Memorial Medallions Recovered, Man Arrest after Vandalism
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise police say they have arrested a man accused of prying medallions off of a newly dedicated memorial honoring Vietnam War veterans.
Police arrested 29-year-old Raymond Rubalcaba, of Boise, on Tuesday after getting a tip from someone who received a Marine Corp medallion from a relative. The tipster believed it had been stolen from the memorial. Officers responded and found four other military service medallions in Rubalcaba's possession, as well as three baggies of meth.
Rubalcaba faces felony charges for grand theft and drug possession. Meanwhile, officers are now asking for help finding the remaining medallion. Hundreds of people had attended the memorial's dedication ceremony on May 30. The monument includes the names of 217 Idaho residents who died in Vietnam between 1961 and 1975.