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.