Posts belonging to Category 'crime'

Delaware State Police investigating burglary and attempted burglary of Civil War items

Delaware State Police are looking for two people who broke into a home which occurred June 28th and also August 25th—in the daytime. It was an attempted burglary on August 25th. It happened at the home of a 58-year old man on Hogtown Road in Harrington. There were numerous items stolen. A description can be found [...]

Central Square defaced

The Civil War Monument in Central Square was defaced with political messages.
The monument, which features a statue of a soldier, was discovered this morning to have been drawn on with sidewalk chalk.
“Obama lied,” and “stop paying taxes” were written in chalk, along with “taxes>theft” and peace symbols.
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Monumental damage by vandals at Oberlin’s Westwood Cemetery

Portions of several monuments to early African-American residents in Westwood Cemetery in Oberlin are gone, including a stone sphere that decorated a monument to Solomon Quinn, who was a black soldier during the Civil War.
Big ruts in the ground near the monument indicate a truck probably was used to haul away the sphere, which had [...]

Man pleads guilty to digging for treasure at Chickamauga battlefield

When park rangers caught Eric George Blaasch inside the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, he was covered in mud and carrying tools and a flashlight. He told them he had gotten lost hiking.
But when police found he was in possession of war artifacts, Blaasch came clean and admitted he had been treasure hunting.
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Civil War markers taken at northwestern Pa. graves

State police are investigating the theft of about two dozen bronze Civil War grave markers at a northwestern Pennsylvania cemetery.
State police say the markers were taken from Spring Creek Cemetery in Corry sometime between July 9 and Sunday when they were discovered missing.
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Civil War relics stolen from museum gift shop in Vicksburg

Authorities say about $2,000 worth of Civil War relics have been stolen from the Old Court House Museum in Vicksburg.
The Vicksburg Post reports a cap and ball pistol, Union officer’s belt buckle and Confederate money were among the items taken from the museum’s gift shop this week.
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Burglar takes 25 Civil War-era rifles bound for museum

Twenty-five long rifles from the Civil War-era that a man wanted to donate to the Senator John Heinz History Center were stolen from his Indiana County home, state police said.
“They’re very long and very heavy,” said Trooper Michael Sbardella of Indiana, noting it would be difficult for a thief to hide or sell the guns [...]

Bayonet torn from Civil War statue

The 4-pound bronze bayonet that someone broke off a statue outside Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland probably is “a trophy” in a living room, officials said Thursday.
The 2-foot bayonet would bring about $40 if sold for scrap, curator Michael Kraus said. But it will cost about $10,000 to replace the blade [...]

New shrubs stolen from Civil War memorial

Five rhododendron bushes were uprooted and stolen earlier this month from a Civil War monument.
The small shrubs were planted this spring at a traffic island memorial on Winter Street, just across from Salem Common. The landscaping was done by the Salem Common Neighborhood Association in preparation for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
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Volunteers restore vandalism site

On their way home from church Sunday, Marjorie Blood and Beatrice Lord stopped at Lebanon’s municipal building to admire the preparation work for a monument to the town’s Civil War soldiers.
Instead of the attractive expanse of new sod that they expected, the sisters found muddy ruts in the grass and tire tracks from spinouts in [...]