Thefts hit Reynolds Township Cemetery

By Daily News • Last Updated 2:45 pm on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Since Memorial Day approximately 19 large brass flag holders from veterans’ grave sites have been stolen from the Reynolds Township Cemetery — Courtesy photo

HOWARD CITY — The Howard City Police Department is asking for public assistance with its investigation of multiple thefts from the Reynolds Township Cemetery on Almy Road.

There have been repeat thefts from a family grave plot at the cemetery. About two weeks ago the victim reported that someone had stolen two large Rose of Sharon bushes from the family plot. These were well-established plants approximately 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall. The suspect(s) needed to dig them out with a large root ball.

The victim replaced these bushes this recent Sunday with new young rose bushes. These were stolen as well and discovered Wednesday morning. Due to foot prints in the wet grass, it is believed this happen possibly Tuesday night to Wednesday morning.

The police department asking for help with this very disrespectful crime. Someone may notice a family member or neighbor planting new rose bushes.

There also has be theft of war veteran medallions/flag holders. The local Veteran of Foreign Wars Post reports since Memorial Day someone has stolen approximately 19 large brass flag holders from veterans’ grave sites. These medallions were believed to have been stolen for scrap value. The police department is asking for assistance in this crime as well.

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