Police investigate hundreds of stolen plaques from cemetery
We are investigating after approximately 300 memorial plaques were reported stolen from a cemetery located in northwest Calgary.
Sometime between Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, and Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, it is believed unknown suspects attended the Queen’s Park Cemetery located at 3219 Fourth Street N.W., and removed approximately 300 bronze plaques which commemorated deceased loved ones. Numerous bronze flower vases were also stolen from the cemetery.
Cemetery staff were notified of the missing plaques by attending family members and subsequently reported the incident to police.
“The theft of these plaques will undoubtedly leave citizens feeling disappointed and upset,” said Staff Sergeant Colin Chisholm of the Calgary Police Service General Investigations Unit. “We are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the plaques, or information about those responsible for the thefts, to come forward.”
Investigators believe these types of plaques are stolen in hopes of selling the bronze, due to the increasing cost of metal.
Anyone with information about this incident or other plaque thefts, is asked to contact police by calling 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through any of the following methods:
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Case # CL22813499/4287