Since its inception,
Central Ohio Crime Stoppers
has received over
39,633 tips,
which has resulted
in over
2,139 arrests.
The Crime Stoppers Board of Trustees has approved over
in reward money. Anonymously!
counties we serve
Crime Stoppers takes calls from anyone with information about an unsolved crime or a wanted person.

Information which results in the apprehension of a felony suspect qualifies the caller for a cash reward as deter-mined by the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers Board.

Central Ohio
Crime Stoppers

Since 1977, Central Ohio Crime Stoppers has served as a
vital three- way link between
law enforcement, the news media,
and the general public in bringing criminals to justice.
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Crime of the Week
Central Ohio Crime Stoppers
in Columbus
Carlos Hardiman, Jr. Murder
On March 20, 2012, at approximately 11:17pm, Columbus Police Officers were dispatched to Children’s Hospital on a reported shooting victim. Officers arrived and through witnesses discovered the shooting occurred in front of 847 Forest Street. Due to the seriousness of his injuries the victim, 19-year old Carlos Hardiman, Jr., was transported to Grant Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 1:43am.
Double Homicide
in Columbus
Mr. Floyd and Mr. Bolden Homicide
On March 13, 2012, at 11:08pm, Antonio Bolden was visiting his cousin Daniel Floyd at his apartment located at 2970 Cleveland Avenue, when an unknown person(s) appeared at the rear kitchen door. As Mr. Floyd and Mr. Bolden opened the door, they were both shot. Both men died at the scene.
in Columbus
Sylvonte Christopher Watkins Homicide
On Sunday, February 16, 2020, at approximately 6:28pm, Columbus Police Officers were called to the area of 2234 Webster Canyon Court, on the report of gunfire. Upon arrival, Officers found an injured male, later identified as Sylvonte Christopher Watkins, lying in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. CFD Medic 806 responded to the scene and transported Mr. Watkins to Riverside Methodist Hospital in critical condition. At 6:59pm, Mr. Watkins succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by attending physicians. Officers also located another victim at the scene who was in stable condition.
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