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Vandals trash Rutland cenotaph

The Rutland cenotaph was targeted by vandals last week.
Image Credit: Outland Design
May 05, 2016 - 1:03 PM

KELOWNA – The top portion of a nearly 100-year-old war memorial in Rutland was vandalized last weekend and Crime Stoppers hoping the public can help catch those responsible.

On Saturday, April 30, a Rutland man was awoken by a loud noise in the area of Lion’s Park just after 4 a.m. When he looked out his window he saw three men running away from the park.

Police determined shopping carts had been stacked at the foot of the cenotaph and the marble tower at the top had been pushed off.

“They were successful in damaging the tower, the lights, and left the park in a mess,” a release from Crime Stoppers says. “The nearly 100-year-old Cenotaph and surrounding area was restored in 2009 at a cost of $200,000.”

If you have any information call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit their website at or text to CRIMES (274637), keyword Ktown.

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