Eagle statue stolen again

In 2010, an investigator with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department read Ed Annon’s complaint in the Sentinel’s You Said It column and realized the stolen wood carving had been listed in an updated report of lost-and-found items. Annon’s statue is missing again and he hopes the trick works twice so he can find his eagle again.

For the second time in three years, Ed Annon’s handcrafted eagle statue was stolen from his yard on Unaweep Avenue.

Annon submitted a You Said It comment to The Daily Sentinel last week, which reported the eagle missing, in the hopes that someone would have information about the stolen statue.

“I had my bald eagle statue stolen from my front yard (in 2010) and returned to me by the sheriff’s office. Now, it’s sad to say that my eagle has once again been stolen from my yard (on the night of June 6)…the eagle post and cement was all taken. It’s a shame that someone took this patriotic item sitting under the American flag, representing all veterans. Hope this makes you feel good,” Annon said.

In September 2010, Annon’s statue went missing and was reported to the Grand Junction Police Department. Annon also submitted a comment to The Daily Sentinel, addressed to the “You Said It” column. It was published in the Sept. 19.

That comment said: “To the person who stole my eagle statue from my yard on Unaweep Avenue: As a veteran, I made this eagle and was proud to have it in my yard. I enjoyed the eagle very much and hope someday you will be ashamed.”

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department was able to reunite Annon with his beloved statue because of the comment.

Annon said he is baffled by the theft this most recent theft.

“I don’t know if it was pranksters or people who don’t believe in stuff like this,” Annon said. “It’s just something proud to have in the yard. Being a veteran, it means a lot to me.”

Annon said, whoever took the eagle should feel remorse, but he hoped the eagle would turn up again.

“It’s awful someone would do something like that. You would think they’d respect [the statue], not destroy it,” Annon said.


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