Neighborhood Safety Notice – November 12, 2021

We are sharing the below information on behalf of the Columbus Division of Police for a crime that occurred in the off-campus area.

On 11/12/2021, at approximately 12:30 a.m., officers on patrol were flagged down by three people near N. Pearl Street and 13th Avenue – two of which were Ohio State students. The third member of the group, who is not an Ohio State student, said that she was walking with her friends along Chittenden Ave. when an unknown male approached and pointed what looked like a pellet gun due to the orange tip. The victim reported that the suspect demanded that they give him everything they had. Property was taken, but immediately recovered back by the victim, and then the suspect then fled the area. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-4545.

Please remember, every situation is different, but your personal safety is more important than your property. Crimes are never the fault of a victim. The Ohio State University Police Division encourages everyone to lock doors and windows. When possible, please walk with friends or coworkers and always be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. If you see something, say something: report suspicious behavior by calling police.

Additional safety resources are available at: Wellness resources are also available. Students in need of assistance are encouraged to use:

Students can access a variety of other resources according to interest and need. CCS also provides guidance for ways faculty and staff can support students. Faculty and staff are encouraged to use the Employee Assistance Program or Your Plan For Health.

The Ohio State University Police Division carefully considers information contained in safety notices. All decisions are handled on a case-by-case basis with the safety of our campus community in mind. Law enforcement officers and dispatchers are trained to interview witnesses in an effort to obtain as much information as possible, such as build, hair style, hair color, facial hair, skin tone, eye color, tattoos or identifying marks, teeth, clothing, shoes, etc. OSUPD may limit the use of race, or other descriptors, unless accompanied by a detailed description of the suspect. In an effort to share information in a timely manner, details may be limited and are based on information known or reported at the time.