Ed Sullivan Statue Stolen from Television Academy NR14365dm

September 30, 2014

October 2, 2014

 The statue of Ed Sullivan was recovered today in good condition by LAPD North Hollywood detectives.  This is still an ongoing investigation.

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Area burglary detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible for grand theft.

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, a statue of Ed Sullivan was taken from atop its pedestal at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza, located in the 5200 block of Lankershim Boulevard.
The solid bronze statue weighs around 20 pounds and stands 1 foot 6 inches tall.  It was being displayed in an outdoor exhibit, along with several other classic television personalities and television pioneers in the Hall of Fame Plaza.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact North Hollywood burglary detectives at 818-623-4081.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”