Monday, January 30, 2012

Up to a $1,000 Reward Offered for Info on Break-Ins

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in three recent break-ins at fraternal organizations in Newark.

The Newark Police Department reports:

  • Overnight on Jan. 24, someone broke into the American Legion Post, located at 85 S. 6th St., and stole cash.
  • Overnight on Jan. 16, someone broke into the Elks Lodge, located at 73 N. 3rd St., and stole cash.
  • Overnight on Jan. 5, someone broke into the Heath Eagles, located at 1007 Hollander St., and stole cash.

Anyone with information on these crimes 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.