|This American Indian ceremonial basket was reported stolen from the Lake County Museum in Lakeport, Calif. Courtesy photo.|
LAKEPORT, Calif. – The Lakeport Police Department said Thursday that it’s investigating the theft of an American Indian ceremonial basket from the Lake County Museum.
Linda Lake, the curator for the museum – located at 255 N. Main St. – reported the basket was discovered missing from its display case at around 10 a.m. Thursday, July 26. It was reported to Lakeport Police later that afternoon, according to Lakeport Police Sgt. Kevin Odom.
Odom said the exact time frame of the theft is being investigated.
The missing basket is approximately 6 to 8 centimeters in size and made of mallard feathers, meadowlark feathers, quail plumes and shell beads, police reported. Its estimated value is more than $1,000.
The Lakeport Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with locating the stolen basket.
Anyone with information regarding its whereabouts should contact the Lakeport Police at 707-263-5491.