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.

09/16/2019

PennReady: UPennAlert Awareness Drill & Life Safety Measures Safety Fair on College Green 9/27/19

Life Safety Measures Fair:

On Friday, September 27, 2019 from 12 to 3 p.m., the Division of Public Safety and the Penn Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) will host a Life Safety Measures event on College Green. Joined by sponsors from Penn Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, Penn Vet Working Dog Center, City of Philadelphia Fire & EMS Department, Allied Universal, University City District, Penn Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, Penn Student Health Service (SHS), Penn Medicine’s Center for Resuscitation Science, the Office of Risk Management, and more. Penn Dining will be providing a fabulous Chili Cook-Off and lots of other food and giveaways will be on hand. Stop by College Green and learn about live safety measures including CPR, AED, Stop the Bleed, Wellness and Resiliency. Rain date for the safety fair will be Friday, October 4th. The UPennAlert Awareness Drill will occur on 9/27 at 12 p.m., rain or shine.

UPennAlert & Shelter-in-Place Awareness Drill:

In conjunction with the event, beginning at 12 p.m. the Division of Public Safety, with the support of the Office of Information Systems and Computing, is conducting the annual test of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System along with a campus-wide Shelter-in-Place Awareness Drill.  This annual test is required for Penn to comply with the Philadelphia Fire Code and the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

The test will be conducted through several delivery methods of the UPennAlert System, including personal electronic devices, the DPS website, and the Penn Siren Outdoor System.

A UPennAlert message will be sent by email and SMS text message to all registered members of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System, with a notification that the message is only a test.  When you receive the message on your registered device(s), you DO NOT have to respond or take any additional action.  You will also hear a test of the Penn Siren Outdoor System, which emits a 15-second siren. This alert will be followed by pre-recorded and live voice messages, both confirming that this is an exercise.

The UPennAlert System’s effectiveness depends upon the accuracy of recipients’ personal contact information.  To register for the system, or to update your contact information, visit the UPennAlert site and follow the link that best applies to you.  All information is secure and confidential.  If you have any problems updating your personal contact information, please email the Division of Public Safety at the Public Safety Feedback Line.

For more information on the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System and Shelter-In-Place, please visit the Public Safety website page on how to be PennReady.

The UPennAlert Awareness Drill will occur on 9/27 at 12 p.m., rain or shine.

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