Stolen nativity statue returned in Smithtown

The Baby Jesus nativity statue stolen from the Smithtown Library on Christmas Eve has been returned. Nesconset resident Ronnie Siwulec says he spotted the statue

SMITHTOWN - The Baby Jesus nativity statue stolen from the Smithtown Library on Christmas Eve has been returned. Nesconset resident Ronnie Siwulec says he spotted the statue on his front lawn yesterday and thought it was trash. When he picked it up, he realized it was the Baby Jesus statue.Siwulec, a Nesconset firefighter, says he remembered hearing something about a stolen nativity statue. He checked into it and then brought it to Smithtown Town Hall. The library has displayed a nativity scene during the holidays since 1974. It is set up by the owners of the nearby Branch Funeral Home, who says it is happy that the statue has been returned.

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