Monday, October 4, 2010

$1,000 Reward Offered on Hit and Run

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone that has information leading to an arrest in a hit and run crime that injured a boy in Heath. The Heath Police Department reports around 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 26, a boy on a bicycle was hit by a pickup truck at the intersection of Putnam and Custer.

The boy suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at Licking Memorial Hospital. The driver of the truck reportedly asked the boy if he was okay and then left the scene. The driver is described as a white male in his 30’s with dark hair and clean shaven. The truck is described as a small black fleet side pickup with thin pinstripes down the side.

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.