Stolen Sculpture Found at Church
Jeff Garretson - Tue 11:05 AM 08/07/2012
A sculpture that was stolen from downtown over the weekend is found.
The sculpture titled "Time to Smell the Roses" was found just before 9am Tuesday morning at the First Covenant Church, 2625 E. Magnolia.
Police say church staff contacted them at about 8:50am when they found the piece in a flower bed. The statue is part of the 2012 Sculpture Tour Salina collection and is scheduled to be on display through next spring.
Police say the piece was not damaged and is valued at $6,000.
Authorities still want to interview the persons responsible for taking the 36-inch high statue from the pedestal in front of Big Nose Kate's Saloon, 121 N. Santa Fe.
Witnesses told police early Sunday morning outside of the bar that they saw three to seven, white males grab the statue and shove it into a black Honda mini-van before driving off.
If you have any information concerning who committed this crime, call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit Salina Police Department www.pd.salina.org
and follow Crimestoppers link to submit a web tip.
You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you are not required to give your name.