Police seek return of historic plaques to Rossland
The Trail RCMP learned through social media that two bronze heritage plaques commemorating Ross Thompson, Rossland’s founder, were stolen from near the Olaus statute on the corner of Columbia Avenue and Washington Street.
“The plaques are unique and are of much more value intact to the community than if sold for the value of scrap metal,” said RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.. “Notably, all BC scrap metal dealers are required to report all metals sold for scrap value.
“As per the public plea of the Rossland Heritage Commission, the plaques can be returned to the location where they were taken, any Rossland public facility, or the Trail RCMP Detachment with no questions asked. In the meantime, Trail RCMP will be conducting an investigation in an attempt to recover the plaques unharmed and has reached out to the City of Rossland for further details.
“The Trail RCMP is asking for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the plaques to contact them at 250-364-2566 or, if you wish
to remain anonymous, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.