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Stolen medallions returned to Boise’s new Vietnam veterans memorial

Boise dedicates its first Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Couldn't make it to Veterans Memorial Park? Watch highlights of the Memorial Day ceremony dedicating Boise's first Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It's the second large memorial in this state to Idahoans who died in that war - Idaho Falls also has one.
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Couldn't make it to Veterans Memorial Park? Watch highlights of the Memorial Day ceremony dedicating Boise's first Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It's the second large memorial in this state to Idahoans who died in that war - Idaho Falls also has one.

Boise Police Department has returned five of the six medallions that were reported stolen Sunday from Boise’s new Vietnam Veterans Memorial, according to a BPD press release.

The medallions were to represent the five branches of the military and all of America’s Vietnam veterans. The damage was estimated at around $3,300.

BPD reported they found most of the medallions Tuesday. They also arrested a Boise man and charged him with theft in the case.

Raymond C. Rubalcaba, 29, of Boise is facing two felony charges: grand theft and possession of a controlled substance, according to the release.

BPD officers say they were tipped off by someone who said they received a medallion as a gift. That tip led police to Rubalcaba, and after questioning him, officers found the four other medallions and three small baggies containing what police suspect is methamphetamine.

BPD is still looking for the last medallion. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS or Ada County dispatch at 208-377-6790.

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