Two arrested after memorial items taken

Ponca City Now - February 24, 2015 7:38 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Two men have been arrested after authorities say a 12-inch cross and a handkerchief went missing from a memorial fence honoring those killed in the 1995 bombing of a federal building.

Oklahoma City police say the two were riding bicycles Sunday morning near the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum when they were arrested. A 24-year-old was arrested on complaints of larceny, public drunkenness and resisting arrest. A 26-year-old was arrested on complaints of public drunkenness.

Police say only the 24-year-old was the only one who took items off the fence, where visitors hang mementos for those slain in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. They say the items were found in his backpack.

Both were booked Sunday and released from jail Monday.


Latest Stories

Oklahoma man charged with threatening federal officials

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with 10 counts of threatening federal...

Tulsa mayor expects city mask mandate to be lifted April 30

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum says he expects the city’s mask mandate for...

Oklahoma virus death toll since start of pandemic tops 8,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports the number of deaths due...