Apr 3, 2013 1:16 PM by Faye DeHoff
PRESCOTT - Two yard statues that were believed stolen from a property in Prescott have been found, safe and sound.
Media reports yesterday had the original owner of these statues to call the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office and report that he had both statues. The caller indicated that 8 years ago he sold the property on Heavenwood Lane and had an agreement with the new owner to remove the statues at a later date. His intent was to place them on nearby property he was planning to purchase. This purchase never took place and the statues remained with the new property owner.
Just recently, he decided take possession of the statues and bring both to his home in Phoenix. He did so a few days ago and left a note for the current property owner on the door. When he spoke to the property owner this morning, he learned the note had not been seen, which resulted in a belief the statues were stolen. The original owner told YCSO he intends to return the statues to their original location in light of the trouble caused to the current homeowner. He apologized for any misunderstanding.
The two metal statues, one of an elk and the other a bear, each weigh about 200 to 300 pounds.