Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Up to $1,000 Reward on Business Break-In

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a break-in at a jewelry store in Heath. The Heath Police Department reports on Sept. 28 around 8:30 p.m., someone rammed a vehicle into the front of Haynes Jewelry, located at 409 S. 22nd St., breaking store windows and damaging the door frame. Nothing was taken from the business.

A witness described the vehicle as an early 1990’s model red pick-up truck, possibly a Chevy, with white fence stakes on the sides of the truck bed. The witness said the vehicle left the parking lot shortly after the incident occurred.

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.