Monday, February 7, 2011

Up to $1,000 Reward on Pataskala Home Burglary

Person of Interest in Pataskala home burglary. Photo was taken by surveilance camera at Speedway on Brice Rd.
Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a home burglary in Pataskala. The Licking County Sheriff’s Office reports on Jan. 18, someone broke into a home in the 6700 block of Wesleyan Church Rd., and stole several items including: guns, computers, jewelry, autographed sports memorabilia, and a bank debit card that was used at a Speedway store on Brice Rd. where a picture of a person of interest was taken by the store’s surveillance camera. The person of interest is described as a white male, with a beard, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt, toboggan, and blue jeans. The person of interest at Speedway was driving an older gold car with gray paint.

Items stolen from the home include: one Remington pump 12 gauge shotgun, one Ruger bolt action .22 caliber rifle, one semi-automatic rifle, one compound bow, two necklaces with diamond pendants, one HP laptop computer, one Dell laptop computer, electronics, collectible coins, Ohio State autographed sports memorabilia, a wallet containing a debit card, and other items.

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.