the safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and community has never been greater. We are extremely fortunate to have great men and women like Officer Miller on patrol at Penn. We can all rest easier knowing that they are daily doing their job to keep us safe.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families as we wish those who survived last night’s terrible tragedy a full and rapid recovery.