The ONLY Newspaper Devoted to Selinsgrove (and wherever else I travel)! VANDALISM ON YOUR BLOCK? THE OSN WILL INVESTIGATE! Please email news tips to Hildelysiak@gmail.com
By Hilde Kate Lysiak
The Orange Street News is offering a $100 reward for anyone who has any information leading to the arrest of the people who stole the large sign from outside Uniquely Sakura on February 25th.
Video footage exclusively obtained by the OSN shows vandals stealing the large sign outside of Uniquely Sakura on Saturday morning at 1:15 am.
First, a man knocks the sign over and walks South on Market Street. Just a few minutes later the footage shows two people picking it up — along with two witnesses a short distance behind.
“It (the sign) is laying down in the video. You can see they bend over and pick it up then it’s gone,”Cheri DeSiena, the owner told the Orange Street News.
The crime took place at 1:15 am on Saturday morning, according to the time on the video that was caught by Original Italian Pizza’s cameras.
Sources told the OSN that the people seen in the footage were spotted minutes early leaving Bots Tavern.
DeSiena has a good idea of who might be involved. The students at Susquehanna University. She has seen them cause destruction to her property before with her own eyes.
“It was only about a year ago I watched a group of students trample on the one (sign) that I had on the corner of water and walnut. So its not the first time,” DeSiena told the OSN.
Vandalism has been a serious problem in Selinsgrove.
Last month a patriotic Selinsgrove women had her flag stolen — for the tenth time!
On April 2nd, police caught a Susquehanna University student allegedly ripping up the plants at the Commons. In an exclusive interview, the student confessed to the destruction to the OSN.
DeSiena says the sign is important for advertising. She is hoping someone will come forward who saw the vandal Friday night.
“Why?” she asked. “What could they possibly need to do that for?”
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