The Costa Mesa Police Officers Association has kicked in $1,000 for the no-questions-asked return of a widow's stolen black-box urn, which contains the ashes of her late husband.
The woman's home on the north end of town was ransacked last week, and investigators believe the thief probably did not know what was inside the locked box that was taken.
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Costa Mesa police investigators have reportedly been searching pawn shops and resale websites, such as eBay and Craigslist, to see if someone is attempting to sell the box, as well as jewelry, a silver tea set and a crucifix--also containing hubby's ashes--that were also poached.
Mostly, police just want to recover the urn, according to Lt. Greg Scott, the department spokesman. You can call dispatch anonymously, or contact the lead investigator Det. J. Barnest at 714.754.5198. They will then make arrangements to disperse the reward.