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Even during Winter Break, thefts continue on campus


There were approximately 35 thefts on campus during winter break.

A female Ohio State employee reported theft from her office in Denney Hall on Dec. 19. According to the police report, the case is still under investigation.

A male student reported a theft from inside the Younkin Success Center on Dec. 21. The case was closed.

A female staff member reported theft from the Hawthorne property at the OSU University Hospital East on Dec. 21. The case was closed.

A theft in the Ohio Union was reported on Dec. 8 by a female non-affiliate of OSU. The investigation is still pending, according to the police report.

Drug Paraphernalia

There were approximately eight cases involving possession of drugs during winter break.

A male student was arrested for drug possession, trafficking and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, on Jan. 1 at 2:22 a.m. Three other non-affiliates of OSU were arrested for drug paraphernalia in the same report, at 12th Avenue and College Road.

A 51-year-old female non-affiliate of OSU was arrested for possession of drugs on Dec. 2 at the OSU East Medical Center.

Breaking and entering

A male student reported a breaking and entering at Hayes Hall on Dec. 9.

A male staff member reported another breaking and entering at MacQuigg Laboratory on Dec. 14.

An attempted breaking and entering was reported by a male staff member at Atwell Hall on Dec. 28. All cases were closed, according to police reports.

Timely Warning, armed robbery

The OSU Police Department issued a Timely Warning Dec. 14 concerning an armed robbery that occurred the night before at Donatos Pizza, located at 2084 N. High Street. The suspect was seen carrying a handgun in his waistband and fled northbound from the area, according to the police report. Columbus police are still investigating the robbery.

Tom Santor, director of marketing for Donatos Pizza, said the most important thing is that no customers or workers were hurt.

“Our No. 1 priority when something like this happens is the safety and security of our employees,” Santor said. “We are pleased that nobody was hurt.”

Santor said the company is limited to comment.

“Since the investigation is still ongoing, we really can’t say much more,” he said.

The Timely Warning was the sixth in as many weeks for armed robberies near OSU’s campus.

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