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Columbus State is responsible for reporting to campus significant criminal incidents on or near campus that may pose a continuing threat to campus safety and security, in accordance to the federal Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

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Crime Alert

Date of Incident: March 5, 2015

Time: 9:28 a.m.

Description: Sexual Imposition (forcible fondling)

Location: COTA Bus Stop, Cleveland Avenue at Mt. Vernon Avenue

Details: The Columbus Police Department is investigating a sexual imposition that occurred at the COTA bus stop in the City of Columbus on Cleveland Avenue at Mt. Vernon Avenue. On 3/5/15 at 9:28 a.m. a female waiting for the bus was inappropriately touched by an African-American male.  After the incident the suspect left the scene in an unknown direction.  If you have any information please call the Columbus Police Department at (614) 645-4545.

Suspect: African-American male, medium complexion, mid-twenties in age, approximately 5’9” tall, carrying a backpack. No further description available.

Open or Closed Case: Open

Crime Tip: Be alert of your surroundings, and travel/study in pairs.  Alert law enforcement or campus personnel to suspicious and criminal activity.



Date of Incident: January 14, 2015

Time: 5:14 p.m.

Description: Sexual Imposition (forcible fondling) 

Location: Columbus Campus - Columbus Hall (Library) 3rd floor Quiet Room

Details:  On 1/14/15 at 5:14 p.m. a female studying on the 3rd floor of Columbus Hall (library) in a Quiet Room was inappropriately touched on the buttocks by an African American male.  After the incident the male immediately left campus walking south on Jefferson Avenue towards Spring Street.  Anyone with information please call the Columbus State Police Department at (614) 287-2525.

Suspect: Lonnie B. Sturdivant, African American male, 40-50 years of age, approximately 5'7"- 5'10" tall, heavy set, wearing brown colored pants, white shoes, black coat, and a dark colored knit cap.

On 1-29-2015 an arrest warrant was issued for Mr. Sturdivant through the Franklin County Municipal Court for sexual imposition.

On 2-6-2015 Columbus Police Department took Mr. Sturdivant into custody. Bond has been set at $100,054.00.

Open or Closed Case : Open  

Crime Tip: Be alert of your surroundings, and travel/study in pairs.  Alert law enforcement or campus personnel to suspicious and criminal activity.


Date of Incident: April 10, 2014

Time: 10:48 a.m.

Description: Vehicle Theft

Location: CSCC Columbus Campus

Details: Red 1990 Plymouth Sundance Ohio license plate FUL2237 stolen from a Columbus Campus parking lot at approximately 10:48 a.m.

Suspect: Unknown

Open or Closed Case: UPDATE - Vehicle has been recovered and returned to owner.

Crime Tip: Remove keys from your ignition, lock all doors and take the keys with you.  Store your valuables in the trunk of the car, out of sight.


Anyone with information concerning this subject should contact the Columbus State Police at 614-287-2525, Ohio State University Police at 614-292-2121 or Columbus Police at 645-4545. Information can also be reported anonymously to the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 461-TIPS.

Crime Tip! Be alert and aware of your surroundings. Travel in pairs whenever possible.