By: Staff reports On: 10:38PM / Wednesday December 02, 2009
The Clarksburg Crime Watch wants to catch a thief and is putting up $1,000 reward to find him or her.
The town was hit by a half-dozen burglaries from September to the beginning of November; most are believed to be the work of Stefan Veremko, a Pittsfield man charged recently in connection of string break-ins running from Southern Vermont to South County.
A number of Clarksburg residents, however, are convinced Veremko wasn't working alone or that a second burglar was working the same territory. Several members of the crime watch, who want to remain anonymous, are offering the reward in hopes of catching the person or persons - and returning residents' peace of mind.
The reward will be given to anyone who comes forward with information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons responsible for committing the recent break-in and burglary crimes, particularly one on Mountain View Drive that occurred on the afternoon of Oct. 31.
Residents are asked to call 413-663-7795 with any information they can provide to solve the remaining break-in case (possibly cases) not solved.
In order to claim the reward, you must (1) provide information to the law-enforcement agency that leads to the arrest and conviction of the party responsible for the crime and (2) submit a claim for a reward to Police Chief Michael Williams, who will contact the community watch members on your behalf.
In the event that two or more individuals provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for said crimes, the reward will be apportioned between them as determined appropriate by the watch group. The reward expires on Oct. 31, 2010.
"The Clarksburg Community Watch extends its deepest appreciation to those community members and individuals who have offered this reward. We encourage people to come forward with any information. Please help your community!"
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Crime Watch meeting tentitively set for this Saturday December 5th is being RESCHEDULED to Saturday, December 12th 1PM.
We are still waiting for confirmation that this is the correct reschedule date. Hopefully, the meeting will include guest speakers who can provide more information to everyone! We want this to be a good solid productive meeting.
Even though this is most likely unrelated. I hope everyone got the email alert about the car at the bus stop and the daughter running up the driveway to her mom yelling??? And the car driving off???
Come to the meeting. Get on the email list. Report these things to each other. Stay aware. We are helping each other stay safe.
Breakin yesterday on East Rd in Clarksburg was confirmed by police. Meeting was a success! 20 seriously concerned members organized the group. Mark your calendar for the next big Neighborhood Watch meeting Sat. Jan 16th at 1PM at the Stamford School.