Veteran’s Memorial vandalized in Madison


Police department offers $500 for information leading an arrest

By Heather Kinder - hkinder@civitasmedia.com



The veterans memorial in Madison was one of two places to suffer vandalism September 29. Workers were able to remove all of the paint from the memorial the next day.


MADISON, W.Va. – Two locations were vandalized with paint during the night of Thursday, Sepember 29.

Paint was first found on Scott High School’s field house.

As law enforcement made their routine patrols, they discovered more paint had also been thrown on the veteran’s memorial at the end of the walk bridge in Madison.

According to Chet Burgess, Madison Police Chief, it appears that some sort of jar was thrown in the direction of the Memorial splattering paint over it.

Burgess stated his officers reported that it happened somewhere between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. Thursday night.

Friday, Sept. 30 workers from the city of Madison used power washers to remove the paint from the Memorial.

The Madison City Police Department is offering a reward in the vandalism of the Memorial.

Burgess said, “There is a $500 reward for any information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.”

According to Burgess flyers are available with contact information in case someone hears or sees anything pertaining to this case.

At this time the investigation into the paint vandalism is still ongoing.

To contact the Madison City Police Department about this matter you may call 304-369-1211 or 911 if it is an emergency.

The veterans memorial in Madison was one of two places to suffer vandalism September 29. Workers were able to remove all of the paint from the memorial the next day.
http://coalvalleynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Veteran-s-Memorial-with-paint-Courtesy-Photo-CMYK.jpgThe veterans memorial in Madison was one of two places to suffer vandalism September 29. Workers were able to remove all of the paint from the memorial the next day.
Police department offers $500 for information leading an arrest

By Heather Kinder

hkinder@civitasmedia.com

Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661 or hkinder@civitasmedia.com

Heather Kinder is a reporter for the Coal Valley News. She can be contacted at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661 or hkinder@civitasmedia.com

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