Councilman’s camel still missing
Missing camel. (Submitted Photo)
Berwick Town Councilman Greg Roussel’s nativity camel remained missing this morning despite multiple phone calls from residents who thought they may have found it.
Roussel said he’s “90 percent sure it’s kids” who took the yard decoration the day after Christmas.
The camel is 3 feet by 4 feet and is in a resting position.
Roussel said it’s part of a growing nativity scene that he purchases a piece of each year for his wife’s birthday. The camel is no longer available, so he won’t be able to replace it.
Berwick Assistant Chief David Leonard reported that the camel was worth about $300. Roussel said if he wanted to file charges, it would be a felony theft.
However, he isn’t interested in filing charges. He said he just wants the camel returned in good condition.
Roussel said he has received three calls with tips on the camel, but none panned out. In addition, he said he has gotten several other calls from friends inquiring about the camel after seeing the story in various newspapers and on television.
If the camel is returned in good condition, charges will not be filed, Leonard said. It can be dropped off anonymously at the police or fire departments.
Anyone with information on the missing yard art is asked to call the Berwick Police Department or Roussel at 985-384-5261.