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Friday, Apr. 10, 2020

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office solve a break-in that occurred at Huggy Bear Camp Ground, lot 291, 9065 Ringwald Road in Van Wert County.

Sometime between November 3 and 11, someone entered the mobile home and stole several items. Some of those items are a 40-inch LG flat screen TV, a 36-volt battery charger, two weed eaters, and a leaf blower. The thief also made off with a fifth of Jack Daniels whiskey, hair clippers, and a toaster.

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.  

Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

POSTED: 11/30/19 at 8:40 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve two shoplifting cases that occurred at the Van Wert Walmart store.

On September 23, a theft was reported from Walmart where the female in the picture at right took several items of merchandise and passed all points of sale without paying for them. Any information that could lead to the identification of this female will help this case.

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 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.  

Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

POSTED: 10/30/19 at 6:32 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

VW independent/submitted information

Crime Stoppers will pay people cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve two shoplifting cases that occurred at the Van Wert Walmart store.

On August 26 and 27, Walmart had two incidents of shoplifting involving the suspect seen in the photo at right. The woman was wearing the same clothing both days and left Walmart in a light-brown Buick.

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

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

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

POSTED: 09/05/19 at 7:25 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

Two suspects in forgery incident at the local Goodwill store. photos provided

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information that will help the Van Wert Police Department solve a forgery that occurred at the Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley store, 206 Towne Center Blvd.

A vehicle believed used in a forgery case at the Goodwill store.

On August 10, between the hours of 8 and 8:30 p.m., a Hispanic male and female got out of a red compact four-door sedan (possibly a Chevrolet Aveo) and entered the store. The two shopped for a while and the female paid for the merchandise with a counterfeit $10 bill, along with a legitimate $10 bill and a legitimate $5 bill. Anyone able to identify either person in the photos provided, or who can provide any other information about this crime, can 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 this case, Crime Stoppers will pay you 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.

Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

POSTED: 08/20/19 at 9:54 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers, News

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve a break-in that occurred at K&L Ready Mix, 211 N. Lynn St.

Sometime between May 25 and the morning of May 28, someone broke out several windows in the building using a brick. The building was then entered and items were damaged inside.

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 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.  

Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

POSTED: 06/04/19 at 1:07 pm. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve a criminal damaging incident that occurred at One Stop Shop, 210 N. Washington St.

A black male entered the gas station and became upset with the manager. As the man left, he pushed over the popcorn machine and it broke. Anyone recognizing the man from the attached photo from surveillance cameras should call the below telephone number.

If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 419.238.7867. 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 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. 

Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

POSTED: 05/08/19 at 10:54 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve a theft that occurred at the Van Wert Walmart.

Suspect No. 1

On March 13, at 4 a.m., two white males stole a 65-Inch OLED TV, a HP 24-inch Pavilion PC and HP-22-inch PC from Walmart. 

Please see the attached photos to try to identify these subjects. The subjects were seen in a black car with the TV on top heading eastbound on U.S. 30. Both individuals had the windows down holding the TV.

Suspect No. 2

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 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.  

Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

POSTED: 03/20/19 at 8:45 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve a criminal damaging that occurred at Franklin Park.

Sometime between November 21 and November 26, someone entered the men’s bathroom and broke several items. The soap dispenser was pulled from the wall and the stall divider and the doors were ripped off the wall.

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 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.

Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

POSTED: 12/01/18 at 1:36 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office solve a break-in that occurred at the Van Wert County Garage, 1196 Grill Road.

Sometime between October 19 and October 21, someone entered the far west building on the lot and stole eight Dewalt 18-volt batteries and three Milwaukee battery chargers. Concrete stains will be on the batteries and yellow and red marker paint will be on the chargers. Also stolen was a Milwaukee hammer drill and case; a battery-powered grease gun, possibly Lincoln brand, in a blue case; two rebar tools; two Milwaukee circular saws; a half-inch, 120-volt Milwaukee drill; a tool wrench set, S&K or Ace brand; a Milwaukee Sawzall; an electric staple gun; and a Milwaukee jigsaw.

If you have any information about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 419.238.7867. 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 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.

Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

POSTED: 10/31/18 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers will pay you cash for information if it will help the Van Wert Police Department solve its investigation into tampering with a railroad crossing.

At 8:18 a.m. on Monday, September 17, CFE Railroad contacted the police department and reported that its signals had been tampered with, causing the railroad safety system to malfunction at the crossing in the 100 block of North Wayne Street and surrounding railroad crossings.

The person tampering with the system caused the railroad signal to be unable to activate when a train is approaching. This would cause the warning signals not to operate in time to warn drivers of an approaching train. Anyone seeing someone tampering with the railroad signals or railroad tracks should contact the police department immediately.

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 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.

Remember, crime doesn’t pay, but Crime Stoppers does!

POSTED: 09/19/18 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: Crime Stoppers