Plaque Dedication Ceremony Held at Pioneer/Mission Hills Park

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

City of San Diego officials held a dedication to announce the replacement of a bronze plaque that was stolen last year from Pioneer Park in Mission Hills.

It was one of 25 plaques taken in a rash of thefts across the region, including eight from public property and 17 others from private residences.

Many of the markers that disappeared summer of 2011 designated historic buildings and locations. Besides Mission Hills, thefts took place in Chula Vista, National City and the Old Town section of San Diego.

At least one suspect was arrested in September. Police said the stolen items were most likely sold for metal recycling.

The 18-inch by 24-inch plaque that was installed at Pioneer Park is one of seven replacements that will be paid for with office funds of Councilman Kevin Faulconer, who represents the area through December 2012. City officials say the replacement plaque will include anti-theft measures, such as stronger bolts and epoxy.

Other plaques are scheduled to be replaced over the next few months.

Councilmember Kevin Faulconer (left) was present for the dedication ceremony for the replacement plaque at Pioneer/Mission Hills Park. He is photographed with representatives from the San Diego Police Department, Parks & Recreation, Mission Hills BID and Mission Hills residents and business owners.

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