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Police: Bronze Plaques Stolen From MRH Field

The plaques acknowledge donors who funded renovations of the field and track in the early 2000s.

At about 3 a.m. Thursday, surveillance cameras captured a white pickup truck pulling up to the two pillars at the east end of the football field.

That's when a perpetrator got out of the truck and removed two bronze plaques from the two pillars, the said.

One was attached with bolts to the brick pillar, and the other covered an opening once used for selling tickets.

“We can only speculate,” said Brian Adkisson, MRH director of communications. “Our video cameras showed a truck pulling up and stopping right in front, and that’s really all we have because they were on the back side of these pillars and so you really can’t see people.”

He assumes the plaques were taken to be sold as scrap metal.

One plaque acknowledged sponsors who helped fund renovations to the track and athletic field, and the other listed administrators and Board of Education members at the time the renovations were made, Adkisson said.

“We would love to have them back, but those are the kinds of things that are hard to get,” Adkisson said.

Maplewood police say the truck then drove south on Martini Avenue toward Manchester Road.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to call the Maplewood Police Department at 314-645-3000 or the anonymous tip line at 314-781-3733.

DB August 07, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Is this related in anyway to the car break-ins and theft in Maplewood that same night/morning?
Doug Miner August 07, 2012 at 02:17 PM
I don't know if they can say yet, DB.
Miss Kim August 08, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Mean People Suck......
Tommy Johnson October 10, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Mean people do suck! Totally agree! But Hey! If you need some more metal, check out these guys. They can get you some bronze or other metal perchance! http://www.mbsuperiormetals.ca

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