Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, June 19 newspaper on Page A1.
McARTHUR — The McArthur Police Department is investigating the vandalism of several American flags in town, including one that was reportedly set on fire.
Early in the morning of Saturday, June 15, local law enforcement officials responded to a small fire in the grass near the corner of North Market and High streets, according to an MPD report. Officers reportedly found that a flag placed nearby had been removed and set on fire.
Other flags along Market Street were found to have been pulled from their holders and laid on the ground.
The flags are property of the village of McArthur and often line the streets during holidays, parades and other events.
A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest or charges related to the incident, MPD reported.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer Aaron Wolfe at 740-596-2980 or should message the department’s Facebook page. Reports can be made anonymously.