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Crime brief: man sentenced after base jumping from OSU radio tower

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2623254011A male non-affiliate was arrested for criminal trespassing after he base jumped from the Ohio State radio tower on Friday afternoon.

“Base” is an acronym for building, antenna, span and earth, the four kinds of objects from which base jumpers can parachute.

A parking lot security camera captured the man climbing the tower, located at 2470 Northstar Road, and University Police were alerted. Officers attempted to get him to come down, but he continued to climb to the top of the tower, then jumped and parachuted into an OSU-owned cornfield. The man was sentenced on Monday to a fine and a year of probation, according to 10TV.

Two assaults were reported on OSU’s campus this week from May 7 to May 14. Both events occurred at the Wexner Medical Center.

In the first incident, a female staff member reported an assault which occurred on May 9 at about 1:15 a.m. at the James Cancer Hospital, located at 300 W. 10th Ave.

A female non-affiliate reported the second incident on Sunday morning at Harding Hospital, located at 1670 Upham Drive. The incident had occurred May 11 between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. The offender was an unknown male. Investigation into the event is still pending, according to a University Police report.

A male non-affiliate was arrested for disorderly conduct after trying to gain access to McCracken Power Plant, located at 304 W. 17th Ave., on May 11 at about 1:45 a.m. A University Police officer on patrol saw the man outside the power plant.

The man had taken his shirt off and pulled on the door of the building. The man was “unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech,” according to a University Police report. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to the Franklin County jail after he was unable to provide his address or phone number or to tell the officer where he should be taken.

In addition, there were 18 total thefts reported on OSU’s campus this week.

In one incident, a male staff member reported the theft of an automobile on May 7 at about 5 p.m. at the Maintenance Building, located at 2000 Tuttle Park Place.

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