MOUNT EPHRAIM, NKJ (AUGUST 12, 2022)(CNBNEWSNET)--The Mount Ephraim Police Department released the following statement on their Facebook page about the recovery of a large lawn decoration stolen from a residence on Valley Road, on August 5. The theft included a large, very elaborate and expensive lawn decoration (as many of our local residents may have come to admire and enjoy). During the initial investigation, officers determined that the actors also caused damage to a neighbor’s vehicle, while in the process of committing the theft.
Continuing investigative efforts involving Officers Kind, Vogt, Jeffries, and DSG Sullivan resulted in the identification of a primary suspect.
"We received an overwhelming amount of assistance from the public on this one and we’d like to thank all of those that stepped up for their community; it would have been a difficult case to crack without all of you."
August 11, 2022, MEPD signed charges for two counts of criminal mischief and one count of theft. The charges were served on summonses after arrest.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.