Tips generated by the Harford County Crime Solvers program helped lead authorities to five men suspected of owing more than $60,000 in child support payments, Deputy Michael Becker of the Harford County Sheriff's Office said last week.
All five were arrested in July and August, he said.
The men and the amount they allegedly owe are:
Herbert Lee Davis, 46, of the 400 block of Dembytown Road, $25,100; Charles Leonard Stein, 30, of the 2400 block of Johnson Mill Road, Forest Hill, $25,020; Mark Anthony Salmons, 37, of the 3500 block of Clayton Road, Joppa, $8,250; Geoffrey Joel Higgins, 33, of the 600 block of Sugar Hill Road, Joppa, $3,865; and Darin Alexander Washington, 30, of the 1700 block of Judy Way, Edgewood, $1,100.
Anyone needing information about child support enforcement may call (410) 836-5425, the deputy said.
The Crime Solvers program pays people for information leading to arrests and indictments. To be eligible for a reward, tipsters must call the Crime Solvers hot line at (410) 877-STOP. They need not give their names or appear in court.
In an unrelated matter, Crime Solvers is offering as much as $1,000 for the arrest and indictment of the thieves who took electronic equipment from the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine in the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground during the evening of Aug. 13 or early Aug. 14.
No signs of forced entry were evident, but nine Zenith 486 computer systems, a television set and video cassette recorder, all valued at $29,000, were stolen, authorities said.
The Crime Solvers program also is seeking information about a fire set in an apartment in the 1300 block of Grant Court in the Edgewood Area of APG on July 27. Damage to the building was estimated at $60,000.
Anyone with information on either incident should call the hot line.
Crime Solvers also asked that informant 203 call the hot line to claim a reward.