Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Thursday, March 2, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

Theft from Riverside Art Museum

Riverside, Ca- A piece of sculpture was stolen from the front lawn of the Riverside Art Museum, on Mission Inn Avenue near Lime Street, sometime overnight, between 5 p.m. Saturday, February 25, and 11 a.m., Sunday, February 26, 2006.

Missing is the top small leaf of a two-leaf light green concrete art sculpture on display to the front of the Riverside Art Museum. The 3'x6' eucalyptus leaf sculpture is constructed with a steel frame, concrete and three plexiglass circular inserts representing water beads. The sculpture weighs approximately 300 pounds and valued at approximately $26,000.

See attached photograph. Please contact North Policing Center Detective Rene Ramirez, at (951) 320-8052, with any information.