Sunday, June 12, 2011

Up to a $1,000 Reward Offered for Info on Thefts from Vehicles

Theft Suspects entering Walmart
Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in thefts in Heath. The Heath Police Department reports overnight on June 8, suspects stole items out of two parked vehicles in the 1200 block of Nadine Dr. Stolen items include: a purse with an Ohio Direction card and cash, plus a wallet with a Kirkersville Police Department badge and cash.

Soon after the thefts occurred, the suspects went to Walmart and used the Ohio Direction card and cash to purchase items. A store surveillance camera took a picture of the suspects, a white man and a black woman, as they entered the store with an infant child. They were in a car that appeared to be silver in color.

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.