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Large iron gate stolen from University of Utah campus
First Published Apr 16 2014 05:02 pm • Last Updated Apr 16 2014 05:40 pm

A large, decorative wrought-iron gate has been stolen from the University of Utah.

A groundskeeper noticed on March 18 that half of the gate had been removed from its pillar in front of President’s Circle, on the west end of campus.

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"It must have been heavy," said University police Sgt. Mike Richards. "I don’t know why you would take a gate."

The gate was ornately scrolled and stood about 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, Richards estimated. The two halves of the gate were typically kept open, against their respective pillars.

Grounds supervisors have estimated the stolen gate’s value to be $800 to $900.

Investigators believe that it was stolen as a prank or for scrap metal, Richards said.

Campus police handle about 600 theft reports each year, Richards said.

Anyone with information may call police at 801-581-7944.

ealberty@sltrib.com

Twitter: @erinalberty


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