Archive for Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Reward for vandalism case increases

January 22, 2003

The reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the recent vandalism at Baldwin School District buildings has swelled to $1,500.

Baldwin Police Chief Mike McKenna said the Lawrence Crimestoppers added $1,000 to the reward which was started with $500 from Friends of Baldwin High School. Vandals caused more than $20,000 in damage at BHS, the shop and the district office sometime around Dec. 31.

McKenna said the police department's investigation into the crime is ongoing and he's hopeful that the reward will help bring in the final pieces of information needed.

"It's a very active investigation and we're working on it," said McKenna. "I'm hopeful with the information we have and the information that may come in from the reward offer that we'll solve it.

"Whoever comes forward, no one will ever know their name," he said of the anonymous format of the Crimestoppers.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police department at 594-3850 or Crimestoppers at (785) 843-TIPS (8477).

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