Monday, June 6, 2011

Up to a $1,000 Reward Offered for Info on Vandalism

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a series of crimes of vandalism taking place in a neighborhood in Newark’s east end.

The Newark Division of Police reports during nighttime hours of May 25-27, suspects used a BB gun to shoot out windows of more than nine vehicles parked on N. Buena Vista St., Everett Ave., Oakwood Ave., Dewey Ave., and Allston Ave.

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.