Stories tagged with: Newark Police Department

November 3, 2015 - 10:03am
38 weeks 12 hours ago

The Newark Police Department announced that Cherry Valley Road at Reddington Road in Newark is closed to vehicle traffic at this time from State Route 16 in both directions. Firefighters say they are concerned about chemicals leaking into a creek after the semi crashed through a bridge guardrail and into the waterway. Newark Fire Chief Patrick Connor says hazardous materials crews are monitoring the water quality in Raccoon Creek because of concerns about three possible chemicals –...

October 7, 2015 - 8:14pm
41 weeks 6 days ago

The Newark Police Department is seeking the public's help locating a suspect following a shooting on Wednesday.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m. Newark police officers and detectives responded to the area of Webb Street near Washington Street in reference to the shooting. The victim was located near the intersection of Washington and South Cedar Streets, having walked to the residence of an acquaintance after the shooting.

The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Shayway Hales...

September 29, 2015 - 10:48am
43 weeks 15 hours ago

The Newark Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection to his involvement in a series of home invasion style robberies. 

20-year-old Henry Simpson is an African American male, 5'11 inches tall, weighing around 155 pounds. He has ties to both the Newark and Columbus areas. 

He's believed to have participated with others in forcing or attempting to force his way into residences for the purpose of theft. In each case he was armed with a firearm and the...

September 15, 2015 - 8:52pm
45 weeks 5 hours ago

The Licking County Crime Stoppers are offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in gun thefts in Newark.

The Newark Division of Police reports that on Monday August 24th, suspect(s) stole a revolver from a car parked at an apartment complex on Westmoor Avenue.

On Thursday September 3rd, suspect(s) entered a home on the first block of Charles Street and stole a shotgun, a Glock and two handguns.

Anyone with information on these crimes is...

June 17, 2015 - 8:32am
1 year 5 weeks ago

A Tuesday afternoon injury accident in Newark remains under investigation. 

Newark Police reported that a vehicle driven by Jonathan Grigsby of Newark, was stopped at the light on East Main Street at North Cedar Street when his vehicle was struck by a Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Steven Short, also of Newark. 

Short's vehicle then struck a pole on the southwest side of the intersection. This caused Grigsby's vehicle to slide sideways facing southbound while...

June 13, 2015 - 8:47pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

A husband and wife are being held at the Licking County Justice Center on charges of Aggravated Robbery.

Newark Police report that a man entered the Park National Bank on Granville Road Friday morning. According to police, Wilson handed the teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and Brent exited the bank. Authorities say he entered a car allegedly driven by a female accomplice. 

After receiving witness description of both subjects and the vehicle, detectives...

May 14, 2015 - 7:16am
1 year 10 weeks ago

Top stories for Thursday, May 14, 2015:

Newark Police Officers Honored

NEWARK, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Newark Police Department's bravery and hard work was honored Wednesday afternoon at the Midland Theater. Jarrod Conley was awarded the Medal of Valor, which hasn't been awarded in over 25 years.

Bella Donna Leather Grand Opening

ZANESVILLE, OHIO (WHIZ) - Bella Donna Leather, on Putnam Ave., will be holding it's grand opening next Friday,...

May 11, 2015 - 3:53am
1 year 11 weeks ago

The Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up a $1,000 reward into information that leads to an arrest in a home burglary. 

Newark Police said on April 16 sometime between 3:15-4pm a suspect or suspects forced open a door at a home in the 200 block of Crimson Drive and stole over 150 pieces of jewelry valued at around $8,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at (740) 349-6888.




April 30, 2015 - 7:15am
1 year 12 weeks ago

Top stories for Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Heather Bowers in Court

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - 24-year-old Heather Bowers was in court Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, four counts of aggravated vehicular assault, and two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence. Judge Fleegle continued bowers bond as set at 100 thousand dollars.

Swearing-in Ceremony


March 12, 2015 - 8:58pm
1 year 19 weeks ago

The Licking County Crime Stoppers are offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a home burglary in Newark.

The Newark Police Department reports on Feb. 19, 2015 between 4:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. a suspect or suspects broke into a home in the 600 block of Hollander St. and stole multiple items including numerous firearms. The stolen guns include vintage firearms, semiautomatic rifles and Smith and Wesson revolvers and pistols.


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