Thieves have stolen seven bronze plaques, some worth thousands of dollars, from two La Cañada Unified schools during the last three weeks, according to Los Angeles County sheriffs.
Four plaques were stolen from La Cañada High School during the weekend of July 9 to 12, said Det. Brian Tibbett, including one dedicated to former history teacher and football coach Bud Heavner and another dedicated to former softball coach Tom Parker. The total loss was valued at $5,400.
"All the bolts that were attaching these plaques were broken, and the plaques were pried from secure locations," Tibbett said.
Sometime between July 13 and July 16, another bronze plaque, bolted to the wall of a classroom building at La Cañada Elementary School, was stolen. And during the weekend of July 16 to 19, two additional plaques were stolen from the elementary school. One, a 3-by-5-foot donor plaque, was valued at $4,000, Tibbett said.