Theft Suspects Arrested in Connection with Denver City Park Memorial Vandalism

Theft Suspects Arrested in Connection with Denver City Park Memorial Vandalism

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the theft and vandalism of a memorial in Denver’s City Park. According to city jail records, 67-year-old Herman Duran was taken into custody on March 10, while 47-year-old Robert Duran was apprehended earlier. Both individuals are facing charges of theft and criminal mischief.

The incident came to light on February 21 when parks maintenance workers reported the theft of three bronze pieces from the memorial. A bronze panel, torch, and angel were discovered missing from the site. Following an investigation, Herman Duran was identified as a suspect, and Robert Duran was also wanted in connection with the case.

The stolen bronze pieces, along with other stolen items from the Joseph Addison Thatcher memorial fountain, were sold as scrap metal to a local business, as confirmed by the Denver Police Department. Fortunately, all the recovered pieces have been returned to Denver Arts & Venues, the organization responsible for managing the monuments.

Herman Duran is currently being held at the Downtown Detention Center on a $5,000 bail. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and further details regarding the motive behind the theft and vandalism have not been disclosed at this time.

Authorities are working diligently to ensure that those responsible for this act of vandalism are held accountable for their actions. The City Park memorial holds significant value to the community, and its restoration is of utmost importance.

Author: CrimeDoor

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