Friday, August 12, 2011

Up to a $1,000 Reward Offered for Info on Mosquito Truck Shooting

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a shooting in a north Newark neighborhood. The Newark Police Department reports around 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, someone fired multiple gunshots at a truck that was spraying for mosquitoes on Cherry St. between Maple Ave. and Hollander St. The driver escaped serious injury even though the driver's side door was hit by a shot.

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.