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Missing Nativity Scene Returned To Temecula Owners

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Officer Todd Johnson at the Temecula Police Department by calling (951) 696-3187.

The nativity scene that was stolen from a Harveston resident.
The nativity scene that was stolen from a Harveston resident.
A nativity scene allegedly stolen from a Temecula neighborhood has been recovered, police are reporting.

A suspected thief who struck early Dec. 7 in the Temecula neighborhood of Harveston made off with the holiday decor, and a Facebook campaign was underway to get the items back to the rightful owners.

On Dec. 13, officers assigned to the Temecula Police Department Problem Oriented Policing Team received information on the possible whereabouts of the missing scene.

"POP officers responded to an address in the 22000 block of Sparkle Dr., Canyon Lake. Their investigation revealed the nativity scene at the location belonged to the victim in this case. The property was returned to the victim and additional follow-up investigation is being conducted," according to a report from sheriff's Sgt. Chris Gaskins.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Officer Todd Johnson at the Temecula Police Department by calling (951) 696-3187.

Brenda December 16, 2013 at 04:13 AM
So glad to hear that someone came forward in this case and these were recovered. Burglaries, thefts are all bad news as it is and plague our town, but taking Holiday decorations is a LOW. Its bad enough with flags stolen, Halloween, Thanksgiving, but Christmas decorations that have such good meaning, just bad news kids............errr I am just assuming its kids.
Karate Kid December 16, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Im glad the police in this city are making real efforts to catch those lawn thiefs and pumpkin smashers. The scene looked silly, someone should take a chain saw to that stupid lawn display. Get the drunks? No, all efforts directed towards recovering baby Jesus. Haha
Brenda December 16, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Karate, hopefully when you are sober you will come back here and read what you have wrote and delete it and fell really rather stupid for typing it. At a minimum be very embarrassed.
john blackwood December 16, 2013 at 10:09 PM
@karate I know as a Catholic Im supposed to practice the virtue of humility but forgive me Lord for my pride .But you atheists are nothing but cowardly punks you have the courage to cryvwhen you see a cross disrespect Jesus In everymanner but one question .Why dont you punks ever try It with me I wear a shirt that says try tearing this one down .But yet you atheists do not have the kahonas to come up to me and try I Invite you punks to try .So U figured It out your allciwards numerous times I have walked In the mall walmart wearing my shirt yet non of you try .So I know why because I wont turn the other cheek Ill blast right back at you .Forgive me Lord but though they walk Into my shadow In fear I will strike anyman down who tries .so Ill be wearing my shirt more often and see If any of you punks have the blank to rip It off my back .Yes I do frequentthe temecula mall walmart and Albertsons on temecula parkway Ill be waiting you cowards.
Brenda December 16, 2013 at 10:15 PM
Agree John.
R Leonnard Roth December 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM
Karate Kid is not alone. Too many breeders have been poping out missed abortions, and then expecting society to be their mother. A man unrespected can not be seen as a father anymore, if she will not act like a mother and raise her own children, financial status be dammed. So, with no love of real parents, children like Karate have no other values but to please their ungodly peers. And speaking of peers, it's not the crime on the street that destroys our nation, but the lawless leaders of our society, from the coucilman on the take to the very President himself! John, keep your conviction, loose the tone, and keep your strong stand, but without charity toward lost ones around you, or you message is only as tinkling brass. (Not you, your defiant cross message.)
john blackwood December 17, 2013 at 12:17 AM
@Roth it not defiant its a stand against these very tyrannical godless beings whom we must pray for .But it also is to send out a message that you can try but it aint going to happen .They push Ill push back its not about being defiant in any manner what so ever its abouy standing up a saying wevas Christians had enough of your godless bullying .Pride you may call it but I just call it a Christian stance no more.

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