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 depart ment between the dates of April 28, 1997 and May 4, 1997. The university police actively patrol from Market street to Baltimore avenue and from the Schuylkill river to 43rd street in conjunction with the phila delphia 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: Simple assaults--1 Threats & harassment--2 04/28/97 4:23 PM Wistar inst Complainant reported being harassed by known person 05/02/97 2:44 AM Grad B tower Disturbance between students 05/03/97 12:24 AM Houston hall Complainant reports being harassed by guard 38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Robberies (& attempts)--5 Threats & harassment--1 04/28/97 12:05 AM 3900 Blk Pine Persons h eld up at gun point/no injuries 04/28/97 12:16 AM 3800 Blk Sansom 5 persons held up at gun point/no injuries 04/28/97 10:41 PM 40th & Pine Unknown person attempted to rob complainant/no injury 04/30/97 10:38 PM 4000 Blk Walnut Complainant robbed/2 males arrested/gun recovered 05/01/97 5:13 PM 40th & Market Complainant robbed of currency by unknown suspect 05/03/97 3:21 PM Harnwell house Unwanted call received 41st to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Threats & harassment--1 05/01/97 7:18 AM 208 s. 42nd Unwanted calls received 30th to 34th/Market to University: Robberies (& attempts)--1 Simple assaults--1 Threats & harassment--2 04/28/97 9:31 PM 33rd & Market Complainant robbed by unknown suspect/miscellaneous taken 05/01/97 7:26 AM Hollenback Ctr Known suspect threatened to blow up building 05/04/97 1:22 AM Hill house Complainant touched on elbow/private complaint advised 05/04/97 1:25 AM Hill house Unwanted calls in sexual nature received Outside 30th to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Threats & harassment--1 04/30/97 1:43 AM 420 S. 42 St. Complainant reports person looking through window


Crimes Against Property

34th to 38th/Market to Civic Center: Burglaries (& attempts)--2 Total thefts (& attempts)--19 Thefts of auto (& attempts)--2 Thefts from autos--4 Thefts of bicycles & parts--2 Criminal mischief & vandalism--6 Trespassing & loitering--1 04/28/97 3:23 PM Van pelt Library Unattended wallet taken 04/28/97 5:01 PM Stemmler hall Bike tire taken from secured bike 04/28/97 5:04 PM Univ hospital Wallet taken/later recovered/arrest 04/28/97 5:37 PM 36th & Spruce Secured bike taken 04/28/97 7:16 PM Unit Blk 36th Person arrested attempting to take auto 04/28/97 9:14 PM 100 Blk 37th Front window to auto broken/cell phone taken 04/29/97 3:07 AM 3700 Blk Locust Pole light damaged 04/29/97 3:23 AM Rodney dorm Trash can thrown through window 04/29/97 7:06 AM Blockley hall Currency taken from locked bags 04/29/97 2:20 PM Botanical garden Glass broken and shrubs found in pond area 04/29/97 3:43 PM Annenberg sch Unattended laptop taken 04/29/97 5:32 PM Meyerson hall Unattended laptop computer taken 04/29/97 6:52 PM Van pelt Library Credit card taken from unattended jacket pocket 04/30/97 7:20 AM 3700 Blk Sansom Driver's side window to auto broken 04/30/97 9:02 PM Nichols house Window broken to residence/area barricaded 05/01/97 4:13 PM Lot # 30 Auto taken 05/01/97 5:12 PM Lot # 30 Vehicle taken 05/02/97 10:04 AM Lot # 19 Property taken from auto 05/02/97 3:16 PM Botanical Garden Suspect in building without authorization/arrest 05/02/97 4:37 PM Faculty club Wallet taken from dining area 05/02/97 4:37 PM Annenberg Ctr Shoes taken from library area 05/03/97 1:30 AM 3400 Blk Chestnut Window to auto broken/currency taken 05/03/97 1:33 AM 3400 Blk Chestnut Window to auto broken/cell phone and CDs taken 05/03/97 3:11 AM Butcher dorm Bottles thrown from window 05/03/97 10:07 AM Houston hall Backpack taken while unattended 05/03/97 11:56 AM 3423 Walnut St. Suspect took items without payment/arrest 05/03/97 10:15 PM Van pelt Library Wallet taken 05/04/97 11:42 PM Theta Xi Suspect in residence without authorization/arrest 38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Total thefts (& attempts)--9 Thefts of auto (& attempts)--2 Thefts from autos--5 Thefts of bicycles & parts--2 04/28/97 6:38 PM 4040 Locust St. Secured bike taken 04/29/97 4:23 PM High rise north Secured bike taken 04/30/97 9:25 AM 3900 Blk Pine Passenger window to auto broken/property taken 05/02/97 11:15 AM 4000 Blk Pine Auto taken from highway 05/02/97 12:53 PM 4000 Blk Spruce Window broken to auto/property taken 05/02/97 3:01 PM 4000 Blk Chestnut Window broken to auto 05/02/97 6:44 PM Lot # 14 Window broken to auto/currency taken 05/03/97 11:44 AM 300 Blk 41st Trumpet taken from auto 05/04/97 3:00 PM 200 Blk 41st Window broken to auto/column damaged 41st to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Burglaries (& attempts)--4 Total thefts (& attempts)--3 Thefts of auto (& attempts)--1 Thefts from autos--1 Thefts of bicycles & parts--1 Criminal mischief & vandalism--1 04/28/97 7:30 PM 4116 Spruce Secured bike taken 04/28/97 7:57 PM 330 s. 42nd Rear door to residence found open 04/29/97 4:48 PM 4208 Spruce Window forced to 1st floor of residence/property taken 04/30/97 11:02 AM 4200 Blk Pine Vehicle taken from highway 05/01/97 7:23 PM 207 s. 42nd St. Property taken from residence 05/02/97 3:00 PM 200 Blk 42nd Front window of auto broken 05/03/97 5:23 PM 4100 Blk Spruce Speaker taken from auto 05/04/97 2:56 AM 4116 Spruce St. Property taken from residence 30th to 34th/Market to university: Total thefts (& attempts)--5 Thefts from autos--1 Thefts of bicycles & parts--1 Criminal mischief & vandalism--2 04/28/97 12:09 PM Franklin field 7 banners reported taken 04/28/97 11:54 PM Lot # 36 Door lock and dash damaged to auto/property taken 04/29/97 3:24 PM Franklin field Tire slashed on university truck 04/29/97 3:25 PM Rittenhouse lab Unattended knapsack taken 04/30/97 11:06 AM Rittenhouse lab Cash and check card taken from wallet 05/01/97 1:16 PM Towne Bldg. Secured bike taken 05/02/97 5:24 PM Lot # 21 Left side of vehicle scratched Outside 30th to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Total thefts (& attempts)--1 Forgery & fraud--1 04/28/97 2:53 PM Thompson St./Phila Unauthorized use of personal info used for credit card 04/29/97 1:47 PM Unknown Credit card taken from organizer


Crimes Against Society

34th to 38th/Market to Civic Center: Weapons offenses--1 05/02/97 10:06 PM 3400 Blk Spruce Vehicle stopped/weapon and ski mask found/arrest


18th District Crimes Against Persons

13 incidents and 1 arrest were reported between April 28 and May 4, 1997, by the 18th police district; covering the Schuylkill river to 49th street, Market street to woodland avenue 04/28/97 12:01 AM 3800 Sansom Robbery 04/28/97 12:14 AM 4000 Pine Robbery 04/28/97 9:32 PM 3400 Market Robbery 04/28/97 10:44 PM 4100 Pine Robbery 04/29/97 1:25 AM 4700 Baltimore Robbery 04/29/97 11:30 PM 4322 Market Robbery 04/30/97 11:35 PM 4044 Walnut Robbery/arrest 05/01/97 5:14 PM 4000 Market Robbery 05/02/97 9:15 PM 3300 Market Robbery 05/02/97 10:07 PM 1217 49th Robbery 05/02/97 10:45 PM 4629 Cedar Robbery 05/04/97 3:33 AM 4800 Market Robbery 05/04/97 7:00 PM 3947 Ludlow Aggravated assault


Almanac

Volume 43 Number 34
May 13, 1997


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