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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)
09/23/2013

Safety Fair with Side-by-Side Burn/Sprinkler Demonstration 9-27-13

As a part of the national campaign for campus fire safety and emergency preparedness, the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety and the Philadelphia Fire Department will hold the Campus Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Day, Friday, September 27th from 10am to 12:30pm.

As a part of this annual event, representatives from DPS’s Fire and Emergency Services and the Philadelphia Fire Department are stationed at various intersections across campus to distribute literature and answer commonly asked questions like how often to change the batteries in the smoke detector and what to do in the event of a fire.

In addition, the fire department sets up its Fire Safety Trailer on Hamilton Field, East of 40th Street between Locust Walk and Walnut Street, for tours by students, faculty, staff and visitors.  It is designed to promote home fire safety awareness.

But something a little different is happening this year.  

With the help of the Fire and Emergency Services team, under close supervision from the Philadelphia Fire Department, the Division of Public Safety is planning to construct two dorm rooms in the middle of Hamilton Field –to purposely set them on fire.  One dorm room will have sprinklers, while the other will not.

In this live side-by-side demonstration of the effectiveness of sprinklers, firefighters hope to show the public just how quick a fire can move in an environment without sprinklers.

Gene Janda, Chief of Fire and Emergency Services, describes the event, “Side-by-side burns are simulations of actual dormitory room fires.  One fire shows the quick spread of fire in a room unprotected by sprinklers.  The second fire shows how sprinklers control fire in its incipient stage of growth.     The purpose of this demonstration is to highlight the huge contrast between a room with sprinklers versus a room without sprinklers when a fire ignites; sprinklers literally could mean the difference between life and death or serious injury. 

Chief Janda continued, “Fire sprinkler and detection systems are wise investments; they save lives; they conserve property; they prevent tragic endings to college careers.”    

The annual Campus Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Awareness Day will conclude with a press conference at noon on Hamilton Field, featuring Lloyd Ayers, fire commissioner of the City of Philadelphia and Maureen S. Rush, vice president for Public Safety at Penn. The conference will be immediately followed by the annual test of the University’s emergency notification system, UPennAlert.

 “A University-wide effort was undertaken with the full support of the Board of Trustees, the President, the Provost and the Executive Vice President to ensure the safety of students in housing.  Over 31 million dollars has been invested to fully sprinkler all College Houses, Fraternities and Sororities on campus. This extra precaution is priceless in the face of a quick-burning fire in a residence hall.” Vice President for Public Safety, Maureen S. Rush explains. 

Additional information about emergency preparedness is available on our website: http://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/PennReady.