Thefts from cemetery leads to arrest

PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) - Prince George County Police have arrested two women in connection with larcenies that spanned over the last two months at Southlawn Memorial Cemetery.

Arrested were 49-year-old Laura Faye Grammer of Petersburg and 23-year-old Tiffany Elizabeth Wade of Colonial Heights.

Grammer is charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, and destruction of cemetery property.

Wade has been charged with petit larceny and destruction of cemetery property. Both were taken into custody and are at Riverside Regional Jail.

Police were alerted of the thefts Tuesday by the caretakers of the cemetery. Items taken included solar lights, artificial flowers, and other memorial items placed at individual graves by loved ones.

During the course of the investigation detectives discovered that the individuals may also be responsible for other thefts at cemeteries in the Tri-City area.

Many of the stolen items have been recovered and efforts are being made by the police to return the items to its rightful owners.

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