The items, all lawn-ornaments, run the gamut from decorative lanterns and outdoor lights to a birds’ house and shepherds’ crooks standing 6-feet tall — even a Christmas tree complete with lights.
Officers also recovered four rocking chairs, a wheelbarrow, several wishing wells, lighthouses and a number of wrought-iron planter hooks.
The items, which police said they recovered after an investigation begun in Armagh Township, are believed to have been stolen from the Mifflin County area during the past year.
While several of the items have been identified and associated with specific cases, detectives are asking the public to help them identify many of the items.
Mifflin County Regional Police Chief William Herkert said the department believes the items were stolen predominantly in Armagh, Brown and Derry Townships, although the area could be wider.
Herkert said the department’s investigation is continuing. Suspects have been identified and charges will be forthcoming in the thefts, he added.
“We’ve been concerned with solving these theft cases,” Herkert said. “We always try to recover people’s property, and we were very happy to do so in this case.”
Police were assisted in removing the large amount of items from the home where they were seized by the Derry Township Public Works Dept.
Anyone who believes any of the items may belong to them should contact Mifflin County Regional Police Det. Jessica Aurand at 248-1900, ext. 633.
Photo submitted by Mifflin County Regional Police
Mifflin County Regional Police released this photo showing a number of lawn ornaments Thursday. The items were recovered earlier in the week, the result of a search warrant on a Derry Township home. Police are asking the public to help identify the items, which are believed to be stolen.