Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Crime Stoppers Annual Report

Since its inception in 1994, Licking County Crime Stoppers has worked with local law enforcement agencies to help keep criminals off the streets. Since 2000, Licking County Crime Stoppers has paid out a total of $48,050 in rewards to individuals who have (provided) police with information in (over 150) unsolved crimes and the whereabouts of Crime Stoppers Most Wanted suspects.

In 2018, Licking County Crime Stoppers paid out $2,850 on 16 reward payouts including:
  • A Crime Stoppers tip helped police in the convictions of Tyler Ocasio, Dustin Lehoe, and Dylan Warren in the 2018 homicide of David Earl Barcus at a Cherry St. home in Newark. 
·         A Crime Stoppers tip helped police solve a 2017 PNC bank robbery in downtown Newark.

In recent years, Licking County Crime Stoppers has paid rewards for solving crimes including: shootings, armed robberies, abductions, kidnappings, robberies at convenience stores, drug crimes, thefts, and break-ins including:

·         A Crime Stoppers tip helped police in the conviction of Iradell “Ike” Crumpton in the 2005 triple homicide of Misty Butts, John Boyce, and James Nelms at a home at 416 E. Main St. in Newark.
·         A Crime Stoppers tip helped police solve a 2010 Park National Bank robbery in Newark.
·         A Crime Stoppers tip helped police find the gun used in the 2007 murder of Raymond Dickerson in Newark that helped in the conviction of Megan Arensberg and Ashley Baker.
·         A Crime Stoppers tip helped police in the conviction of two men in the 1999 murder of Sammy Stallworth on Mill St. in Newark.

Newark Police Detective Steve Vanoy, who serves as a liaison between Licking County Crime Stoppers and the Newark Police Department, said, “Crime Stoppers has been an invaluable tool to Licking County law enforcement. Crime Stoppers is a prime example of how citizens and police can work together to fight crime. We encourage people to call police if they have information that we should be aware of.”

In Sept 2006, Licking County Crime Stoppers created the Most Wanted program which has a high success rate, with law enforcement agencies making arrests from Crime Stoppers press releases asking the public to notify police of the whereabouts of certain suspects for monetary rewards. 

Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any serious crime. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time. If you have information on any other serious crimes, please call Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888. Licking County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization created in 1994, to help solve a kidnapping and assault of a five-year-old girl. 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. Licking County Crime Stoppers posts information, it receives from law enforcement agencies and makes no representation regarding the accuracy of the information. Licking County Crime Stoppers is not responsible for any error or omission relating to this information. The posting of this information is in fulfillment of the purposes of the non-profit organization to help solve crimes in Licking County.