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UPDATE: Wis. Police Arrest Teen in Memorial Vandalism

UPDATED Thursday, August 2, 2012 --- 3:14 p.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- Fond du Lac police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in recent vandalism to a memorial dedicated to emergency services workers.

Acting on a tip, police identified a possible suspect and interviewed him. Police say the suspect acknowledged his involvement in causing the damage.

The 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to property. He was booked into jail, and later posted bond and was released.

Police say the granite memorial was knocked off its base and the firefighters' tablet damaged. The monument weighs over 500 pounds and had to be shipped to Milwaukee for repairs.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Thursday, July 26, 2012 --- 8:35 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A Fond du Lac memorial dedicated to emergency services personnel who died in the line of duty has been vandalized.

Police say the 900-pound granite memorial has been knocked off its base and the firefighters' tablet has been damaged. Fond du Lac Police Capt. Steve Klein tells WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/LOYnM0 ) the memorial is somewhat of a sacred place for public safety, especially law enforcement which lost three officers, most recently Craig Birkholz.

The memorial has been sent to Milwaukee for repairs which could cost $500 to $1,000. Fond du Lac Memorials is offering a $100 reward for information in the case.

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Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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