Newark Man Says He's Been A Crime Target 50 Times

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A Newark businessman has added a $1,000 reward to help find the arsonist who set his warehouse on fire last month.

Craig Young said the arson was the 50th crime committed against him in the past 20 years.

The fire was reported on July 19 at Young's warehouse in the 200 block of Manning Street in Newark.

Young, who is the president of 1st Response Restoration & Construction Specialists, said that he and his business have been the victims of break-ins, slashed tires and stolen tools over the years.

Licking County Crime Stoppers and the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee are also offering rewards for a total of $7,000.

The Licking County Crime Stoppers can be reached at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058.

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