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 April 21, 1997 and April 27, 1997. 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)--2 Threats & harassment--4 04/21/97 3:18 PM 3400 blk Sansom Cash and check taken/suspects apprehended 04/21/97 3:20 PM 3400 blk Walnut Purse and vehicle taken/suspects arrested 04/21/97 10:01 PM Van pelt Library Complainant reported male harassing her 04/22/97 2:53 AM Bodine dorm Photo taken of complainant while exiting shower 04/23/97 5:57 AM Kings court Unwanted calls received 04/23/97 4:52 PM 3700 blk Chestnut Complainant harassed by unknown persons 38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Robberies (& attempts)--4 04/21/97 6:03 PM 200 blk 41st Wallet taken by unknown suspect with gun 04/21/97 10:01 PM 3900 blk Sansom Wallet taken by unknown suspect with gun 04/25/97 10:28 PM 41st & Pine Suspect attempted to take money/nothing taken 04/27/97 4:56 AM 41st & Spruce Complainant robbed by suspect with simulated weapon Outside 30th to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Threats & harassment--1 04/26/97 4:52 PM 401 s. 41st St. Unwanted calls received 30th to 34th/Market to University: Robberies (& attempts)--1 Aggravated assaults--1 Threats & harassment--1 04/21/97 12:52 AM Hill house Unwanted calls received 04/26/97 3:00 PM Franklin field Complainant reports being struck with thrown knife 04/26/97 5:33 PM 3200 blk South Complainant struck with bat by suspects/vehicle taken Outside 30th to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Robberies (& attempts)--3 04/21/97 12:10 PM 4500 Chestnut Complainant robbed by unknown suspects 04/23/97 2:41 AM 40th Woodland Complainant robbed by unknown suspect 04/24/97 3:05 AM Walnut St. Bridge 2 complainants robbed by unknown suspect


Crimes Against Property

34th to 38th/Market to Civic Center: Total thefts (& attempts)--22 Thefts from autos--3 Thefts of bicycles & parts--2 Forgery & fraud--2 Criminal mischief & vandalism--3 04/21/97 1:28 PM Houston hall Envelope with currency taken while unattended 04/21/97 5:12 PM Nichols house Currency taken from ATM machine 04/21/97 5:23 PM Memorial towers Unattended bookbag taken 04/21/97 7:49 PM Quad office Bottle thrown from window 04/22/97 9:17 AM Law school Computer taken from secured room 04/22/97 11:43 AM 140 s 34th St Property taken without payment 04/22/97 1:22 PM 132 s 34th St Credit cards taken from unattended bookbag 04/22/97 4:18 PM Steinberg/Dietrich Computer taken from unsecured room 04/22/97 4:31 PM Steinberg/Dietrich Backpack taken while unattended 04/22/97 5:26 PM Meyerson hall Back pack taken 04/23/97 9:22 AM 3700 blk Chestnut Persons asking for money for gasoline 04/23/97 11:53 AM Nursing ed bldg Unattended back pack taken 04/23/97 2:32 PM Annenberg Ctr. Wallet taken while unsecured 04/24/97 9:07 AM Franklin bldg Cash taken from pocket in unsecured room 04/24/97 10:11 AM Lot # 17 Computer equipment and handtrucks taken from truck 04/24/97 12:09 PM Vance hall Wallet taken/suspect arrested 04/24/97 5:49 PM 3615 Market Secured bike taken 04/25/97 2:55 AM 3744 Spruce St Merchandise taken without payment 04/25/97 3:25 PM 3716 Spruce St Front window to store broken 04/25/97 3:38 PM 3700 blk Sansom Window broken to auto/credit card taken 04/25/97 4:22 PM 36th St subway Keys and id taken while on trolley 04/25/97 6:21 PM Steinberg/Dietrich Wallet taken 04/25/97 6:57 PM Furness bldg Jacket taken from lobby 04/26/97 1:39 PM Irvine aud Unattended backpack taken 04/26/97 1:39 PM Irvine aud Unsecured bike taken 04/26/97 3:12 PM 38th & Ludlow Window to auto broken/bag taken 04/27/97 3:29 AM Sheraton hotel Person breaking flower pots 38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Burglaries (& attempts)--1 Total thefts (& attempts)--12 Thefts from autos--3 Thefts of bicycles & parts--2 Forgery & fraud--1 Criminal mischief & vandalism--2 Trespassing & loitering--1 04/21/97 1:51 AM Harnwell house Backpack with tape recorder taken 04/22/97 10:52 AM 3901 Chestnut St Credit cards taken and used from unattended purse 04/22/97 1:38 PM Veterinary hosp Person cited for unauthorized entry to building 04/22/97 9:14 PM 4063 Sansom St Secured bike taken 04/22/97 11:11 PM 3900 blk Sansom CD's and owner's manual taken from auto 04/23/97 11:00 AM 4051 Spruce Unknown person attempted to enter residence 04/23/97 1:41 PM Veterinary hosp Bike taken from rack 04/23/97 1:58 PM 3930 Sansom Unattended jacket taken 04/23/97 2:22 PM 4040 Locust St Merchandise taken without payment/arrest 04/23/97 5:55 PM 38 s. 40th Window broken to residence/arrest 04/24/97 10:42 AM Harnwell house Gardening tools taken 04/24/97 3:00 PM 3900 blk Sansom Wallet taken while unattended 04/25/97 2:42 AM 4015 Baltimore Lamp broken outside residence 04/25/97 12:07 PM Chaplain's House Unsecured wallet taken 04/25/97 1:57 PM 3901 Chestnut St Wallet taken from coat pocket 04/25/97 4:41 PM Penn police HQ Cell phone taken from vehicle 04/27/97 11:38 AM Lot # 16 Phone taken from glove box of vehicle 41st to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Total thefts (& attempts)--2 Thefts of auto (& attempts)--1 Thefts of bicycles & parts--1 04/23/97 9:36 AM 4100 blk Walnut Front wheel of bike taken 04/26/97 10:25 PM 4200 blk Spruce Vehicle taken from highway 30th to 34th/Market to university: Total thefts (& attempts)--14 Thefts from autos--1 04/21/97 2:30 PM Rittenhouse lab Radio taken from unsecured room 04/22/97 9:11 AM Lot # 36 Cell phone taken from auto 04/22/97 5:20 PM Towne bldg Unattended book bag taken 04/22/97 6:16 PM Rittenhouse lab Unattended back pack taken 04/24/97 5:13 PM Franklin field Unsecured wallet taken 04/24/97 6:54 PM 34th & Chestnut Bag taken from complainant/later returned 04/24/97 8:26 PM Franklin field Cell phone taken while unattended 04/25/97 4:15 PM Franklin field Wallet taken 04/25/97 4:42 PM Franklin field Wallet taken 04/25/97 10:36 PM Hill field Wallet taken from backpack 04/26/97 3:00 PM Franklin field Wallet and contents taken 04/26/97 3:00 PM Franklin field Wallet taken 04/26/97 4:55 PM Franklin field Backpack taken 04/26/97 7:24 PM Franklin field Backpack taken Outside 30th to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Total thefts (& attempts)--1 Thefts of bicycles & parts--1 04/26/97 6:05 PM 200 s. 20th St. Bike taken


Crimes Against Society

38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Disorderly conduct--1 04/25/97 8:23 PM Lot # 31 Property taken/arrest 41st to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Alcohol & drug offenses--1 04/22/97 8:48 PM 4100 blk Spruce Drugs found during stop/arrest


18th District Crimes Against Persons

18 incidents and 2 arrests were reported between April 21, 1997 and April 27, 1997, by the 18th police district; covering the Schuylkill river to 49th street, Market street to Woodland avenue. 04/21/97 12:20 AM 4300 Walnut Robbery 04/21/97 3:23 PM 3400 Walnut Robbery/arrest 04/21/97 4:00 PM 600 Sansom Robbery 04/21/97 6:00 PM 4100 Pine Robbery 04/21/97 9:35 PM 4637 Pine Robbery 04/21/97 9:55 PM 3922 Sansom Robbery 04/22/97 12:30 AM 4800 Spruce Robbery 04/22/97 1:00 PM 3300 Market Robbery 04/22/97 8:50 PM 808 47th Robbery 04/23/97 2:35 PM 4000 Woodland ave. Robbery 04/23/97 6:50 PM 4239 Chestnut Aggravated assault/arrest 04/25/97 1:45 AM 4600 Locust Robbery 04/25/97 2:30 AM 4617 Locust Aggravated assault 04/25/97 1:00 PM 600 blk 48th Rape 04/25/97 11:40 PM 100 47th Homicide 04/26/97 3:15 AM 4800 Market Aggravated assault 04/26/97 5:37 PM 3300 Spruce Carjacking 04/27/97 5:01 AM 4054 Spruce Robbery


Almanac

Volume 43 Number 33
May 6, 1997


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