Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Man tried to sell 300 stolen veteran grave markers

Attempted sale of stolen Pa. veteran grave markers ends in arrest: police
By Steve Marroni
August 21, 2018

Roughly 300 grave markers for veterans went missing from some Pennsylvania cemeteries.
Ronald Cichenelli Jr., of Johnstown, is facing charges after police say he tried to sell 300 stolen veteran grave markers at a scrap-metal yard in Waterloo, New York. (Screenshot/WJAC)
But when police say a Johnstown man tried to sell the 1,000 pounds of brass at a scrap-metal yard, employees called the police.

State police started the investigation when they were alerted about a man trying to get cash for the grave markers in Waterloo, New York, the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat is reporting.

Employees at the recycling center noticed some of the grave marker were stamped with "Cambria County Ebensburg, PA," prompting them to alert the authorities, according to reports.
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