Vestal Police Find Dozens of Stolen Grave Markers
Detectives investigating a Vestal burglary have discovered dozens of military grave markers that are believed to have been stolen.
Vestal police arrested two Broome County residents in connection with the theft of items from a Commerce Road business.
Investigators executed search warrants in the village of Endicott and found items linking the two suspects to the burglary.
In addition to the evidence in that case, police found a collection of United States military veteran and American Legion grave markers.
People with information about the stolen grave markers may contact detectives at 607.754.2477.
Authorities say 34-year-old Shane Karika of Castle Creek and 47-year-old Paul Huss of Endicott were charged with third-degree burglary. Karika also was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny. Police anticipate more charges will be filled against Huss.
Both men were arraigned in Vestal town court and sent to Broome County Jail.
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