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
Lawrence Smith Homicide
On May 29th, 2022 at approximately 6:59 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 2100 block Hamilton Ave. on reports of shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim, Mr. Lawrence Smith III inside his black 2005 Jaguar XJR suffering from multiple gunshots. EMS responded to scene to provide treatment, however Mr. Smith passed away due to his injuries. During the investigation detectives were informed Mr. Smith had recently bought his vehicle and was often seen driving it in the area. It is believed Mr. Smith was robbed and involved in a crash prior to the shooting. At this time no suspect has been identified in this homicide.
in Columbus
Allen Wright II Homicide
On September 8, 2022 at approximately 12:44 a.m. officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of E. Broad St. where a male had been shot. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim Mr. Allen Wright II in a nearby parking lot suffering from multiple gunshots. Mr. Wright was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. No witnesses were on scene when officers arrived, and no suspect has been identified.
in Columbus
Kimberly Parkway robbery
On November 9, 2022 at approximately 11:27pm the suspects entered a gas station located at 4251 Kimberly Parkway and approached the victim. The suspects entered the gas station and began a verbal argument with the victim. The suspects became angry and started to physically assault the victim. One of the suspects then pulled out a black handgun and struck the victim with it multiple times and stole all of his property.
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