Tag: crime


Ohio State report: Sexual assaults reported on campus increased in 2013

September 30, 2014
The number of forcible sexual offenses on Ohio State’s campus that didn’t occur in residence halls doubled in 2013 from 2012, according to OSU’s 2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports, released Tuesday. That number went to 14 in 2013 from seven in 2012, according to the report. There were nine reported in 2011. University Police Chief Paul Denton said of those 2013 offenses, six reportedly occurred at the OSU Wexner Medical Center; two at Mirror Lake; one at Ohio Stadium; one at Thompson Library; one at Curl Drive and Peasley Street; and one at College Road and 12th Avenue. Denton said these offenses didn’t necessarily take place in the… Read more

3 sexual assaults reported; 2 public safety notices issued

September 28, 2014
  After three reported sexual assaults promoted two public safety notices over the weekend, some students living in a South Campus residence hall where one of the incidents occurred said they still feel safe. The most recent notice was issued after two sexual assaults were reported off-campus in separate incidents. A female student reported being assaulted to Ohio State Police on Sunday. She said she had been sexually assaulted around East 12th Avenue and North Pearl Street on Saturday night at about 10 p.m. She described the suspects as two white men, ages 18-20, standing at about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 200-250 pounds, according to the… Read more

Columbus police: Unusual crimes reported on gameday

September 28, 2014
For many law enforcement officers, gameday isn’t marked in yards or touchdowns, or wins or losses — it’s marked by crime. And for Columbus Division of Police, crime on this past gameday was most unusual. Columbus Police Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan said Saturday was unusual not because of a spike in crime, but rather, because of the types of crimes police saw. One of those crimes was so out of the ordinary that it’s since gone viral. Lantern TV video captured at Saturday’s game against Cincinnati shows OSU student Anthony Wunder getting tackled by assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel after he ran onto the field in the middle… Read more

2 reported sexual assaults off-campus spur public safety notice

September 28, 2014
A public safety notice has been issued after two sexual assaults were reported off campus in separate incidents. The notice is the fourth issued this year for a sexual assault-related incident. The female student who was allegedly assaulted reported the incident to University Police on Sunday. She said she had been sexually assaulted around East 12th Avenue and North Pearl Street on Saturday night at about 10 p.m. She described the suspects as two white men, ages 18-20, standing at about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 200-250 pounds, according to the notice. She also said they were wearing dark shorts and tennis shoes. In a separate incident,… Read more

Reported rape in South Campus residence hall prompts public safety notice

September 27, 2014
A rape reported in an on-campus residence hall early Saturday morning prompted a public safety notice. It’s the third time this year that an alleged rape on campus has led to a campus-wide alert. A female Ohio State student reported the incident to University Police at about 10:20 a.m. Saturday, saying the rape had occurred between 4 and 4:30 a.m. that morning, according to the notice. The suspect — who is described as a 22-to-23-year-old white male standing 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds — was invited into the dorm after meeting the woman earlier that evening, the notice said. The suspect was also described as wearing… Read more

Man robbed at knife point in broad daylight

September 27, 2014
A man was robbed at knife point in broad daylight near North High Street and Chittenden Avenue Friday afternoon, according to a Columbus Division of Police web report. The 18-year-old victim told police that as he was walking, the robber came up from behind him and displayed a knife before demanding his property, the report states. The robber then told the victim to get on a bus and leave the area, so the victim did. When the victim got off the bus, he called the police. The report states the suspect left in the opposite direction of the victim, heading southbound on North High Street. The suspect got away with… Read more

Crime brief: Man’s suspicious actions draw attention

September 26, 2014
A University Police officer reported that a man obstructed official business after the officer thought he was acting suspiciously. The man was walking on Woodruff Avenue, away from Ramseyer Hall, and turned onto High Street at about 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 19. He was carrying a backpack that appeared “nearly full,” which the officer thought was suspicious because he was an older man and the officer noticed that he didn’t normally see older men walking around with backpacks, according to a University Police report. He decided to follow the man because there had been an increase in thefts at Arps Parking Garage, near where the man was walking. The man… Read more

Columbus Police: Off-campus sees ‘stunning increase’ in burglaries

September 22, 2014
A spike in off-campus area burglaries has one Columbus Division of Police official warning students to lock their doors and windows.   Last week, two burglaries were reported that each took place at about noon when the residents were home. And those two reports are representative of a larger trend — there have been 47 burglaries  in the off-campus area since July 24, Columbus Police Deputy Chief Thomas Quinlan said. He said the numbers are “a stunning increase from last year.” “Of those 47, almost all were unlocked doors or windows and (the burglars) let themselves in,” he said. The burglaries were recorded in the area between North High and 4th… Read more

Charlie Bear: Land of Dance denied liquor permit renewal

September 19, 2014
  Charlie Bear: Land of Dance is now a land of desolation, as the dance club has been denied renewal of its liquor permit. The bar, located at 2885 Olentangy River Road, was notified of the denial by the Ohio Division of Liquor Control earlier this month following a wave of violent crimes inside and outside the club in recent years. Some offenses included assault, fights, rape, public intoxication, drug use and public urination from a balcony. A man was shot and killed by police outside the bar last December after the man shot at another man following an argument inside the club. Calls to Gary Jones, who is representing… Read more

Crime brief: Police confiscate handgun from intoxicated man

September 18, 2014
Police confiscated a handgun from a man not affiliated with the university after an Ohio State football game on Saturday. Officers first noticed the man at about 7 p.m. when he was carrying a traffic cone through the Neil Avenue Parking Garage, according to a police report. They saw him carry the cone onto an elevator and later, when they saw him riding in the passenger seat of a car that was on its way to the garage exit, they asked the driver to stop. The man said he picked the cone up near Ohio Stadium, and the officers asked him where he had put it after carrying it onto… Read more