Posts belonging to Category 'crime'

No police report to be filed in camp vandalism

A re-enactor with the 7th N.C. State Troops said he does not know who took one of the flags posted at the Civil War encampment in Union Point Park early Sunday.
Gene Lilly, captain of the 7th N.C. State Troops, said the incident was taken care of when his unit gave its flag to replace the [...]

Re-enactor camp vandalized, flag stolen

Re-enactors’ flags were removed from their posts at the Civil War encampment at Union Point Park this weekend and were found in trash cans in the park, and dirt was found rammed into several muskets.
Several of the approximately 250 re-enactors in town this weekend for the naval bombardment and 1862 Battle of New Bern re-enactments [...]

Battlefield park vandalism prompts reward offer

A historic preservation group is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those who vandalized the Raymond Battlefield Park earlier this month.
Cost of the damage is estimated at more than $2,000, according to Friends of Raymond, the nonprofit organization that put up the reward.
The cost includes $1,500 in damages [...]

Missing veterans grave markers returned to Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Whether the thieves couldn’t unload them for scrap, had an attack of conscience or both, they did the right thing, Salem Township Constable Dan Valentine said Wednesday.
On Monday, Valentine reported that between 30 to 40 brass veterans grave markers were stolen from Mt. Calvary Cemetery located on Grafton Road.
Valentine said that, according to a cemetery [...]

Shirley angry at theft of Civil War statue head

Thoughtless and disrespectful are just some of the words Shirley residents are calling the theft of the head from a statue honoring men from town who fought in the Civil War.
Acting Police Chief Gregory Massak says the vandalism to the cement Union soldier was first reported on March 12, but may have occurred before that.
The [...]

Student Is Accused of Stealing and Selling Valuable Historic Letters

William John Scott is a freshman at Drew University. He studies political science. He plays defense on the lacrosse team. He describes himself on Facebook as a night person who likes to party.
But federal prosecutors say he is something else: a busy archives thief who stole famous letters written by a founder of the United [...]

Museum thieves may have targeted Newark

During a Jan. 30 lecture about maps at the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum, docent Barbara Meeks heard someone open the back door and went to check it out.
The visitor, a well-dressed man, told her he was inquiring about his lost dog. She told him there was a lecture in progress, and he opted to join [...]

Store owner James Frey helps solve theft of historical items

A Greece shop owner has helped authorities in several western New York counties recover Civil War items and other iconic pieces of local history that were stolen from historical society museums.
Police in West Seneca, Erie County, and Warsaw, Wyoming County, have charged Michael Ortiz, 38, of Medina, Orleans County, with grand larceny. Roy Ortiz, 35, [...]

No criminal charges in cannon case

There will be no criminal charges issued in a case involving a Civil War cannon which was mysteriously sold out from under the city of Petoskey in 1999.
According to Lt. Randy Weston, the cannon — which is described as a 1,200-pound 1863 Hooper Napoleon, valued at around $70,000 — had been loaned out by the [...]

Civil War Dispute Ends In Courtroom Stalemate

In a Civil War re-enactment that went too far, Union and Confederate cavalry commanders who tussled on the field of battle in Virginia each were found not guilty of assault.
The two pressed charges against each other after the Sept. 19, 2009, re-enactment of the Battle of Stanardsville. The Confederate commander claimed his Union counterpart knocked [...]