The West District RCMP is asking for the public's help in finding those responsible for the theft of a church bell in Kirkland, New Brunswick, about 30 kilometres southwest of Woodstock.

Woodstock RCMP

Police say sometime between July 16 and July 24, someone removed the bell from the top of the St. Paul's Anglican Church on Highway 540 in Kirkland. The theft was reported to the RCMP on Monday, according to Constable Alexandre Bonesso of the Woodstock Detachment.

Woodstock RCMP

The bell was found at a scrapyard in Fredericton on Tuesday, around noontime.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact the Woodstock RCMP at (506) 325-3000 or their local police.

Information can also be provided anonymously through New Brunswick Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIP212 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at