Bronze plaques taken from veterans’ graves were sold to a recycling center

hot springs pd facebook page Bronze plaques taken from veterans graves were sold to a recycling center

Two grave plaques were sold to a local recycling center in Hot Springs, Arkansas. (Photo courtesy Hot Springs Police Department Facebook page)

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Police in Hot Springs say they’ve confirmed at least one of two bronze plaques taken from the graves of U.S. Army veterans was stolen.

Police Officer Joey Williams told KATV that a relative of Gary Garrett contacted police after the department posted the case on its Facebook page .

Williams says plaques from the graves of Garrett and Winiford Thompson were taken to a recycling center, where an employee suspected they were stolen and purchased them, then contacted police.

Williams said investigators are still searching for relatives of Thompson.

He said police have information about the person who sold the plaques, but no arrests have been announced.

The Hot Springs Police Department is still looking for any information related to this case. If you do have any, please call them or Det. Jessup at 501-321-6789 ext. 6716.

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