Thursday, December 9, 2010

Up to $1,000 Reward for info on West End Burglaries

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in at least four burglaries and break-ins in Newark’s west end. The Newark Division of Police reports the suspect enters the homes in the middle of night through an unlocked door and/or cutting a screen to gain entry through a window. There have also been several break-ins to vehicles and garages in the areas of N. 40th St., W. Main St., Greer Dr., S. Terrace Ave., and the Young Ave. areas. The burglaries and break-ins started during the first part of Sept. 2010.

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.