EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTRS) Edwardsville Police say they found “Mabel,” the mannequin which had been reported stolen from the Edwardsville Robert Stille Township Park, during the A-7 Corsair aircraft renovation this past summer. Police received a tip Jan. 24 of her whereabouts.
A subsequent investigation was conducted and led to the location of “Mabel” at an Edwardsville residence on Jan. 30. The suspect of the theft was identified as a juvenile resident of Edwardsville.
After consulting with officials from Edwardsville Township government and the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office, authorities decided they would not pursue criminal charges in this case.
Lieutenant Byrne, Special Operations Commander for the Edwardsville Police Department noted, “The Edwardsville Police Department is aware this incident caused alarm and displeasure to many of our residents who saw ‘Mabel’ as a fixture the township’s park for many years. It is for this reason; we are very pleased to have reached resolution and were able to provide closure to the citizens of our community.”
Chief Keeven stated, “Although ‘Mabel’ will not take her seat in the A-7 Corsair, she will be returned to her rightful owner.”