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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 October 27, 1997 through November 2, 1997. The University Police actively patrols 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: Aggravated Assaults--1; Simple Assaults--1; Threats & Harassment--4
10/27/97 2:31 PM 3600 Blk. Ludlow Complainant reports being harassed
10/28/97 12:39 AM Speakman Dorm Unwanted calls/hang-ups received
10/28/97 3:16 PM Johnson Pavilion Complainant reports being threatened
10/30/97 10 :28 PM Phi Gamma Delta Officers assaulted/Arrest
11/01/97 12:57 AM 38th & Spruce Complainant assaulted by driver of auto/private complaint
11/01/97 9:02 PM 3600 Blk. Chestnut Complainant threatened by unknown suspect
38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Robberies (& Attempts)--3; Threats & Harassment--1
10/29/97 6 :40 PM 40th & Sansom Complainant robbed by unknown suspect of checks/cash
10/31/97 2 :36 AM 3900 Blk. Walnut Property taken from complainant/Arrest
10/31/97 2:31 PM High Rise North Complainanat reports being harassed
11/02/97 8:14 AM 3915 Walnut St. Suspect took merchandise/displayed knife & needles/Arrest
Outside 30th to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Threats & Harassment--1
10/28/97 1:28 PM 2300 Walnut St. Harassing messages received via e-mail

Crimes Against Property

34th to 38th/Market to Civic Center: Burglaries (& Attempts)--4; Total Thefts (& Attempts)--17; Thefts from Autos--5; Thefts of Bicycles & Parts--4; Criminal Mischief & Vandalism--1; Trespassing & Loitering--1
10/27/97 10:53 AM Steinbreg/Dietrich Wallet taken from unattended bookbag
10/27/97 8:42 PM 3400 Blk. Market Paintings taken from auto
10/28/97 2:19 PM Lot # 30 Phone taken from auto
10/28/97 2:53 PM Lot # 30 Phone taken from auto
10/28/97 9:07 PM 38th & Sansom Phone taken from auto
10/29/97 10:57 AM Leidy Lab Suspect attempted to take computer
10/29/97 5:30 PM Children's Hospitial Unauthorized persons in building/2 Arrests
10/29/97 7:39 PM 3430 Sansom St. Wallet taken while unattended
10/29/97 9:00 PM Delta Phi Bike taken from residence
10/29/97 9:20 PM Provost Tower Dorm Unattended boots taken
10/29/97 9:54 PM 3400 Blk. Ludlow Backpack taken from auto
10/29/97 10:36 PM 3721 Chestnut Bike taken from residence
10/30/97 3:09 PM McNeil Bldg. Wallet taken
10/30/97 3:31 PM Christian Assoc Sign taken from exterior of building
10/30/97 5:08 PM Vance Hall Secured bicycle taken from rack
10/30/97 9:01 PM 3744 Spruce St. Merchandise taken without payment/Arrest
10/31/97 4:29 PM Houston Hall Video camera taken from lounge
11/01/97 1:33 AM College Hall Suspect broke into vending machine/Fled buliding
11/01/97 4:48 PM College Hall Window to building broken
11/01/97 5:33 PM Steinbreg/Dietrich Coin box taken from vending machine
11/01/97 8:54 PM Stouffer Triangle Secured bicycle taken from rack
11/02/97 9:02 PM Houston Hall Bike taken
11/02/97 10:30 PM Steinbreg/Dietrich Bike taken from rack
38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Burglaries (& Attempts)--1; Total Thefts ( & Attempts )--7; Thefts Of Auto ( & Attempts )--1; Thefts From Autos--1; Thefts Of Bicycles & Parts--3; Criminal Mischief & Vandalism--2
10/27/97 11:50 AM Chaplain's House Copper piping taken
10/27/97 4:35 PM High Rise North Rear tire taken from bike
10/28/97 8:11 PM 3900 Blk. Spruce Vehicle damaged with unknown substance thrown on same
10/28/97 10:31 PM 3900 Blk. Spruce Autos damaged with unknown substance/Arrest
10/28/97 8:45 PM 4015 Walnut St. Rear wheel taken from bike
10/29/97 5:12 PM 4000 Blk. Pine Window to auto broken/various items taken
10/29/97 10:44 PM 200 Blk. 40th Operator of vehicle stopped/arrested for stolen auto
10/30/97 11:40 AM 3927 Pine St.
11/01/97 1:47 AM 3904 Spruce St. Property taken from residence
11/01/97 8:53 PM Sigma Phi Epsilon Bike taken from Rresidence
41st to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Burglaries (& Attempts)--1; Total Thefts (& Attempts)--5; Thefts Of Bicycles & Parts--2; Criminal Mischief & Vandalism--1
10/27/97 6:53 PM 208 S.42nd St. Unknown person attempted to gain entry to residence
10/27/97 8:42 PM 4100 Spruce St. Bike taken from porch
10/29/97 7:20 AM 207 St. Marks Gates taken from outside of residence
10/29/97 11:24 AM 4300 Locust Bike taken
10/29/97 12:09 PM 209 St. Marks Front gate taken from residence
10/29/97 12:46 PM 225 St. Marks Front gate taken from residence
11/02/97 8:32 AM 4100 Blk. Spruce Car door pried by unknown
30th to 34th/Market to University: Total Thefts (& Attempts)--10; Thefts From Autos--4; Thefts Of Bicycles & Parts--3; Criminal Mischief & Vandalism--3
10/29/97 8:34 AM Music Bldg. Door lock pried
10/29/97 9:12 AM Music Bldg. Vending machines pried open
10/29/97 11:04 AM Lot # 36 Items taken from vehicle
10/29/97 3:48 PM Franklin Field Secured bike removed from gate.
10/29/97 5:49 PM 34th & Walnut Secured bicycle taken from rack
10/29/97 6:17 PM 200 Blk. 34th Secured bicycle taken from rack
10/30/97 12:24 AM Chemistry Bldg. Calculator taken from room
10/30/97 9:34 AM Lot # 37 Trunk damaged to vehicle
10/30/97 4:17 PM Lot # 24 Window to auto broken/tools taken
10/31/97 1:23 PM Lot # 36 Luggage taken from auto
10/31/97 1:39 PM University Museum Wallet taken from jacket pocket
10/31/97 5:47 PM Lot # 36 Door damaged to auto/property taken
11/01/97 8:27 PM Bennett Hall Currency taken from vending machine
Outside 30th to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Total Thefts (& Attempts)--2; Thefts Of Bicycles & Parts--1;
10/31/97 3:33 PM 45th & Pine Mac card and currency taken from unattended wallet
11/02/97 7:02 PM 403 S. 40th Bike taken from railing

Crimes Against Society

34th to 38th/Market to Civic Center: Disorderly Conduct--1
10/31/97 10:09 PM 34th & Civic Suspect became disorderly with police/Arrest
38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Disorderly Conduct--2; Alcohol & Drug Offenses--1
10/27/97 11:37 PM 4000 Blk. Baltimore Driver arrested for alcohol violation/possible drugs
10/31/97 9:31 PM 4000 Blk. Spruce Suspect arrested for disorderly conduct
11/01/97 5:55 PM 3900 Blk. Walnut Suspect arrested for disorderly conduct
30th to 34th/Market to University: Disorderly Conduct--1
10/29/97 4:22 PM 34th & Spruce Suspect arrested for disorderly conduct


18th District Crimes Against Persons

12 Incidents and 2 Arrests were reported between October 27,1997, and November 2, 1997, by the 18th District, covering the Schuylkill River to 49th Street and Market Street to Woodland Avenue.

10/27/97 10:00 AM Aggravated Assault 4800 Sansom
10/28/97 9:47 AM Robbery 4800 Locust
10/29/97 2:25 PM Robbery 4800 Chestnut
10/30/97 1:43 PM Aggravated Assault 4702 Walnut
10/30/97 11:41 PM Robbery 4600 Market/Arrest
10/31/97 2:36 AM Robbery 3900 Walnut
10/31/97 7:25 AM Aggravated Assault 38 44th St.
10/31/97 4:25 PM Robbery 4600 Ludlow
11/01/97 2:41 PM Robbery 4600 Ludlow
11/02/97 8:12 AM Robbery 3900 Walnut/Arrest
11/02/97 12:15 PM Rape 4500 Larchwood
11/02/97 2:30 PM Robbery 4500 Springfield


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