Hubbard Man Arrested for Scrapping Soldier Statue

A Hubbard man was apprehended by police Monday, accused of stealing a 4-foot brass veteran’s memorial statue.

Richard Couturiaux, 30, of Hubbard, entered no plea Monday at his initial appearance in Girard Municipal Court on charges of receiving stolen property. He pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of theft.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday. Bond was set at $75,000.

Girard police arrested Couturiaux on a warrant on Monday. Police said he stole a 4-foot brass statue of a soldier from the Mahoning Valley Memorial Park in Youngstown.

Police said he gave his real name on a receipt when he took the statue to a Girard junk yard. He was paid $25 for the statue. The statue was valued at $36,000.

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