Monday, April 8, 2013

Reward Offered for Information to Locate Hansen, Smith, and Hansen Child


Amanda Hansen

Matthew Smith

Laura Hansen
Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to authorities locating a mother, her boyfriend, and her child. The Newark Police Department is attempting to locate 24-year-old, Amanda M. Hansen, and her 27-year-old boyfriend, Matthew B. Smith. Hansen currently has a probation holder warrant out of Licking County Municipal Court, and Smith also has an active arrest warrant for failure to appear for an arraignment on the charge of Domestic Violence. Also believed to be in their presence is Amanda’s five year-old daughter, Laura Hansen.
As recent as last week, these subjects resided at a Weston Rd. apartment in Newark. Amanda is a white female, with brown hair and brown eyes, approximately 5-2 tall and weighing about 115 pounds. Matthew is a white male with black hair and brown eyes, weighing approximately 200 pounds and 5-9 in height. Laura has red hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 40 pounds, and about 3-6 tall.

Matthew and Amanda were last reported seen in Heath near the Heathwood Village Apartments. They are also known to frequent area motels in and around Newark and Heath. Authorities not only want to locate Hansen and Smith, but also want to check on the welfare of Laura.

If you know the whereabouts of any of these individuals, or have any relevant information please contact Newark Police Det. Steve Vanoy at 740-670-7928, The Newark Police Department Communications Center at 740-670-7201, or Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system on the Crime Stoppers hotline 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.
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