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Crime Brief: Pickup basketball game spurs assault report at Ohio State’s RPAC

Three men were reported for assault after they got in a fight during a two-on-two basketball game at the RPAC Sunday at about 5:30 p.m.

Two of the men got into a verbal argument over whether a foul had occurred, which escalated into a physical fight involving the third man and left “several significant blood stain areas,” on the gym floor, according to a University Police report.

A crowd of bystanders was eventually able to stop the fight and police were notified, the report said.

One of the men sustained a one-inch-long cut between his eyebrows and his front tooth was broken in half, and he had several small cuts on both hands. The individual was transported to the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center to receive stitches for the cut on his face.

Another man had significant bruising and swelling on his face, in addition to small cuts on his ear, elbow and both of his hands.

Police discovered only one of the individuals was an Ohio State student, while the other two had both used another student’s BuckID to gain entry into the RPAC.

Officers were unable to determine a primary aggressor in the incident and both individuals received similar injuries, so no charges were immediately pressed and the involved individuals were referred to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office if they wished to pursue charges, according to a University Police report.

There were 15 total thefts reported on OSU’s campus this week from Feb. 5 to Wednesday.

In one incident, a 27-year-old man was arrested for stealing a carton of 2 percent milk, valued at $1.25, from the Ohio Union Tuesday at about 12:30 p.m.

In other incidents this week, two individuals were arrested for drug- or alcohol-related matters.

A 46-year-old man not affiliated with OSU was arrested for having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol at the Ohio Union North Parking Garage Saturday at 1:20 a.m.

A 22-year-old male not affiliated with OSU was arrested for possession of drugs near the intersection of Woody Hayes Drive and Coffey Road Feb. 4 just after midnight. He was also cited for not having a valid driver’s license and having improper headlights.


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