17 posts categorized "Criminal Incidents"

04/18/2013

Robbery -Strong Arm Update 4/18/13

At approximately 11:20am, the Department of Public Safety received a report via PENCOM of a robbery involving a USciences student on the corner of 43rd & Pine Street.  The USciences student stated he was approached by two African American males, pushed to the ground and his cell phone taken by one of the suspects.  The student was not injured.   The suspects were 15 and 18 years of age and both individuals have been arrested.  The student cell phone was recovered and returned to him.

04/16/2013

04/16/13 - Robbery/Strong Arm

A female Usciences student reported that she had her cell phone taken (no weapon shown) at approximately 8:48am. She reported that while walking west on Baltimore Avenue towards 43rd Street, she was approached by an African- American male who snatched her phone as she attempted to secure it. She stated that there were two suspects and one suspect was arrested.

The victim described the 2nd suspect as follows:

Suspect #2 - African -American male, 5"9" - 5"10", 160lbs, medium dark skinned, with a long head and ears.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact Detective King at Southwest Detective (215-686-3184).

03/20/2013

03/20/13 - Home Invasion Update

As an update to the home invasion last night (March 19), it was determined after further investigation that three USciences students were victimized during the incident. As previously reported, the victims were robbed of cash and cell phones. 

USciences’ Student Affairs and Public Safety Departments are in the process of reaching out to each of the students involved and are offering support services and counseling. Other students who feel the need to seek counseling as a result of this incident, should not hesitate to contact counseling services at 215-596-8536. Students may also speak to one of the deans at Student Affairs by calling 215-596-8950. As a result of the incident, Public Safety will increase patrols in the area. 

If anyone has any information about this crime, please call Detective Mary Kuchinsky at 215-686-3184, the Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3184, or the Department of Public Safety at 215-895-1117. Please remember to report all crimes and any suspicious activity immediately to Police or Public Safety. As always, should you have any questions or concerns regarding your personal safety, please contact the Department of Public Safety.

03/19/2013

03/19/13 - Home Invasion - 1200 Block of Markoe Street

On Tuesday 03/19/13, at approximately 10:20pm the Department of Public Safety received a report of a home invasion at 1222 Markoe Street. The police reported that three victims were robbed at gunpoint and one of the victims was struck with a firearm. The victims were robbed of $800.00 and two Iphones.
The suspects were described as two African-American males, wearing all dark clothing and ski masks. No further descriptions provided.
At this time it appears that the victims were unaffiliated with USciences.
If anyone has any information about this crime, please call the Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3181 or the Department of Public Safety at 215-895-1117. Please remember to report all crimes and any suspicious activity immediately to Police or Public Safety. As always, should you have any questions or concerns regarding your personal safety, please contact the Department of Public Safety.

These campus alerts are in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and are intended to solicit any information that may be helpful in the investigation.

11/16/2012

101/16/12 - Robbery - No Weapon

 
On Friday 11/16/12, at approximately 4:00am the Department of Public Safety received a report of a robbery in the 400 block of South 42nd street. The victim, a USciences student reported that she was at the southwest corner of 42nd & Baltimore Avenue when she was approached by the perpetrator, who then chased her south on 42nd Street, grabbed her from behind and wrestled her to the ground. The student reported that she was not injured.

She reported that he took her purse and cell phone from her, then fled north on 42nd street towards Baltimore Avenue where he entered a vehicle (no description) and fled west. She described the perpetrator as: African-American male, approximately 5ft-6inches tall, stocky build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

If anyone has any information about this robbery, please call the Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3181 or the Department of Public Safety at 215-895-1117. Please remember to report all crimes and any suspicious activity immediately to Police or Public Safety. As always, should you have any questions or concerns regarding your personal safety, please contact the Department of Public Safety.

These campus alerts are in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and are intended to solicit any information that may be helpful in the investigation.

09/21/2012

09/21/12 Robbery

On Friday 9/21/12, at approximately 3:15pm, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a robbery at 41st and Woodland Avenue. The victim, a USciences student reported that the below suspects, approached her from behind as she crossed the intersection of 41st and Woodland Avenue. One of the males reached into her backpack and took her cell phone. The victim reported that she chased after the one individual, but was unable to retrieve her phone. The victim reported that she was not injured.

The victim described the suspects as: three African-American males between the ages of 14-16 years old. Suspect #1 (took the phone), wore a black shirt and blue jeans. Suspect #2 wore a red tee-shirt and black jeans. There was no description given on suspect #3. Suspects fled north on 41st street.

If anyone has any information about this robbery, please call the Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3181 or the Department of Public Safety at 215-895-1117. Please remember to report all crimes and any suspicious activity immediately to Police or Public Safety. As always, should you have any questions or concerns regarding your personal safety, please contact the Department of Public Safety.

These campus alerts are in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and are intended to solicit any information that may be helpful in the investigation.

Sincerely,

Michael Rossano

Executive Director of Public Safety

02/15/2012

02/15/12 Armed Robbery

The Department of Public Safety received a report of an armed robbery at 45th and Baltimore Avenue. The suspects were described as: Two African American males, both approximately 6'2, both wearing knit caps and dark colored coats. Suspects were last seen traveling southbound on 45th Street.

On 02/15/12, at approximately 10:20pm, the victim (a USciences employee) of the armed robbery reported to the Department of Public Safety that the robbery had actually taken place in the 1000 Block of South 46th Street and not 45th & Baltimore as originally reported.

He reported that two assailants approached him from behind, pointed a silver handgun at him and demanded his money. He reported after they took his wallet and other valuables, the assailants then fled southbound on 46th Street.

The Philadelphia police are investigating the incident.

01/27/2012

01/27/12 Armed Robbery

On 01/27/12, three USciences students reported that they were robbed at gunpoint while walking in the 1200 block of Melville Street. The students reported that they were approached by an African American male, who exited a late model Yukon Denali. The assailant produced a handgun, ordered them into an alley and demanded their valuables.

The assailant was described as follows:

African American male, approximately 6'1 to 6'2, medium build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt covering his head, dark colored sunglasses, dark colored pants and dark colored shoes.

The vehicle was described as follows:

Dark gray, Yukon Denali (2000 - 2003), tinted windows and chrome wheels. There was no description given for the driver of the vehicle.

The Department of Public Safety is working with The Philadelphia Police on the investigation.

09/01/2011

9/1/11: Robberies Reported

The Department of Public Safety is issuing an alert to inform the University community of two robberies that occurred on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. The first was an armed robbery and the second was unarmed.

 

 The first robbery occurred at approximately 1:00 a.m. on the 4000 Block of Woodland Avenue. The suspects were described as two African American males in their twenty’s, one wearing black pants and a black hat, and no description given of the second suspect.  

 

The second robbery occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on the 4400 Block of Spruce Street. The suspects were described as three African American males; one wore blue jeans and no shirt, the second wore a long-sleeved black shirt, and no description given of the third suspect.

 

The Department of Public Safety offers the following awareness tips: 

 

  • Use the shuttle, bus or walking escort services  
  • Pay attention to your surroundings, even while texting or talking on the phone
  • Travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark
  • Use well-lit and busy walkways
  • Report all incidents to the Police and Department of Public Safety

 

Important Numbers

 

Police - 911

Department of Public Safety Emergency - 215-596-7000

Shuttle Escort - 215-898-7433

Walking Escort (On Campus) - 215-895-1117

Walking Escort (Off Campus) - 215-387-3942

09/24/2010

9/24/2010: Armed Robbery Reported

The Department of Public Safety is issuing an alert to inform the University community of an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at approximately 10:15 p.m. on the 600 Block of 43rd Street.

 

The suspects are described as two African American males; one wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black sneakers, the second suspect was wearing all black with white sneakers.

 

The Department of Public Safety offers the following awareness tips: 

·     Be aware of your surroundings

·     Travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark

·     Use well-lit walkways

·     Report all incidents to the police by dialing 911

·     Program the Public Safety emergency number 215-895-7000, on the speed-dial in your cell phone