Stolen Dieppe memorial plaque discovered in back of car

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Stolen Dieppe memorial plaque discovered in back of car
Police discovered the bronze plaque, valued at $30,000 during a routine traffic stop in the city’s east end.
News August 27th, 2019 The Hamilton Spectator



The plaque weighs between 150 to 200 pounds, is two-by-four feet in size and has a depiction of the Dieppe Veterans Memorial Park complete with a caption detailing the bloodiest day for the Canadian military during the Second World War. - Hamilton Police Service


The Dieppe Veterans Memorial Park is located at 1033 Beach Blvd., three kilometres away from a traffic stop where a stolen plaque was discovered by police. - Hamilton Police Service
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Hamilton police have charged two local men with theft and possession of stolen property after discovering a veterans' memorial plaque in the back of a car in the city's east end.
Police were conducting a routine traffic stop on the morning of Aug. 26 in the area of Woodward Avenue and Glow Avenue when they discovered a Dieppe Veterans' Memorial Plaque on the back seat of a 2012 Hyundai.
The plaque weighs between 150 to 200 pounds, is two-by-four feet in size and has a depiction of the Dieppe Veterans Memorial Park complete with a caption detailing the bloodiest day for the Canadian military during the Second World War. Police also found a backpack containing break and enter tools.
The value of the plaque is estimated at $30,000.
The Dieppe Veterans Memorial Park is located at 1033 Beach Blvd., three kilometres away from the traffic stop. The plaque has been returned to the city.
The driver was wanted by police for a failure to appear in court and was arrested immediately. Both Randy Malette, 46, of Hamilton, and Robert Norton, 44, of Hamilton, have been charged with theft, possession over $5,000 and possession of burglary tools.
Anyone with information on the theft is asked contact police at 905-546-2963 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
 
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