UPennAlert

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)
12/01/2020

Welcome K9 Officer Uman!

The Division of Public Safety is pleased to announce the newest member of the UPPD K9 Unit, K9 Officer Uman.

Maureen S. Rush, Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police stated, “Our K9 Unit is a fantastic example of our dedication to the safety and wellness of the community, and continued relationship with the PennVet Working Dog Center. This partnership has allowed UPPD handlers to pair with the best and brightest K9 officers. We are thrilled to add Uman to our team.”

In September of 2020, K9 Officer Uman graduated from the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, and joined the UPPD. Uman then attended the Atlantic County “John Sonny Burke” K9 Academy for 10 weeks with partner Officer Julie Wesley, graduating as a certified ordnance detection canine.

As our newest sworn member of the UPPD, Uman will work diligently to ensure the safety and security of the University City community. In her role at UPPD, Uman will respond to calls about unattended packages and perform building sweeps before large-scale events and visits by dignitaries, as well as undertaking regular patrol of Penn’s campus and the surrounding area with her partner, Officer Wesley.

Uman, a Labrador retriever, is a descendant of UPPD K9 Officer Zzisa. Uman was a pup bred from the Penn Vet Working Dog Center (WDC), the offspring of sire Boomer and dam Pinto (K9 Officer Zzisa’s daughter). Inspired by the Search & Rescue Dogs that responded following the attacks on 9/11, the WDC serves as a national research and development center for detection dogs. K9 Officer Uman is named in honor of Jonathan J. Uman, who perished on 9/11 at the World Trade Center.

For more information on the WDC, please visit: www.pennvetwdc.org

Deputy Chief Fink, Officer Wesley, K9 Officer Uman, and VP Rush pose in front of HQ

Deputy Chief Fink, Officer Wesley, K9 Officer Uman, and VP Rush

You can follow K9 Officer Uman on Twitter! @OfficerUman