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.

11/18/2013

Penn’s Way Giving Campaign

The University’s annual giving campaign, Penn’s Way, was featured in the latest digital edition of the Penn Current. Participants may continue to give through the beginning of December and be included in the impact of this important initiative. Read more, below:

“Give to Penn’s Way through early December”

By Maria Zankey

The 2014 Penn’s Way campaign officially culminates on Friday, Nov. 15, but faculty and staff can make pledges through early December. The fundraising goal for the 2014 drive is $1.45 million.

The 2014 Penn’s Way campaign, the University’s workplace charitable giving initiative, officially culminates on Friday, Nov. 15.

But the clock hasn’t run out yet. There’s still time to pledge to Penn’s Way and make an immediate impact on some of the region’s most vulnerable populations.

“The goals of the campaign are for the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine faculty and staff to be able to collectively give back to the community and region in which we live,” says Maureen Rush, vice president for the Division of Public Safety and co-chair of Penn’s Way 2014. “Through this campaign, we’re really able to target some of the key goals we have as individuals and as an organization.”

Rush says Penn faculty and staff can make pledges to Penn’s Way through early December and their contributions will be included in the campaign’s goals. The fundraising goal for the 2014 drive is $1.45 million.

2014 Penn’s Way beneficiaries include Penn Medicine, the Center for Responsible Funding, and United Way.

“Donations will benefit everything from early childhood education and families, to hospice care and research for cancer, to socially conscious organizations—it’s so varied,” says Rush, who is co-chairing the 2014 campaign alongside Susan Phillips, senior vice president for public affairs at the Health System. Claire Finkelstein, professor of law and philosophy and chair-elect of the Faculty Senate, and Peter Quinn, vice dean for professional services and senior vice president of the Health System, also served as faculty advisers for the campaign.

Rush says Penn’s Way has weathered shaky economic conditions over the years—a notion she says reflects the generosity of Penn faculty and staff.

“We went from, in 2004, raising $465,000 through the campaign, to raising $1.4 million [in the 2013 campaign],” Rush says. “We’ve been able to increase the total goal amount and surpass that goal every year. That drastic change and increase in funding is incredible. We are stronger together.”

Employees can contribute to Penn’s Way via payroll deduction, cash, check, or credit card. For more information on how to pledge to the campaign, and for a complete list of donation-eligible agencies, visit the Penn’s Way website.