Thursday, August 22, 2013

Reward Offered for Info on Arson at 285 Manning St. Warehouse in Newark

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in an arson at a Newark warehouse. The Newark Division of Police reports in the early morning hours of July 19, suspect(s) broke into Newark businessman, Craig Young's, warehouse at 285 Manning St., ransacked the office, and then set fire to the storage building.

Craig Young, is also offering an additional $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for setting the building on fire and causing other damage. The Ohio Blue Ribbon Arson Committee is also offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the fire.

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.