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Arizona man arrested on suspicion of stealing grave markers


October 25, 2019

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona authorities have arrested a man suspected of stealing more than 1,700 brass grave markers from a Litchfield Park cemetery and selling them for profit.

Catlin James Hessler, 31, faces 10 felony counts of trafficking in stolen property, but Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies suspect him in more thefts, according to a court docket.

Deputies suspect Hessler stole 1,770 brass grave markers, but 1,670 remain missing, authorities said. White Tanks Cemetery employees use them to mark the graves.

The markers are about the size of a hockey puck and are...

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