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Dennis the Menace statue repaired after being found at bottom of Roberts Lake

MONTEREY, Calif. (KION-TV)- UPDATE ON MARCH 14, 2023 AT 12:23 PM- The Dennis the Menace statue that was found at the bottom of a lake in Seaside has now been fully repaired.

Back in late August the Dennis the Menace statue had its leg cut off and was reported missing for months.

The City of Monterey announced Tuesday that all repairs have been completed.

Dennis the Menace statue recovered at bottom of Roberts Lake in Seaside

UPDATE ON FEB. 8, 2023 AT 3:12 PM- The Monterey County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday afternoon that the Dennis the Menace statue has been recovered.

Sheriff Tina Nieto said told members of the media that Dennis number four was found submerged in Roberts Lake on Del Monte Boulevard. Monterey Police received an anonymous tip Wednesday that said Dennis was at the bottom of the lake.

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office Dive Team performed the recovery of the statue.

The statue had been stolen since August 2022. Law officials believe this is the one stolen in August because it had a sawed foot.

Law officials say if whoever did this is caught they will receive felony grand theft. The parks department will decide if there will be future things in place to prevent the theft of the statue, again.

'Dennis the Menace' statue stolen again from Monterey park

The City of Monterey says the bronze Dennis the Menace park statue has been stolen again.

The city says it happened at some point early Sunday morning and was taken from Dennis the Menace Park at 777 Pearl Street. The statue was on a concrete base, but a grinder was used to cut the foot.

The statue is around 3 feet high and weighs 125 pounds, says the city. The statue is worth $10,000.

The original statue was stolen back in October of 2006, and a new statue was made in 2007. It was found in Florida in 2015.

City Manager Hans Uslar said, “The Dennis the Menace statue has a well-earned characterization as 'a symbol of the goodness and happiness of the City’ and we are all very disappointed to see criminals have taken it once again. Hundreds of daily visitors enjoyed the cheerful welcome by Dennis the Menace. We are still hoping to recover the statue.”

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