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Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert City Police Department solve this investigation. The Van Wert Police Department is investigating a criminal report and wants to speak to the male pictured. The surveillance photo was taken at Pak A Sak in Van Wert. If you know this male, contact Crime Stoppers of Van Wert County at 419.238.STOP (7867) or Van Wert Police Department at 419.238.2462. You will not have to give your name or reveal your identity. If your information helps to solve this case, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to $1000. Crime Stoppers also pays cash rewards for information about other felony crimes or wanted fugitives not reported on the Crime of the Week. Photos submitted  

POSTED: 01/11/24 at 7:28 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

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Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information if it will help the Van Wert City Police Department solve this investigation.

At 7 a.m. Thursday, December 14, this unidentified male was involved in the theft of merchandise from the Van Wert Walmart store.

The Van Wert Police Department would like to speak to the male in the picture. If you know him, contact Crime Stoppers of Van Wert County at 419.238.STOP (7867). You will not have to give your name or reveal your identity.

If your information helps to solve this case, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to $1000.

Crime Stoppers also pays cash rewards for information about other felony crimes or wanted fugitives not reported on the Crime of the Week.

Remember, Crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does.

POSTED: 12/15/23 at 1:36 pm. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

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Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve this crime, which occurred in the city last month.

On July 1, the victim went to the ATM at Van Wert Savings Bank on S. Shannon St. and mistakenly left her debit card in the machine. Approximately 15 minutes later, a dark-colored small-sized Chevrolet pickup truck pulled up to the ATM. The male driver took the debit card from the machine and used it to make purchases at other locations.

Law enforcement officers are looking for information on this truck and/or the driver.

Law enforcement officers are trying to identify the male driving the truck or the owner of the truck, which has a toolbox and a small rack above the toolbox.

Anyone with information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 419.238.STOP (7867). You will not have to give your name or reveal your identity. If the information helps to solve the case, Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Crime Stoppers also pays cash rewards for information on other felony crimes or wanted fugitives not reported on the Crime of the Week.

POSTED: 08/28/23 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

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The Delphos Police Department is investigating vandalism to the West Side Cemetery that was reported on Saturday, August 5. Police believe the damage occurred late Friday night, August 4, into Saturday morning. Numerous head stones and grave markers were toppled or broken.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Delphos Police Department at 419.692.4015, message the Delphos Police Department’s Facebook Page or contact Crime Stoppers at 419.238.STOP (7867). You will not have to give your name or reveal your identity and all information will remain confidential. If your information helps to solve this case, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward up to $1,000.

POSTED: 08/19/23 at 1:19 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

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Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve this investigation.

On Thursday, July 6, 2023, the unidentified female pictured below was involved in the attempted theft of merchandise from Walmart. The Van Wert Police Department would like to speak to the female pictured.

If you know this woman, contact Crime Stoppers. Photo submitted

If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 419.238.STOP (7867). You will not have to give your name or reveal your identity. If your information helps to solve this case, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Crime Stoppers also pays cash rewards for information about other felony crimes or wanted fugitives not reported on the Crime of the Week.

POSTED: 08/03/23 at 9:06 pm. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

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Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve this crime.

On Tuesday, July 4, 2023, between 6:49 and 7:41 p.m., an unidentified male driving a gold or silver-colored truck stole a 2018 Moritz trailer from the site of the future Superior Credit Union, 202 Towne Center Blvd. In Van Wert. The Van Wert Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance to identify the man shown in this surveillance picture.

The Van Wert Police Department needs help identifying this man. Photo submitted

If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 419.238.STOP (7867). You will not have to give your name or reveal your identity. If your information helps solve the case, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Crime Stoppers also pays cash rewards for information about other felony crimes or wanted fugitives not reported on the Crime of the Week.

POSTED: 07/21/23 at 3:51 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

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Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve this investigation.

At 2 a.m. Thursday, June 8, Van Wert American Legion Post 178, 631 W. Main St. was broken into and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from the building.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 419-238-STOP (7867). You will not have to give your name or reveal your identity. If your information helps to solve the case, Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward up to $1,000.

Crime Stoppers also pays cash rewards for information about other felony crimes or wanted fugitives not reported on the Crime of the Week.

POSTED: 06/19/23 at 3:42 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

The Van Wert Police Department is seeking assistance in locating the driver of this vehicle which was involved in a crash with a pedestrian on Tuesday, March 14, just before 5:50 p.m. The vehicle was traveling eastbound in the 200 block of Bonnewitz Ave. when it struck the person and immediately left the scene. Anyone with information regarding the crash or the vehicle and/or its driver should contact the Van Wert Police Department at 419.238.2462 or Crime Stoppers at 419.238.STOP (7867). You will not have to give your name or reveal your identity and if your information helps to solve this case, Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1000. Images submitted

POSTED: 04/04/23 at 9:35 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

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Crime Stoppers will pay cash for information if it will help the Van Wert City Police Department solve this investigation.

On June 18, 2022, the Van Wert Police Department received a 911 call of an aggravated burglary that occurred at 512 Burt Street. Officers made contact with the owner/victim of the home and learned the following:

“The victim reported he was sleeping when he woke up to someone entering his home. The victim called out to the intruder who then jumped on the victim as he lay in bed. The intruder placed an item over the victim’s head and threw him to the ground. The victim attempted to get away from the intruder at which time, the intruder struck the victim in the head. The Intruder then bound the victim’s hands and tied him to a bed. The intruder left a short time later. The victim was able to free himself sometime later and went to a nearby neighbor’s house for help. At this time, the victim found that his truck was stolen.”

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

In addition to the truck, the intruder stole a small amount of cash. The truck was later located abandoned by the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office on U.S. 224 near Marsh Road.

If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 419-238-STOP (7867). You will not have to give your name or reveal your identity. If your information helps to solve this case, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to $1000.

Crime Stoppers also pays cash rewards for information about other felony crimes or wanted fugitives not reported on the Crime of the Week.

Remember, Crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does.

POSTED: 02/10/23 at 11:38 pm. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

 

The Van Wert City Police Department would like to speak with this male regarding a couple of incidents that were reported at Walmart. Anyone with information about the man is asked to please call the Van Wert City Police Department at 419.238.2462 or Crime Stoppers at 419.238.STOP (7867). You will not have to give your name or reveal your identity. If your information helps to solve this case, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers also pays cash rewards for information about other felony crimes or wanted fugitives not reported on the Crime of the Week.  

POSTED: 08/16/22 at 8:26 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News