Public Safety Notice - Columbus
Dear Ohio State Community Member:
You are receiving this notice because a crime has occurred that is considered to be of a concern and/or a continuing threat to the campus community.
The purpose of this message is to heighten your safety awareness by providing community members with information necessary to take appropriate precautions, enable you to take actions to help increase your safety, and to aid in the prevention of similar crimes.
This notice does not mean there has been an increase in crime or that any specific crime pattern exists.
This Public Safety Notice is being issued because of recurring home invasion robberies in the university district. On 9/11/13 Columbus Police responded to 102 W Maynard Ave on a home invasion robbery. At approximately 11:30 a.m. a female OSU Student awoke to two suspects pointing guns at her. They bound her hands and put her in the basement. The suspects gained entry through a side window. Suspects are described as: Latino male, 25-30 yrs old, 6’0” to 6’2”, 220 lbs Black male, 6’1” 195, wearing a gray Michigan sweatshirt and a mask On 8/19/13, at approximately 9:58 am Columbus Police responded to a caller who advised he and his roommate were victims of a home invasion robbery at 35 W. Oakland Ave. The male OSU Students responded to a knock on the door and were confronted by two suspects who forced their way into the residence at knifepoint. Suspects were described as: White Male, 20-25 yrs old, 6’-6’1, 150 lbs., clean shaven, short blond hair, wearing an OSU red hoodie Black Male, 20-25, 6’-6’1, 150 lbs, dark clothing All members of the university community are reminded to be vigilant about securing their homes, and should always lock all doors and windows and immediately report any suspicious activity to police using the contact information provided below.
Anyone with information concerning this crime should contact either the University Police, 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police, 614-645-4545. You may also report information anonymously to the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS or the University Crime Stoppers Tips line at 614-247-TIPS.
For information about safety on Ohio State's campus visit the following links:
- The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety http://dps.osu.edu
- Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State https://ttm.osu.edu/ride-smart
- Safety Tips http://dps.osu.edu/safety-tips
- Police Division Daily Crime Log http://dps.osu.edu/daily-crime-log
- Public Safety Notices http://dps.osu.edu/psn
For information about crime off campus, review the Columbus Police website at https://www.columbus.gov/police. Helpful links are listed as: Crime Information, Crime Prevention, Offense Reports, and Media Releases.
This Public Safety Notice is issued in compliance with the "Timely Warning" provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. 34 CFR 668.46(e)