Thieves Steal Plaques From Richmond Heights-Maplewood Athletic Field

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MAPLEWOOD, MO. (KTVI) - Last Thursday faculty and staff at the Maplewood Richmond Heights school district discovered the two plaques attached to their athletic field went missing. According to school officials the plaques were dedicated to the middle and high school in 2001 when the athletic facilities were refurbished.

The 12 by 18 inch plaques were a fixture to welcome visitors.  

The best lead investigators have so far is the school surveillance video given to police. Officials are hoping to get them back before they're sold for scrap. District representative Brian Adkisson says the plaques have historical value to the school.

"Both plaques commemorate 2001 when we redid the athletic facility the track and football field. The one plaque thanks the community and different sponsors that we had the other plaque acknowledged the board of education at that time. It`s a part of our history and important to us it`s something we did to thank the community." said Adkisson

School officials say the two plaques are worth about $1,500.
They're hoping to have them replaced soon or have the originals returned. If you have any information on this crime contact the Maplewood police department.  

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