A reward has been offered for information which will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft of the Luna and relic of St. Patrick of Ireland from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill, Nebraska. The O’Neill Police Department is investigating the theft from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where the Luna, which contains the relic of St. Patrick of Ireland, was taken from inside the Church. The relic is a small piece of red cloth with a small piece of bone from St. Patrick. On the relic is a small label stating “St. Patricius.” The Luna and relic were noticed missing on 02-08-2017. The Luna was taken from the reliquary, which contains the monstrance, which held the Luna.
If you have any information, please call the Nebraska Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-422-1494 Or you can report this crime from your computer or smartphone, through the Nebraska Crime Stoppers webpage at www.nebraskacrimestoppers.com, by simply clicking on the tab, “Leave a Tip.” By utilizing a crime stoppers program in your area, you can remain anonymous and you may be eligible for reward money if the information given leads to an arrest or conviction.