Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Reward Offered for Info on Fatal Hit-Skip in Pataskala

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a fatal hit-skip in Licking County.  The Licking County Sheriff’s Office reports, during the early morning hours of Thursday, April 27, Shawn Trimmer, of Pataskala was walking eastbound on US 40 when detectives believe has was struck by a vehicle also traveling eastbound.  The suspect's vehicle is believed to be a 1994-1997 Maroon Honda Accord. The vehicle could be any of the Accord models (EX,LX or DX), and it also could be a 2 OR 4 door model. The vehicle sustained significant front end damage.

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.