Thursday, August 16, 2018

Reward Offered for Info Leading to Arrest in Assault on Newark Bike Path

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 July 4, at around 11:30 p.m., a teenage boy was walking over the bridge on the bike bath near North 21st Street when he was approached by a black male and a white male, who assaulted him and attempted to take his book bag.  The suspects were dressed in all black clothing and wearing masks. The suspects were said to be between 5’7 and 5’11. One weighed between 130 and 150 pounds.  The other was said to have a “stocky” build.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888. 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.