Thursday, January 24, 2013

Reward Offered for Info on Theft at Central Ohio Landscape

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a theft at a Newark business. The Newark Police Department reports between Jan. 5-7, suspect(s) entered the parking lot at Central Ohio Landscape, at 55 Sandalwood Dr., and stole a Ferris zero turn mower (valued at $10,000), an enclosed utility trailer (valued at $3,000) and other tools.

A neighboring business' outdoor security camera videotaped a dark colored SUV entering the parking lot on Jan. 6, and leaving with the trailer attached to the SUV.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. 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.