Sunday, October 24, 2010

Up to $1,000 Reward on Tools Theft

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone that has information leading to an arrest involving thousands of dollars worth of tools and supplies being stolen from a Newark worksite. The Newark Division of Police reports between Sept. 2-7, someone broke into a tool trailer belonging to Deer Creek Excavating, of Bellville, that was parked at a worksite at O’Bannon Ave. and McKinley Ave.  Items stolen include: an air compressor, saws, rolls of copper wire, and other construction tools.

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.