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Missing Ohio Ballpark Statue Found at Police Department

TOLEDO (AP).- A bronze statue of a little girl reported stolen from an Ohio minor league ballpark has been found safe, in a police property room. The Blade newspaper reports ( ) two Toledo officers found the statue on the sidewalk early Saturday about 20 yards from its usual spot. Their report says they took it away to protect it. Sunday evening, the Toledo Mud Hens noticed the statue missing from outside Fifth Third Field and filed a theft report. The city’s arts commission was relieved to learn Monday that it was not taken by scrap metal thieves. The statue is one of four in a piece depicting four life-size children trying to look through knotholes in a ballpark fence. It’s not clear why it was unbolted and moved.