RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — Riverside County supervisors Tuesday approved a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for vandalizing a statue of former President Ronald Reagan.

The year-old life-size statue of America’s 40th president at the entrance of Ronald Reagan Sports Park in Temecula was torched on Sept. 20, according to arson investigators.

Unspecified damage was caused to the bronze monument, which a non-profit raised $100,000 to build and develop the park, authorities said.

City officials said they have received donations for necessary repairs, which include sandblasting the exterior to apply a new finish.

In 1983, Reagan praised Temecula in a speech before the U.S. Olympic Committee for raising the money to develop the park without help from taxpayers. That speech was written on a plaque behind the statue.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspects was asked to contact the fire department’s hotline at (800)633-2836.


Supervisor Wants To Offer $10K Reward For Capture Of Reagan Statue Vandals

Life-Size Statue Of Ronald Reagan Torched In Temecula

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