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.

07/05/2016

SEPTA Regional Rail Service Operating on a Modified Schedule

SEPTA has announced schedule changes after a defect was discovered in approximately 120 rail cars. This change will have a significant impact on regional rail service. Your safety traveling to and from the University is of concern to us. We have been advised by SEPTA that there will be significant delays and overcrowding on the regional rail lines. SEPTA advises that commuters should consider using the Broad Street and Market-Frankford Lines.
We strongly suggest you visit SEPTA’s website for all details such as schedule changes. Additionally, SEPTA has stated that customers should hold onto their TrailPasses in the event that a plan for providing fare credits is implemented.

Details from SEPTA will be posted at www.septa.org.

Penn Parking will have limited parking capacity, on a first-come first-served basis, in three garages which open at 6:00 a.m.:

  • Walnut 40– enter on Walnut Street between 40th and 41st Streets
  • Walnut 38– enter on 38th Street between Walnut and Chestnut Streets
  • Chestnut 34– enter on 34th Street between Market and Chestnut Streets

The locations are on the interactive map at www.upenn.edu/parking, together with parking fees. You also might want to consider carpooling with colleagues.
Thank you for your patience and flexibility as all adapt to this unforeseen development.