Monday, April 30, 2012

Up to $1,000 Reward on Theft at Church

Suspect at a Meijer store in Columbus. 

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a theft at a church in Jacksontown. The Licking County Sheriff's Office reports that on March 20, someone broke into a vehicle at Jacksontown United Methodist Church, located at 9350 Jacksontown Rd., and stole a purse and bag out of the vehicle. The purse contained personal items including credit cards, and the bag contained items belonging to the church including checkbooks.

The Sheriff's Office reports one of the stolen credit cards was used at multiple Columbus area stores. The suspect seen on store surveillance video using the card is described as a white woman with short dark hair and traveling in a white utility van.

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.