"Ohio police: Grave markers stolen as scrap metal"
June 8, 2012, 6:43 a.m. EDT
"CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in eastern Ohio have arrested a man suspected of stealing more than 100 brass plaques and markers from veterans' graves to sell them as scrap metal.
Police say a thief caused thousands of dollars in damage at cemeteries in Carroll, Columbiana, Stark and Tuscarawas (tus-kuh-RAW'-uhs) counties. Deputies found some of the markers had been split into pieces or ground down.
The Carroll County sheriff's office worked with Canton police and Stark County deputies to track down a 43-year-old man who was stopped by officers and taken into custody this week.
The suspect is expected to face felony theft, vandalism and other charges."