Unusual Collection of Disney Bronze Bars Found in Fremont

Some Disney aficionado lost a hunk of bronze “character bars,” pristinely wrapped in plastic, and Fremont police detectives are hoping to find the rightful owner.

Police on Wednesday posted images of the Donald Duck, Elvis Presley and Lone Ranger palm-sized rectangular decorative souvenirs on Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook hoping that whoever owns the collection will come to claim it.

Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said they were found during the course of a residential burglary, and that detectives believe there's a "strong likelihood" they were stolen. Bosques didn't want to say too much, but detectives found the bronze bars during a probation search in Hayward. A suspect was arrested on unrelated charges. She declined to say more.

As for how much the collection costs? Police aren't sure. On eBay, similar items sell for $20 to $50. But Bosques said the souvenirs are likely significant to the collector who is now without them. And she's hoping that owner will come forward to help police piece together the larger investigation.

Anyone who has information should call the investigations unit at 510-790-6900 or email lostandfound@fremont.gov.

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