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Bronze plaques stolen from SLC park monument, police say

(Salt Lake City Police Department)


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SALT LAKE CITY — Police are seeking information about the vandalism and theft of a monument in Warm Springs Park.

The “Daughters of Utah Pioneers” monument is located in Warm Springs Park near 840 N. 300 West, according to Salt Lake police. Two bronze plaques were removed and the monument was damaged during the theft, police said.

Salt Lake police detective Dennis McGowan said that time is of the essence because it is possible the plaques will be cut up and melted down.

"Someone went to a great deal of work to remove the plaques," McGowan said.

The monuments left behind look obviously defaced as a result of the crime, he said.

The alleged thief reportedly tried to make away with a nearby bronze sculpture of a dog but was unsuccessful.

Anyone with information about the theft and vandalism can contact the Salt Lake City Police Department at 801-799-3000. To remain anonymous, people can text TIPSLCPD to 274637 and reference case number 15-75420.

Contributing: Ben Lockhart

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