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.


Public Safety Notice For: 
Campus Area, Off Campus, Residence Halls
Date: 
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Alert Code: 
2014-11
The following crime occurred in the campus area

On 12/20/14, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a robbery occurred outside the north entrance of Ramseyer Hall, located at 29 W. Woodruff Ave. A male Ohio State student was approached by three suspects who threatened him and demanded he turn over his cell phone. The student gave one of the male suspects his cell phone and the three perpetrators fled the area on foot. The suspects are described as two black males and one black female wearing winter hats and dark clothing. No weapons were reported to be involved. The investigation is open and ongoing.

As always, you can increase your overall safety by being cautious and looking out for one another; being aware of your surroundings and looking assertive; walking with a trusted friend or co-worker, when possible; if a situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative; utilizing campus transportation and safety resources.


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:

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)