Skip to comments.3 NJ Women Arrested For Stealing 380 Grave Markers
Posted on 06/06/2011 5:09:08 PM PDT by maine yankee
CINNAMINSON, N.J. (CBS) Three New Jersey women are behind bars for a crime, that is becoming more and more common according to police. Authorities say they stole brass markers from the graves of veterans at local cemeteries, and sold the stolen markers to a scrap yard. Authorities tell Eyewitness News the suspects needed drug money.
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Bring back public flogging and the stockades.
For some, there is no other way to learn.
The scrap yard owners need to be held just as accountable.
I’m hoping the scrapyards turned them in.
Haven’t you been watching TV, Jersey can go pretty low.
Not that scrap owner, he called the cops. But this keeps going on because there is a market for the markers and urns. I agree with public flogging. Where is Charles Bronson when you need him?
I had a basement full of copper piping ripped out of my late father-in-laws house. I called the scrapyard they don’t want to be bothered.
In this case the scrapyard owner turned them in and risked $1500 by paying them and he may or may not get the money back.
I agree. and the libs can’t say it cruel or unusual because we’ve done it in the past.
Another pet peeve of mine involves stealing baby markers. The type of small stone of small lambs and little angels. I read an article a few months back that these stolen items are the newest “accessory” to your garden. I understand that these babies have been deceased for generations (sometimes a hundred years or more) but there should still be a respect for the dead. Just because parents didn’t grieve over the death of this child yesterday, doesn’t make it acceptable in my book. Of course, I was probably just raised differently.
Why the heck would anyone buy veteran’s grave markers? I hope they were under a pile of metal and he didn’t see them.
People can go much lower than the vast majority of us would ever believe possible.
He bought them and then turned them in. He could have simply turned them away and they would have found a less honorable scrap yard owner.
The scape yard that bought them is just as guilty and they are then ones that need to pay to replace each and everyone.
Thank goodness this scrapyard dealer was honest. There was a recent story about some historical bell being stolen. I thought, what kind of lowlife DOES that, and what kind of POS junk dealer PAID for it? Don’t these “dealers” get suspicious when some meth head comes in with obviously stolen copper wire, pipes, etc.?
If you think about it the yard owner actually strengthened the case against the perps. Scrapyards generally don’t give cash over a few bucks so somebody signed a name and got a check.
At least a couple of times a year this sort of dumbazz tries to steal the overhead copper caternary from some abandoned Norfolk Southern trackage....not realizing that the wires are still very live.
The survivors are prosecuted.
So far, no prosecutions.
No recidivism either.
That $1500 went straight to the friendly neighborhood meth dealer.
The scrap dealer, should have just made an excuse, stepped away and called the police at that time.
I was watching "American Picker" one night, and they had found an very,very old cross from a cemetery, can't remember if it had a name. They bought it because of course they could sell at a profit to some decorator, disgusting, and he thought it was cool. Don't watch them anymore
Anyway, I think there really should be a law on dealing in grave markers, just as Ivory tusks. There is no need in anyone owning these things.
The very old grave markers are beautiful and I love seeing them. What despicable people to steal these things.
During my time in the Coast Guard stationed up in Maine we would run across Buoy's missing their bells,and gongs. low life's would cut them off with a torch and then sell the brass or metal they were made of. that was back in the 60s I was aboard a Buoy tender then.
He was 15, lied about his age and enlisted in the Merchant Marines.....served about 6mths before they discharged him. But he did see action.
Ah...my plot to remove respect for the military is working. Next step is to cut funding. I’m sure these people will support that.
And that certainly seems to be the most appropriate penalty for this despicable crime.
Agreed. Wonder if the police were on the ball and got the perps before they cashed the check?
Twofer. provides amusement and eliminates a..holes from the population.
The only time I brought scrap to a dealer, they made a copy of my driver’s license, inspected and weighed the stuff (brass and copper), gave me a slip, and I fed that into an on-site ATM machine which doled out the cash. That was the only ATM I ever saw that had $100 bills in it.
So, yes, they do keep track of who brings them stuff.
power company employees work on energized lines all the time - just a matter of training.
>> “The scape yard that bought them is just as guilty and they are then ones that need to pay to replace each and everyone.” <<
As usual, you’re an idiot.
The scrap yard is who turned them in. They knowingly took a loss to do what was right.
I would love to make a donation to the scrapyard owner.
brutal times 3.
My incident happened 2 years ago and I know copper theft has increased drastically since then. So it is good to hear the scrapyard is doing the right thing. Or it could be the publicity made them do the right thing.
We’ve been seeing a large number of metal thefts around here as well.
They’re cutting copper out of street wiring in our community. Shor tcircuting the electicity etc.
I enjoy the Pawn shop shows. Most seem to be very respectable in their dealings.
The Pawn Stars episode on last night had a guy who had some matches that featured a strike strip on the Hitler cartoon that you used to light the matches. The Pawnbroker said: “I don’t deal in Nazi merchandise”. But it was a WWII item that made fun of Hitler.