Stolen Statue Recovered from Scrap Yard
A call from the owner of a local scrap yard business resulted in Kingston Police recovering the bronze statue that was recently stolen from Hospice Gardens in City Park.
On December 5, 2016, Kingston Police requested the public’s assistance in recovering a well-known statue of two children playing leapfrog that was stolen over the weekend of December 3 and 4, 2016. It was a donation to Hospice Kingston 14 years ago from a local supporter, was placed in its current location in 2002, and holds high sentimental value to not only the organization but to many in the community as well.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on December 6, the owner of a scrap yard business on McAdoo’s Lane contacted Kingston Police to advise he had seen the social media posts regarding the incident and had located the statue in question that morning on their property. A uniform patrol officer attended, recovered the statue and it has since been returned to Hospice Kingston, who hopes to have in re-installed in its original location within City Park in the near future.
Thank you to everyone who assisted in sharing the story and providing tips to police. An investigation is still ongoing in regards to identifying the person(s) involved in the statue’s theft. Anyone with information is please asked to contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 or via email at email@example.com.