Saturday, September 1, 2012

Reward Offered for Info on 10 Home Break-Ins

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in 10 home burglaries that occurred in July in northwest Licking County. The Licking County Sheriff's Office reports all of the breaking and enterings are similar due to items taken including: tools such as saws, wrenches, chain saws, and air drills. The incidents occurred throughout the night and early morning hours, and the suspect(s) targeted barns and garages.

Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058, or Det. Jay Cook with the Licking County Sheriff's Office at 740-670-5537. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.

Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers’ Board. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Licking County Crime Stoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Newark, OH 43058-0304.