Police sergeant has firm words for person who stole decorations

STANTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A life-long Powell County resident who also happens to be a police sergeant has some firm words for someone who stole some of Stanton’s Christmas decorations during the weekend.

The word of Sgt. Ian Morton, posted on the Stanton Police Department’s Facebook page, sum up his feelings pretty succinctly.

“As a lifelong resident of Powell County, people have always asked what can we do for the community, for the children, to make our little town better. A simple question, one that the Kiwanis Club of Powell County, in conjunction with Stanton Tourism, responded with by purchasing all the nice Christmas lights you see around our town. I know my children have enjoyed them immensely and each year they have improved on those lights, getting bigger and better,” Morton wrote.

“However, on Saturday, December 19th, some nincompoop decided to cut down one of these lights, a 7-foot-tall light up nutcracker, and steal it. The Stanton Police Department is investigating this felony theft and are reviewing security footage of that location and time of the theft,” he continued.

“As a police officer, a father and a citizen of Powell County, I ask all of you for any information on this cowardly theft of not only property but joy from our community. If you know something, please say something. If you are the culprit(s), you have an opportunity to come forward now and the potential for felony charges may be be avoided. If anyone has information, please contact our Powell County Dispatch Center at 606-663-4116. Pictured below is the missing Christmas light. Thank you and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone,” he concluded.

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