Flags stolen from roadside memorial

Flags stolen from roadside memorial
Two of the three flags flying at the David Dewett Memorial off of the Pacific Coast Highway were stolen Monday.

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COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- Someone decided they needed flags more than a memorial along Highway 101 in Coos County.

State police were called to the David Dewett Memorial off of the Pacific Coast Highway Monday evening, after two flags were found missing from the memorial.

Lt. Steven Smartt from OSP says Coos Bay police also responded, just in case it was related to the vandalism that has happened at the Mingus Park veterans memorial.

At this point, officials say they won't know if the incidents are related until they examine evidence collected at the flag site.

State police say the investigation is ongoing.