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UAF police investigate missing museum dredge bucket

Submitted by Kerynn Fisher
Phone: 907-474-6941

08/14/09

Photo caption below.
Photo courtesy of the UA Museum of the North
The smaller dredge bucket pictured here was removed from the museum grounds over the weekend. UAF Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 474-7721.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department is investigating the theft of a dredge bucket from the University of Alaska Museum of the North's outdoor exhibits.

The dredge bucket weighs 200 pounds and measures about 19 inches by 20 inches by 23 inches. It is considered a small dredge bucket and was removed from the museum grounds between Friday evening and Tuesday morning.

Local law enforcement, border patrol and antiques dealers have been notified of the theft. University police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 907-474-7721.

CONTACT: UAF Police Chief Sean McGee at 907-474-6215. University of Alaska Museum of the North communications coordinator Kerynn Fisher at 907-474-6941. UAF public information officer Marmian Grimes at 907-474-7902.

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