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Authorities Investigate Thefts from Veterans' Graves in Olmsted Co.

Updated: 05/16/2014 8:30 PM
Created: 05/16/2014 12:23 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

Authorities are investigating after 35 brass poles were stolen from veterans' grave sites in Oronoco in broad daylight.

KSTP sister-station KAAL reports the poles went missing Wednesday around 5:40 p.m. The poles are meant to act as a symbol for those who were in the military.

Olmsted County Sheriff Captain Scott Behrns called it a "despicable act."

Behrns said they have a suspect in mind, but are still investigating.

A similar crime was committed in Goodhue County earlier this month, KAAL reports.


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