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We are extremely disappointed hearing about the hundreds of stolen plaques from the Queen’s Park Cemetery and we are asking if anyone knows any information to please provide to CPS.  Please read the below for further information.

The police 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:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477

TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org

APP: P3 Tips

Case # CL22813499/4287

Calgary Police Media Relations

403-428-7979

cps@calgarypolice.ca

URL : http://newsroom.calgary.ca/police-investigate-hundreds-of-stolen-plaques-from-cemetery/

Sean Chu

Sean Chu

SEAN CHU Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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