Monday, December 29, 2014

Reward Offered for info on Gun Thefts in Newark

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in gun thefts in Newark. The Newark Police Department reports on Nov. 6 suspect(s) stole a .22 caliber semiautomatic rifle from a car parked in the 200 block of Maholm Street. On Nov. 9, suspect(s) entered a detached garage in the first block of S. 35th Street and stole a 20 gauge shotgun. In addition, between Nov. 18-19 suspect(s) stole a .45 caliber pistol from a car parked in the first block on S. 32nd Street.
Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to call 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.