Friday, March 25, 2016

Reward Offered for Info on Abduction Suspect in Newark

Suspect Sketch

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in an abduction in Newark.  The Newark Division of Police reports, on March 24 around 11:30 a.m. a 19-year-old woman was walking along Everett Ave. when she was approached by a man driving a full size Ford truck.  The woman got into the truck and according to police is at home and safe at this time. 

The driver of the truck is described as a white male, slender with gray hair, late 50’s to 60’s.  His complexion is described as being “orange” possibly from recent spray on tanning.   The vehicle is described as a newer, medium gray or silver.  It is very clean and may be a “crew cab,” but definitely has a rear seat.  It has black cloth interior. The windows are tinted, and it had a cap on the back.

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.