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 September 14, 1998, through September 20, 1998,. 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: Robberies (& attempts)--2; Aggravated assaults--1; Threats & harassment--2
9/14/1998 3:54 AM Grad B Tower Harassing calls received
9/15/1998 1:00 PM Franklin Bldg Male attempted to take complainant's watch/arrest
9/16/1998 12:06 PM Stouffer Triangle Harassing calls received
9/19/1998 2:07 AM Gimbel Gym Complainant assaulted with baseball bat/arrest
9/20/1998 3:42 AM 3716 Spruce St Complainant reported being robbed of currency
38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Robberies (& attempts)--2; aggravated assaults --1; threats & harassment--2
9/15/1998 345 AM 3925 Chestnut St Complainant assaulted/arrest
9/16/1998 1 59 PM Wayne Hall Unwanted calls received
9/17/1998 3 14 PM Harnwell House Complainant receiving harassing calls/letter/e-mail
9/18/1998 12 28 AM 3900 Blk Pine Complainant's wallet taken by suspect/arrest
9/19/1998 12 56 AM 200 Blk Fels Walk Unknown suspects attempted to rob complainant
30th to 34th/Market to University: Threats & harassment--2
9/15/1998 1 53 PM Hill House Obscene calls received
9/18/1998 1 16 PM Penn Tower Complainant reports being harassed
Outside 30th - 43rd/Market to Baltimore: simple assaults--1; threats & harassment--2
9/14/1998 11 29 PM 4400 Blk Osage Complainant reported being assaulted/refused medical
9/16/1998 12 31 PM 1901 Walnut St Harassing letters received
9/17/1998 4 24 PM 2012 Spruce Complainant reports being threatened

Crimes Against Property

34th to 38th/Market to Civic Center: Burglaries (& attempts)--1; Total thefts (& attempts)--4; Thefts from autos--1
9/14/1998 7:39 AM Sansom Common Miscellaneous items and tools taken
9/15/1998 3:02 PM Mask & Wig Dorm Amplifier taken
9/16/1998 10:47 AM Medical School Currency taken from desk drawer
9/16/1998 12:23 PM Ware Dining Hall Knapsack and contents taken
9/16/1998 3:29 PM Van Pelt Library Lounge furniture taken
9/16/1998 8:11 PM Nichols House Personal checks taken
9/17/1998 5:12 PM Memorial Towers Laptop computer taken
9/18/1998 6:03 PM Biomed bldg # 1 Research papers taken
9/19/1998 12:54 PM 3744 Spruce St Property taken without payment/arrest
9/19/1998 2:10 PM 3700 Blk Chestnut Various property taken from auto
9/19/1998 3:37 PM Vance Hall Knapsack with various articles taken
9/19/1998 3:39 PM 3600 Blk Spruce Complainant reported guitar taken
9/20/1998 1:16 PM Morris Dorm Various CD's taken from laundry cart during move-in
9/20/1998 1:14 PM Warwick Dorm Wallet taken
9/20/1998 2:54 PM 3601 Walnut Property taken/arrest
38th to 41st/Market to Baltimore: Burglaries (& attempts)--3; total thefts (& attempts)--4; thefts from autos--1; thefts of bicycles & parts--1; criminal mischief & vandalism--3
9/14/1998 10:48 AM Sigma Alpha Mu Checks taken by unknown person and cashed
9/14/1998 5:10 PM 4000 Blk Baltimore Cell phone taken from auto
9/17/1998 10:32 AM 221 S 41st St Window to property forced/TV taken
9/17/1998 4:02 PM Veterinary School Currency taken from secured locker
9/18/1998 9:02 AM 4002 Pine St Various items taken from residence
9/19/1998 9:32 AM Beta Theta Pi Window broken to residence with beer bottle
9/19/1998 4:41 PM 4000 Blk Locust Magic marker used on vehicle
9/19/1998 9:54 PM 4000 Blk Spruce Bike taken
9/19/1998 10:30 PM 3913 Baltimore VCR taken from residence
41st to 43rd/Market to Baltimore: Total thefts (& attempts)--2; Thefts from autos--2
9/16/1998 12:17 PM 4200 Blk Sansom Window broken to auto/property taken
9/19/1998 6:16 PM 4100 Blk Walnut Car phone taken from auto
30th to 34th/Market to University: Total thefts (& attempts)--8; Thefts of auto (& attempts)--1; Thefts from autos--3; Thefts of bicycles & parts--3
9/14/1998 8:42 AM 200 Blk 34th Currency taken
9/14/1998 9:38 AM 33rd & Walnut Purse taken from auto
9/14/1998 3 :48 PM Hollenback Center Bike taken
9/15/1998 1:07 PM Bennett Hall Bike taken
9/17/1998 6:58 AM 3300 Blk Walnut Unknown attempted to take auto
9/17/1998 7:02 PM Murphy Field Bike taken
9/17/1998 10:28 PM lot # 5 Camera taken from auto
9/18/1998 12:23 AM lot # 2 Property taken from auto
Outside 30th-43rd/Market to Baltimore: Total thefts (& attempts)--2; thefts of bicycles & parts--1; forgery & fraud--1
9/18/1998 5:57 AM Penn Campus ATM card taken
9/18/1998 8:56 AM 401 S 41st St Bike taken
9/18/1998 3:01 PM Unknown unauthorized use of credit card

Crimes Against Society

34th to 38th/Market to Civic Center: Disorderly conduct--1
9/15/1998 10:19 AM Van Pelt Library Suspicious male in building/cited for disorderly conduct
30th to 34th/Market to University: Disorderly conduct --1
9/14/1998 6:50 AM 34th & Chestnut St Male cited for disorderly conduct

 18th District Crimes Against Persons

10 Incidents and 4 Arrests were reported between September 14, 1998, and September 20, 1998, by the 18th District, covering the Schuylkill River to 49th Street and Market Street to Woodland Avenue.

9/15/1998 3:45 AM 3925 Chestnut Agg Assault
9/15/1998 1:00 PM 3451 Walnut Robbery/arrest
9/16/1998 11:40 AM 5124 Market Agg Assault
9/16/1998 6:30 PM 233 Buckingham Agg Assault/arrest
9/18/1998 8:30 AM 5100 Walnut Robbery
9/18/1998 12:38 AM 3900 Pine Robbery/arrest
9/19/1998 2:04 AM 3700 Walnut Agg Assault/arrest
9/20/1998 6:00 PM 4941 Chestnut Agg Assault
9/20/1998 2:16 AM 4600 Sansom Agg Assault
9/20/1998 3:40 AM 3700 Spruce Robbery


Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 5, September 29, 1998

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