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Summer crime news: 2 public safety notices and 2 fires reported

August 28, 2014
It’s easy to get lost in numbers. There were about 310 reports of theft this summer on Ohio State’s campus, 15 reports of assault and four reports of robbery. But what does that mean? It means that in the span of this summer — from April 30 through Tuesday — there were about 2½ thefts every day. It means 15 people told police that they were violated in some way — and many of those reports came from the Wexner Medical Center. And it means that two public safety notices were sent over the course of the summer because there were crimes that were considered to be of a “concern… Read more

Crime brief: 5 underage offenses reported in 1 week

August 28, 2014
Classes are back in session and students have moved back on campus, but it hasn’t been a happy homecoming for everyone. There were five reports of offenses involving underage persons reported between Aug. 19 and Wednesday afternoon. “Offenses involving underage persons” refers to people under 21 years old buying or consuming alcohol. There were also two assaults reported this week and three reports of disorderly conduct on campus. In one incident, a male student reported an assault at Lincoln Tower on Friday shortly after 8 p.m. He said he poured water in his roommate’s ear while his roommate was sleeping. The sleeping roommate awoke and became angry before punching and… Read more

Crime brief: Criminal mischief reported at Ohio State construction site

August 19, 2014
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… 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

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

Crime brief: Fire reported at Scott Laboratory

June 11, 2014
When officials responded to an activated fire alarm, they found an evacuated building and a hallway full of smoke. Officers and firefighters arrived at Scott Laboratory on Saturday afternoon and a student told them he had been working on a project involving a vehicle engine. The engine had sparked and ignited nearby plywood, according to a University Police report. The Columbus Fire Department determined that the damage was contained to the charred plywood, according to the report. A 22-year-old man was arrested for driving while under the influence and possessing drug paraphernalia on College Road and 18th Avenue Friday at about 1 a.m. He was suspected to be under the… Read more

Crime brief: Breaking and entering reported at Ohio State building

June 4, 2014
A man not affiliated with Ohio State reported breaking and entering at the USDA Storage Building on West Case Road. The incident reportedly occurred sometime between May 22 and May 27 and was reported May 27. Stolen property included a copper “heat exchanger” and “metal and copper filings,” valued at $280 total, according to a University Police report. A male staff member reported criminal trespassing at Taylor Tower Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. An 18-year-old man was arrested in the incident. On Friday at about 2 a.m., a male staff member reported offenses involving underage persons at Smith-Steeb Hall. There were four reports of criminal damaging between May 27 and… Read more

Crime brief: Disorderly conduct, assault, and concealed weapon reported at Wexner Medical Center

May 28, 2014
A nurse reported disorderly conduct after she refused to let a “high risk” patient leave the floor. The incident occurred Saturday at about 7:30 a.m. at Doan Hall, part of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center located at 410 W. 10th Ave. The patient was not supposed to leave the floor because of his medical condition and treatment, according to a University Police report. The patient kept leaving anyway and the nurse tried to convince him to stay close because of the severity of his medical condition. A woman identified as the patient’s wife began yelling at the nurse and accused her of having bad patient care and being insensitive.… Read more