Friday, August 11, 2017

Reward Offered for Assault on Elderly Woman in Newark

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in an assault in Newark.  The Newark Division of Police reports, on May 4 a white male knocked on a door at a home on the 500 block of Ridge Ave.  When the elderly female homeowner opened the door, the man struck her in the head multiple times with what was described as round, shiny pipe.  The suspect was dressed in all black with a dark mask on his face.

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.