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Crime Brief: Mail thief arrested in Journalism Building

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A man is arrested on an active felony theft warrant at the Journalism Building Nov. 18 around 11 a.m. Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor

A man is arrested on an active felony theft warrant at the Journalism Building Nov. 18 at about 11 a.m.
Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editor

A female reported a rape by a known suspect at Harding Hospital, part of the Wexner Medical Center, Sunday.

Investigation into the event is pending, however, the incident is not considered a public safety threat because police are aware of who was involved, a Medical Center spokesman said.

Harding Hospital specializes in behavioral health care. Both individuals related to the event are not affiliated with Ohio State and were not employees of the Medical Center.

A 52-year-old male was arrested for an outstanding warrant at the Journalism Building Monday shortly after 11 a.m.

Police were called after the man was seen going in and out of offices on the second floor of the building. An officer approached the man on the first floor, and he said he was going to drop off mail to a friend but provided inconsistent answers to questions. The officer asked to see the mail, which was addressed to The Lantern.The officer then identified and arrested the man for an active felony theft warrant.

A 24-year-old male non-affiliate was arrested for attempting to steal a bicycle near Mendenhall Laboratory Sunday.

There were 16 total thefts this week on OSU’s campus from Nov. 13 to Wednesday.

Two 24-year-old male non-affiliates were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in unrelated incidents Nov. 14.

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