Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Reward Offered for Break-Ins in West Newark Neighborhood

Licking County Crime Stoppers is encouraging homeowners to keep their valuables secure, and all doors and windows locked on their homes, garages, vehicles, and sheds.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in recent home burglaries and break-ins in a neighborhood by Moundbuilders Country Club in west Newark.

The Newark Division of Police reports the following crimes were reported overnight on Aug. 27 while the home owners were sleeping:
  • Suspect(s) entered a home in the 1100 block of West Main Street, and stole alcohol and miscellaneous items from the home.
  • Suspect(s) entered a home's attached garage on Moundview Ave. and stole a woman's bike.
  • Suspect(s) entered a home's attached garage on Parkview Dr. and stole a boy's bike. The suspect(s) later discarded the bike in a neighbors yard, and it was recovered by the owner the next day.
  • Suspect(s) entered a home's detached garage on N. 33rd St. and stole a man's mountain bike. The suspect(s) also went through both cars in the garage and attempted to steal a girl's bike and girl's purse, but left both behind in the yard.
  • 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.