The University of Pennsylvania Police Department
Community Crime Report


This summary is prepared by the division of public safety and includes all criminal incidents reported and made known to the University police department between the dates of November 11, 1996 and November 24, 1996. The University police actively patrol from Market street to Baltimore avenue and from the Schuylkill river to 43rd street in conjunction with the Philadelphia police. In this effort to provide you with a thorough and accurate report on public safety concerns, we hope that your increased awareness will lessen the opportunity for crime. For any concerns or suggestions regarding this report, please call the division of public safety at 898-4482.


Crimes Against Persons

34th to 38th/Market to Civic Center: Robberies (& attempts)--1, Threats & harassment--5 11/11/96 2:03 PM Butcher dorm Unwanted calls received 11/12/96 1:40 PM 3401 Walnut St. Threats left on voice mail 11/12/96 3:14 PM Hopkinson dorm Harassing calls received 11/17/96 11:53 PM 38th & Spruce Bike taken/arrest 11/19/96 10:34 PM Nichols House Harassing calls received 11/20/96 1:04 PM CRB Painter harassed complainant 38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Robberies (& attempts)--1, Simple assaults--2, Threats & harassment--5 11/11/96 1:08 PM 4000 Blk. Chestnut Complainant thrown to ground/suspect arrested 11/14/96 12:12 PM 40th & Walnut Unknown male harassed complainant 11/17/96 6:54 PM 100 Blk. 40th 2 juveniles grabbed complainant's buttocks 11/18/96 8:57 PM 3900 Blk. Baltimore Vehicle taken from complainant/recovered 11/22/96 9:07 AM High Rise North Harassing calls received 11/22/96 1:55 PM Harnwell House Derogatory remarks to complainant 11/22/96 5:18 PM 3925 Walnut St. Employee threatened patron 11/22/96 7:18 PM 41st & Pine Motorist struck complainant with shears 41st to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Threats & harassment--1 11/13/96 4:57 PM 4400 Blk. Pine Complainant harassed 30th to 34th/Market to University: Simple assaults--1 Threats & harassment--1 11/15/96 1:35 PM Bennett Hall Unwanted messages on voice mail 11/24/96 2:55 AM Hill House Visitor reports being grabbed by security Outside 30th to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Rapes (& attempts)--1 Robberies (& attempts)--1 Simple assaults--2 11/12/96 2:41 PM 1700 Callowhill Complainant reports being assaulted 11/18/96 12:51 PM Harrisburg, PA Confidential report. 11/18/96 6:59 PM North Phila. Unknown person on bike attempted to rob complainant 11/20/96 12:50 PM 27th & South Bridge Complainant pushed off of bike/kicked by suspect


Crimes Against Property

34th to 38th/Market to Civic Center: Total thefts (& attempts)--30 Thefts from autos--3 Thefts of bicycles & parts--4 Forgery & fraud--1 Criminal mischief & vandalism--4 11/11/96 12:39 PM Johnson Pvln. Unattended backpack and contents taken 11/11/96 7:22 PM 130 S. 34th St. VCR tapes taken from store/arrest 11/12/96 2:25 PM Johnson Pvln. Credit card taken 11/12/96 5:50 PM Johnson Pvln. Backpack taken with contents 11/13/96 10:40 AM Johnson Pvln. Secured bike taken from rack 11/13/96 3:28 PM Van Pelt Library Unattended Penn card taken 11/13/96 4:51 PM Houston Hall Wallet taken/recovered minus currency 11/13/96 9:43 PM Gimbel Gym Property taken from locker 11/13/96 10:33 PM 3400 Blk. Ludlow Auto broken into/items taken 11/14/96 11:17 AM Franklin Bldg. Checks cashed by unauthorized person 11/14/96 12:31 PM Steinberg/Dietrich 2 credit cards taken from unattended backpack 11/14/96 6:12 PM Houston Hall Currency left in MAC machine/gone on return 11/14/96 9:29 PM Gimbel Gym Property taken from locker 11/16/96 1:15 AM 205 S. 38th St. Window broken to residence/nothing taken 11/16/96 2:23 AM Steinberg/Dietrich Knapsack taken with contents 11/16/96 4:11 AM 36th & Sansom Window broken on kiosk 11/16/96 6:57 PM Vance Hall Wallet taken while unattended 11/17/96 1:52 AM 3700 Blk. Walnut Persons stopped with parking meter/confiscated 11/17/96 12:12 PM 3736 Spruce St. Unattended wallet taken 11/18/96 1:27 PM Johnson Pvln. Unattended backpack and contents taken 11/18/96 1:46 PM Steinberg/Dietrich Currency and credit cards taken from unattended bag 11/18/96 3:33 PM Vance Hall Unknown male attempted to take wallet/fled area 11/18/96 4:30 PM Steinberg/Dietrich Wallet taken from jacket pocket 11/19/96 3:47 PM 130 S. 34th St. 15 CDs taken from store/males fled in vehicle 11/19/96 5:49 PM Van Pelt Library Wallet and contents taken 11/19/96 8:04 PM Williams Hall Secured bike taken from rack 11/20/96 10:12 AM Medical School Change machine broken into/money taken 11/20/96 1:44 PM Nichols House Front wheel of secured bike taken 11/20/96 5:22 PM 130 S. 34th St. Cassettes taken from store/arrest 11/21/96 11:19 AM Guardian Drive Secured bike taken 11/22/96 1:13 PM Furness Bldg. Computer taken 11/24/96 10:21 AM Van Pelt Library Toilet dispensers taken from wall 11/24/96 10:58 AM 3400 Blk. Sansom Rear window to vehicle broken 11/24/96 11:22 AM Lot # 17 Change taken from vehicle 11/24/96 11:56 AM Lot # 13 Window to auto broken/currency taken 38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Burglaries (& attempts)--1 Total thefts (& attempts)--21 Thefts of auto (& attempts)--6 Thefts from autos--3 Thefts of bicycles & parts--1 Criminal mischief & vandalism--1 11/11/96 10:18 AM Evans Bldg. Coffee pot taken from secured room 11/11/96 8:40 PM 3900 Blk. DeLancey Tire slashed on vehicle 11/12/96 2:48 PM 3900 Blk. Baltimore Damage to door lock and ignition of vehicle 11/12/96 5:46 PM 3800 Baltimore Window to auto broken/items taken 11/12/96 2:23 AM 4000 Blk. Sansom Male breaking into auto/arrested 11/13/96 4:52 PM 3900 Blk. Pine Vehicle taken from highway 11/13/96 8:34 PM 200 Blk. 41st Vehicle taken from highway 11/13/96 8:55 PM Dining Commons Unattended credit cards taken 11/14/96 4:26 PM 3900 Blk. Pine Vehicle taken from highway 11/15/96 3:06 PM Harnwell House Computer scanner camera taken 11/16/96 12:05 AM 3900 Blk. Spruce Property taken from auto 11/16/96 2:06 PM 4000 Blk. Baltimore 4 vehicles broken into/suspect fled area 11/16/96 6:27 PM 4006 Spruce Unattended wallet and contents taken 11/17/96 1:27 PM 4060 Irving Computer taken from unsecured room 11/18/96 12:54 PM Dining Commons Unattended wallet and contents taken 11/18/96 3:19 PM 3906 Spruce St. 100 discs with carrying case taken 11/19/96 9:41 AM Vet School Knapsack taken while unattended with contents 11/20/96 3:56 PM Phi Sigma Sigma Secured bike taken 11/21/96 10:47 AM 3827 Walnut St. 5 watches taken from residence 11/21/96 2:17 PM Dining Commons Watch taken from unattended backpack 11/22/96 3:03 PM Psychology Bldg. Unattended wallet and contents taken 11/22/96 7:14 PM 239 S. 41st. Wallet and computer taken 11/24/96 9:25 PM 41st & Locust Secured vehicle taken from highway 41st to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Total thefts (& attempts)--5 Thefts of auto (& attempts)--2 Thefts from autos--3 Criminal mischief & vandalism--3 11/11/96 9:34 PM 4100 Blk. Pine Vehicle door pried/mirror broken 11/12/96 10:48 AM 4200 Blk. Osage Suspect attempting to take vehicle/arrest 11/15/96 4:45 PM 4100 Blk. Pine Window broken to auto/stereo taken 11/20/96 11:25 PM 4114 Spruce St. Bullet hole found in residence window 11/22/96 12:45 PM 4200 Blk. Locust Partial tag taken from vehicle 11/22/96 1:08 PM 4100 Blk. Pine Vehicle taken from highway 11/23/96 4:35 PM 42nd & Pine Cell phone taken from vehicle 11/24/96 7:07 PM 4100 Blk. Pine Cell phone taken from vehicle 30th to 34th/Market to University: Burglaries (& attempts)--2 Total thefts (& attempts)--17 Thefts of auto (& attempts)--3 Thefts from autos--4 Criminal mischief & vandalism--2 11/12/96 8:44 AM Lot # 36 Window to auto broken/medical equipment taken 11/12/96 1:35 PM Towne Bldg. Cash/credit card taken from bookbag 11/12/96 10:25 PM Ice Rink Auto taken from parking lot 11/14/96 9:07 AM Chemistry Bldg. Items taken from wallet in secured room 11/14/96 6:33 PM Franklin Field Unattended knapsack taken 11/15/96 11:22 AM 3200 Blk. Walnut Items taken from auto 11/17/96 12:12 PM 100 Blk. 33rd Vehicle damaged to front passenger door 11/17/96 4:35 PM Ice Rink Items taken from auto 11/18/96 7:00 AM 3311 Chestnut Electrical equipment taken from construction site 11/18/96 4:00 PM 100 Blk. 34th Vehicle taken from highway 11/19/96 10:42 AM Chemistry Bldg. Welding machine taken 11/19/96 4:09 PM Rittenhouse Lab Backpack contents taken 11/20/96 1:26 PM Tennis Pavilion Credit cards and currency taken from locker 11/20/96 6:18 PM Franklin Field Unattended backpack with contents taken 11/21/96 8:18 AM 200 Blk. 33rd Backhoe taken from highway 11/21/96 9:23 AM 3300 Blk. Walnut Cell phone taken from auto 11/21/96 3:07 PM Towne Bldg. Knapsack and contents taken 11/21/96 7:11 PM Rittenhouse Lab Calculator taken while unattended 11/24/96 8:03 AM Lot # 1 Various items taken from parked trailer 11/24/96 10:38 AM Bennett Hall Glass in door broken to office/computer taken 11/24/96 9:56 PM 3300 Blk. Chestnut Window to auto broken Outside 30th to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Total thefts (& attempts)--8 Thefts from autos--5 11/12/96 7:05 AM 4300 Blk. Osage Auto broken into/items taken 11/12/96 8:04 PM 400 Blk. S. 39th Passenger window to auto broken/items taken 11/16/96 2:02 AM 2nd & Market St. Passenger window broken/items taken 11/16/96 2:19 AM 15th & Spruce Passenger window broken/items taken 11/16/96 2:07 PM 3338 Walnut Wallet taken at unknown location 11/17/96 2:51 PM 3100 Walnut Passenger window to auto broken/radar detector taken 11/20/96 11:30 AM Wood Bldg. Garage Items taken from trunk of vehicle 11/22/96 4:34 PM 57th & Spruce Wallet and contents taken


Crimes Against Society

34th to 38th/Market to Civic Center: Alcohol & drug offenses--1 11/15/96 12:47 AM Delta Psi Underage drinking at party 38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Alcohol & drug offenses--1 11/23/96 12:31 AM 40th & Locust Operator of vehicle impaired/arrest 30th to 34th/Market to University: Disorderly conduct--1 11/12/96 4:24 PM Penn Tower Male being disorderly in lobby/citation issued


Almanac

Volume 43 Number 14
December 3, 1996


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