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Vernon RCMP investigate after war memorial defaced

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May 02, 2019 - 3:13 PM

VERNON - RCMP is investigating after lettering and plaques were discovered missing from a Vernon war memorial.

According to an RCMP press release, police became aware April 17 the Dragoons War Memorial, located in Vernon’s Linear Park, had been damaged with letters and plaques missing and others had been defaced.

"One of our front line officers attended to the memorial and found numerous letters and plaques missing from the memorial," RCMP Const. Kelly Brett said in the release. "It is such a shame that a person or persons would deface a monument such as this and, being the letters and plaques are very hard to remove, a lot of effort was needed to carry out this senseless act."

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at 250-545-7171 and reference file 2019-7883. Or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online at Information that leads to an arrest could be eligible for a cash reward.

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