UPDATE– The Purple Heart statue that was reported stolen Thursday night has been returned damaged.
According to Michigan State Police the Purple Heart statue was returned to the area of the crime, on the side of the roadway near the U.P. Veterans Memorial.
A Good Samaritan driving by saw the Purple Heart statue and notified police.
The statue appears to have damages done by the suspects.
Evidence from the scene is being processed and remains under investigation.
Troopers and Veterans are urging the public to notify the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post, with any possible information.
BREITUNG TOWNSHIP — Police are investigating the theft of a Purple Heart statue in Dickinson County.
Troopers from the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post say they were dispatched to the Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial in Breitung Township to investigate the incident. The statue was most likely stolen between Tuesday evening and this afternoon.
Troopers and veterans are looking for information that will lead them to recovering the missing statue. If you have insight into the incident, you can contact the MSP at (906) 774-2122.