At approximately 11:47 pm, Base received a report of possible gun shots coming from the area near 44th & Baltimore Avenue. USciences detail Police Officer Roher, badge # 7056 responded along with Penn Police to the area. The 18th District Police and Penn Police searched the area with negative results; there were no signs of any individual with a weapon in the area and no signs of spent shells. The area was cleared at 12:28am without further incident.
On behalf of the University President and Provost: All classes and campus activities will resume their normal schedule on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Sincerely, Helen Giles-Gee, Ph.D. Heidi Anderson, Ph. D.
On behalf of the University President and Provost: Please be advised that, as a result of the power outage that the community is currently experiencing, classes and campus programming scheduled for this evening are canelled. Please continue to monitor your text messesages, emails and the emergency website at http://emergency.usp.edu for any further developments as we continue communication with the electric compay (PECO). Sincerely, Helen Giles-Gee, Ph.D Heidi M. Anderson, Ph.D
A female Usciences student reported at approximately 3:45pm she was assaulted as she walked along Baltimore Avenue between 43rd Street and 44th Street; she was approached from behind by two African- American male who punched her in the face as they attempted to steal her cell phone from her purse. She stated that both suspects were approximately 5'8" one wearing a white shirt and black pants and the other dressed in a black shirt and black pants. Both individuals was seen running towards Clark Park. The Police have been notified and no suspects have been arrested.
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.