Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Reward Offered for Info on Verizon Break-In

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a business break-in in Pataskala. The Licking County Sheriff's Office reports around 2 a.m. on Aug. 21, a suspect broke into the Verizon Wireless store at 9311 Columbia Rd. Store surveillance video shows the suspect is described as male, approximately 6'-2” tall with a larger build, and wearing dark sweatpants with a white stripe on the legs, a dark hoodie that was covering his face, white shoes, and gloves.

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.