(IRON MOUNTAIN, MI.)–A Norway teen, charged in the theft of a Purple Heart Monument at the Upper Peninsula Veteran’s Memorial and Park in Breitung Township has sentenced.
Dalton Lamb was ordered to serve 60 days in jail with credit of 46 days time served. He will serve 200 days of community service at the veteran’s memorial, and one year of probation. Lamb will also pay restitution.
He originally pleaded no contest to malicious destruction of personal property between $1,000-20,000.
Lamb stole the monument, but brought it back to the location site, and placed it on the side of the road, near the memorial. A good Samaritan, who was driving near the memorial, spotted the statue and notified police.
Michigan State Police noted the large reproduction of a Purple Heart medal was taken sometime between Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon from the memorial in Breitung Township. The medal is given for wounds suffered in combat.
Police issued an update early Friday, saying the monument had been dropped off near the memorial and appears to have been damaged in the theft. Police believe the person or people responsible for the theft returned the Purple Heart monument.
The theft is under investigation and officials are urging anyone with information about the case to contact the state police post in Iron Mountain.