Friday, April 26, 2013

Reward Offered for Info on Assaults on Homeless Man in Newark

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in two assaults on a homeless man in Newark. The Newark Division of Police reports around 9 p.m. on the nights of April 8 and April 16, two suspects physically assaulted a 47-year-old man living under the Route 16 overpass near the intersection of N. First St. and E. Locust St. On the second assault, the suspects severely beat the victim.

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.