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, Academic Area, Residence Halls
Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2015
Alert Code: 
2015-03
The following crime occurred in the campus area

On 8/16/15, at approximately 7:20 p.m., a female non-affiliate reported that she was physically assaulted and robbed in the area of W. 11th Avenue and College Road. The suspect, who was known to the victim, hit her, stole her purse and fled southbound on foot. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-40s standing 6 feet 2 inches and 190 lbs. He was wearing a green shirt, jeans and black baseball cap and was seen carrying a black backpack. A search for the suspect is continuing by OSU Police and an arrest warrant is being sought.


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)