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Crime brief: Criminal mischief reported at Ohio State construction site

August 19, 2014

theodore.13@osu.edu

An assistant hall director of a North Campus residence hall reported criminal mischief after two men acted suspiciously at a construction site.

The hall director saw the two men sitting in a piece of machinery last Thursday at about 1 a.m. and asked them if they were construction workers. The men said they were but didn’t provide any identification and quickly left the site with two other people who had been playing basketball nearby, according to a University Police report.

When an officer arrived at the scene, she found that three vehicles had been entered. Two of the vehicles had lights on or doors open, and the third had paperwork on the floor. The officer also found things that appeared to be out of place at the construction site, but nothing was damaged or missing.

The case was closed, according to the report.

A 55-year-old man was arrested for theft at the Ohio Union on Tuesday at about 10:40 a.m. He had a red football jersey that he allegedly stole from an Ohio State bookstore. He was also charged with drug paraphernalia, as he had a glass pipe “commonly used to smoke crack cocaine,” according to a police report.

A staff member at University Hospital East on Broad Street reported assault after a patient kicked and punched someone Monday morning. The patient was on orders that he or she was not allowed to leave the hospital and eventually was tied to the bed. The staff member who had been hit didn’t want to press charges.

There were 11 reports of theft between Aug. 12 and Tuesday, including one report of identity fraud at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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