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Boise Man Charged With Stealing Medallions From Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Raymond Rubalcaba, 29, is charged with grand theft and possession of a controlled substance. - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • Ada County Sheriff's Office
  • Raymond Rubalcaba, 29, is charged with grand theft and possession of a controlled substance.


A Boise man is behind bars, accused of a felony in connection with the theft of medallions from Boise's Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Earlier this week, Boise police said that six custom-made medallions, representing each of the branches of the armed forces and costing about $3,350 each, had been been pried from the granite of the recently unveiled Vietnam Memorial in the city's Veterans Memorial Park.

BPD officers received a tip who said a relative had given him a unique Marine Corps medallion, thought to be one of the stolen medallions. Soon thereafter, Boise police interviewed a male suspect and discovered five of the medallions were in his possession. Additionally, police said the suspect was in possession of three baggies containing a substance that was tested and presumed positive for meth.

Raymond Rubalcaba, 29, of Boise, was booked into the Ada County Jail on a charge of grand theft and possession of a controlled substance.

Meanwhile, Boise police are still asking for the public's help in finding the final missing medallion, described as bronze and emblazoned with the words "Republic of Vietnam Service." Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

Photograph of missing medallion. - COURTESY BOISE POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • Courtesy Boise Police Department
  • Photograph of missing medallion.