Scottsdale police offer reward for information in alleged memorabilia theft

Bob Ruth’s autographed baseball was one of the 34 stolen from Don & Charlie’s restaurant on March 27. (Submitted photo)

The Scottsdale Police Department and Silent Witness have announced a reward of up to $11,000 for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect(s) of a recent alleged theft at Don and Charlie’s Restaurant involving high value baseball memorabilia.

Scottsdale Patrol Officers were dispatched to a burglary alarm call at Don & Charlie’s Restaurant, 7501 E Camelback in Scottsdale, around 2 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, according to a police report.

When officers arrived, they discovered that the front glass door had been smashed and 33 Hall of Fame autographed baseballs had been stolen from a trophy case, according to a press release.

Police say the following autographed baseballs, with an estimated value of $200,000 to $600,000, are missing: Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron, Bob Uecker, Eddie Mathews, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Willie Mays, Bob Feller, Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Bob Gibson, Rod Carew, Al Kaline, Joe DiMaggio and Ralph Kiner.,

Other autographed baseballs missing include ones from Harmon Killebrew, Robin Yount, Juan Marichal, Tom Seaver, Stan Musial, Sandy Koufax, Ernie Banks, Don Drysdale, Billy Williams, Enos Slaughter, Jim Palmer, Paul Molitor, Ryne Sandberg, Brooks Robinson, Lou Brock, Fergie Jenkins and Willie McCovey.

At this point in the ongoing investigation, police say there is not any suspect information or other details available to release.

Anyone with information related to this case or encountering any of the listed items can call the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000. For anonymous tips, please call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 (W-I-T-N-E-S-S) or visit the Silent Witness website at

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