Suspect arrested in Baby Jesus theft

Monday, December 22, 2008

EUREKA SPRINGS -- Police have arrested Christopher Robin Bell, 19, of Green Forest in the theft of the statue of Baby Jesus stolen from Basin Spring Park three weeks ago.

The statue was recovered following an anonymous call on Dec. 5 from someone who said the statue was in the basement of the burned-out red schoolhouse on Kansas Street. It was found graffiti covered and damaged beyond repair.

According to Det. Morris pate of the ESPD, Bell, who was charged on Friday, Dec. 19 with theft of property, was homeless and unemployed "just hanging out" in town.

The alleged suspect denied vandalizing the statue, saying he stole it "to fit in."

The the Beta Sigma Phi sorority chapter which has sponsored the nativity scene in Basin Spring Park since 1950 valued the statue at $375.

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  • They need to put an ankle monitor on him give him 1000 hrs., community service, and since he's homeless have him report to jail after his required work everynight, until sentence is finished. It's time to put an end to vandalism in this community, and the sentences should be severe.

    -- Posted by Concerned Person on Thu, Dec 25, 2008, at 2:32 PM
  • that baby totally had it coming

    -- Posted by claythejmanjizzer on Thu, Feb 28, 2013, at 12:00 AM
  • it doesnt even look like jesus, it looks more like hitler that had a ****** up shaving day

    -- Posted by claythejmanjizzer on Thu, Feb 28, 2013, at 12:01 AM
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