Monday, April 11, 2016

Reward Offered for Info on Gun Thefts in Newark

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in gun thefts in Newark.  The Newark Division of Police reports, on Feb. 26 suspect(s) broke into a home in the 400 block of King Ave. and stole a Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum.  On March 3 suspect(s) stole a Ruger Blackhawk and a 12-gauge pump shotgun from a building in the first block of National Drive East.

Anyone with information on these crimes 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.