Tag: crime


Ohio State dog sitter reportedly stabs OSU student in ownership dispute

August 19, 2014
When Zheng Chen went back home to China for summer break, he said he asked fellow Ohio State student Austin Farley to watch his French Mastiff, Roger, while he was away. On the day Chen returned to the states for the start of Fall Semester, he came to campus and went to pick up Roger. When Chen got to Farley’s apartment, though, he said he couldn’t believe what happened. Farley refused to give Roger back, and soon a dispute between the two students over ownership of the dog quickly escalated from a mere argument to a crime scene, Chen said. “I feel weird,” Chen, a fourth-year in finance who plans… Read more

Dispute over dog leads to off-campus stabbing

August 15, 2014
An Ohio State student stabbed another OSU student during a dispute over the victim’s dog, a Columbus Division of Police report states. Zheng Chen, a 22-year-old finance major, told Columbus Police he was stabbed by Austin Farley, a 20-year-old economics major, at an off-campus apartment Wednesday night. The stabbing occured outside Farley’s apartment at 22 E. 12th Ave. just before 11 p.m., according to the report. Farley was arrested and charged with felonious assault. Farley is currently being held at the Franklin County Jail, a Franklin County Jail dispatcher said. Farley’s bond has been granted and he will likely be released Friday night, the dispatcher said. The report does not… Read more

Crime brief: Disorderly conduct reported twice in Ohio State parking garages

July 16, 2014
There were two incidents of disorderly conduct in parking garages this week. Both garages are located on South Campus near the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. The first incident occurred July 7, but was reported three days later. A hospital nurse was walking in the Neil Avenue Parking Garage when a middle-aged man blocked her way on the stairwell, according to a University Police report. She said the man complained about her driving and grabbed her name badge, which she pulled back on the lanyard holding it. The nurse said she threatened to call the police and the man left. The second incident was reported Tuesday at about 9:30 a.m.… Read more

Crime brief: Trespasser accused of feeding swine at Ohio State facility

July 9, 2014
Someone might have fed the pigs at Ohio State’s swine center without permission. A male staff member reported criminal trespassing after finding that there were buckets of feed on the ground at the swine facility on Kays Avenue in Dublin. He said an unauthorized person had fed the pigs sometime between the evening of June 29 and the next morning, according to a University Police report. Another employee met with an officer on July 1 at the horse facility, which is also in Dublin. At the same time as the incident with the pigs, a male staff member said there were several gray buckets outside of horse stalls that were… Read more

Crime brief: Disorderly conduct reported outside police station

July 4, 2014
A woman reported disorderly conduct in the parking lot near the University Police station at Blankenship Hall. She said she was talking to her husband while she sat in her car on June 24 when another woman pulled into a spot next to the passenger side of her car. The first woman then reported that the second woman hit her passenger side car mirror when she opened the door to get out of her car, according to a University Police report. The first woman hung up the phone and got out of her car to investigate and take pictures of the damage, which made the second woman agitated. The second… Read more

Ohio State students urged to lock doors in wake of increased summer crime

June 25, 2014
Melissa Brooks, a fourth-year in integrated systems engineering, said she will never leave her off-campus home unlocked again following two break-ins that occurred at her residence within the same week. Although she said she doesn’t normally leave the door to her Chittenden Avenue home unlocked, Brooks said she had no other choice after her roommate’s house key and wallet were stolen during an unrelated incident after a night out a few days before the first break-in. “I was leaving the door unlocked for her, for those two or three days, so that way she could get in,” Brooks said. It turns out, the unlocked door allowed for someone else besides… Read more

Aggravated robbery reported near High Street McDonald’s

June 19, 2014
An aggravated robbery was reported last Friday near Ohio State’s campus. The incident allegedly occurred at about 12:30 a.m. near 17th Avenue and Pearl Street, according to a Columbus Division of Police report. A 19-year-old woman and 20-year-old man were listed as the victims. Related property listed included $500 in cash, an iPhone 5 worth $200, three credit cards and a pair of shoes valued at $170. According to 10TV, the incident took place near the McDonald’s located at 1972 N. High St. The female victim reportedly had the window rolled down in her car when two men approached and cocked a gun at her. The woman told 10TV the… Read more

Rape reported near Ohio State’s campus garners national attention for 911 call

June 18, 2014
A 911 call made by a woman near Ohio State’s campus is receiving national attention after she reported she was raped and was told to “quit crying” by the dispatcher. Although the dispatcher’s handling of the situation was reported on by national outlets such as the Huffington Post and ABC, she was not punished for her handling of the call. The victim, who said on the call she was staying with friends at an off-campus house, called 911 at about 4 a.m. on June 8 after a man broke in and forced her to perform oral sex at gunpoint. He then stole her money and cell phone. The house is… Read more

Crime brief: 4 assaults reported in a week

June 18, 2014
There were four assaults reported within the last week, three of which were at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center or related branches. The first assault occurred June 5 at the Wexner Medical Center Emergency Department, but was reported June 10. A male nurse was kicked in the head and briefly lost consciousness in the assault, according to a University Police report. He was assigned to care for a patient who threatened him and was verbally abusive to the point of disrupting other patients. When the nurse attempted to administer treatment to the patient at the foot of the bed, the patient kicked him in the temple and the nurse… Read more

Robbery reported in front of Apollo’s Greek Kitchen spurs public safety notice

June 14, 2014
A robbery reported on High Street early Saturday morning prompted University Police to issue a public safety notice Saturday afternoon. At 12:37 a.m., a female OSU student was knocked to the ground in front of Apollo’s Greek Kitchen, at 1758 N. High St., by a black female, according to the notice. The victim’s cellphone was taken, and she sustained minor injuries to her face. The suspect was not armed, according to the notice, and is described as having a thin build and wearing a purple shirt. The suspect might have also been with a group of females and one male, according to the notice. The public safety notice notice asked… Read more