State police seek help locating stolen Mexico benches

Four steel park benches, similar to those pictured above, were allegedly taken from the Mexico Department of Public Works barn last month.

MEXICO — On Tuesday, Sept. 29, New York State Police responded to the Mexico village Department of Public Works storage barn, located at 52 Watson Ave., for a reported larceny of (4) steel park benches. The benches were stolen sometime in early September of 2020, police said.  

Each bench is approximately 5 feet long, black in color and weighs roughly 170 pounds, according to officials.  The benches also have an individual plaque on each of them and have an estimated value of $867 each.  The plaques include:

  • In Memory of Helen and Richard Whitney, Gary and Scott Whitney.
  • In Honor and Memory of Florence Carlton-‘P” Eddie Hotchkiss Our Parents and Brother.
  • In Memory of Don Boyer.
  • In memory of Joe Tagliareni, Donated by Daughter Clara and Family.

Police officials are asking anyone with information about the alleged theft to please contact the New York State Troopers at (315) 366-6000. All tips are confidential.

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