Ohio police make arrest in grave ornament thefts

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio are seeking the public’s help to identify owners of grave ornaments and markers found at the home of a suspected cemetery thief.

Photos publicized by Sandusky police show dozens of the items, including benches and flower pots. Investigators say they’ve found items stolen from cemeteries in northern Ohio and southern Michigan.

The Sandusky Register (http://bit.ly/14VYw9j ) reports investigators received complaints about missing urns, benches and trees at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky. They used a potted palm tree as bait and tracked it with an electronic monitoring device and surveillance cameras to identify who took it.

They arrested 23-year-old Jeffrey Huey of Clyde, who was jailed on theft and other charges. Court records did not list an attorney for him.

It’s not clear why the items were taken.


Information from: Sandusky Register, http://www.sanduskyregister.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=frontpage?frontpage

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