We have begun a new initiative offering $1,000 rewards to people who provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of someone who commits a violent crime or a vehicle break-in/theft in our neighborhood. We are aiming for $3,000 to begin this program in order to offer up to 3 rewards.

The first reward will be given to an individual who can assist with an incident that occurred on Saturday, December 5th , around 11:00 pm. A member of the downtown community’s 37 yr. old son, was beaten and robbed in front of his mother’s apartment building on Locust Street between 16th and 17th Street. He had spent the evening downtown with friends before walking to his mother’s building (where he had planned to spend the night instead of driving home). He walked along Olive, to 16th Street then to Locust. Along the way, two men approached him and asked if he wanted to buy drugs – he declined. They then stalked and attacked him as he was attempting to put his key into the door to get into the building.

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