Sunday, July 12, 2015

Reward Offered for Info on Vandalism at Churches

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in acts of vandalism in Newark.  The Newark Division of Police reports, between June 27 and July 5 vandals spray painted multiple vehicles, and satanic signs/symbols and obscenities on signs at New Hope Lutheran Church on Sharon Valley Road and First Baptist Church of Newark on Granville Road.  New Hope and First Baptist are offering an additional $200 for anyone with information leading to an arrest.
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.