Last week, thieves vandalized a World War II memorial at the Jennie Davis Park in Redlands. The statue was located near the eternal flame at the veteran’s memorial. The memorial, a bronze rendering of a mother and child holding a folded flag, was dedicated in honor of the widows and orphaned children of the families of those killed in action.
According to reports the statue was dismantled and parts of it removed. City officials believe thieves may have taken it to sell as scrap metal. Metal recycling centers have been asked to be on the lookout for the stolen sculpture pieces.