Monday, August 20, 2012

Reward Offered for Thefts of Diesel Fuel in St. Louisville

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to large amounts of diesel fuel being stolen from businesses in St. Louisville. The Licking County Sheriff's Office reports:

  • On Aug. 10, between 11 p.m. and midnight, suspects stole a large amount of diesel fuel from fuel tanks at Kokosing Materials and Olen Corporation, both located at 9134 Mt. Vernon Rd. Photos from a security camera show two suspects stealing the fuel and driving a truck that looked like a Chevy truck, dark in color, with chrome across the tailgate.

  • On Aug. 1, between midnight and seven in the morning, suspect(s) stole hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel from a fuel tank at Shelly Materials at 6824 Mt. Vernon Rd.

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.