Owner of moose sculpture to retrieve piece this month
Thomaston — A missing sculpture is being returned to its owner, Alexa Fogel of Rockport, according to Thomaston Police Chief Kevin Haj.
The figure was nearly sold as scrap metal by Neal Kenney IV, 33, of Rockland, until the owner of the recycling business, Scott Johnson, noticed some of the items were new. Kenney said the items he attempted to sell were from his grandmother's barn, which is false, said Thomaston Police Sgt. Tim Hoppe.
Kenney has been charged with theft and criminal trespass for a separate incident when he admitted to stealing auto parts from Rockland Ford on New County Road.
Additional charges are pending.
Fogel will make arrangements to return the sculpture to her home, police said.
The sculpture was crafted in 2008 by Prescott Studios in Santa Fe, N.M.
Haj said Fogel was "amazed the piece was found and very thankful."
Editor's note: This story has been revised. A dollar amount was attached to the sculpture in the previous version. The owner said that was not the correct value.
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