Monday, August 1, 2011

Up to $1,000 Reward for Information on Car Theft with Child in Car

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a car theft while a small child was in the car. The Newark Police Department reports on July 23, a 2003 gold Chevy Malibu was stolen on Robbins Drive.  Inside of the vehicle at the time it was stolen, was a three year-old boy.  His parents were unloading groceries, and when they walked back outside, their vehicle along with the child were gone.  Shortly thereafter, the vehicle and the child (unharmed and asleep) were located in the parking lot at the Cedar Grill on N. Cedar Street. 

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.