Thieves Steal At Least 113 Bronze Vases From Newhall Cemetery

NEWHALL (CBS) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of more than 100 bronze vases from gravesites at a local cemetery.

According to authorities, at least 113 bronze flower vases, which were attached to headstones, have been stolen in July at Eternal Valley Memorial Park & Mortuary in Newhall. In the first reported theft, 100 vases were stolen on July 18. The second theft occurred on July 25 where between 13 and 15 vases were taken.

The vases have retail value of $125 each or more, bringing the total theft to at least $14, 125.

The thefts were the latest in a series of valuable metal thefts in the Santa Clarita Valley. In June, authorities say thieves stole a brass train whistle from the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society’s steam locomotive at William S. Hart Park. In addition, more than a dozen reports have been filed at the local Sheriff’s Station in the last few weeks by car owners reporting catalytic converters stolen from their vehicles.

Anyone with information regarding any of the thefts is urges to call Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detects at (661) 255-1121.

  • CHB

    Sorry but I can’t remember an economic situation so poor where people were routinely steeling base metals to recycle and make a few dollars. AC units, Copper wire and plumbing from vacant homes.

    Oh yeah, sorry I forget we’re in a recovery…..recovery summer….yeah that’s the ticket.

    • bob henning

      You forget that the ones doing the majority of the stealing are the same ones that are killing Californias Economy, Thank You Mexico.

      • JOSE_The Illegal

        Any time hommie….
        I am in a hurry because I need to play at the casino with my new EBT card..
        It feels great!

  • Juan

    Yeah, like the other two guys on the Drudge Report link caught stealing Guard Rails from roadways?

  • Smitt777

    I hope they are checking the people who would be buying metals even if the bronze, copper etc has been melted down. Can;t be many places to dispose of the stuff!

  • Aarroonn Fleszar

    Sure they did. Is “thieves” code for criminals with badges trying to cover up the real story?

    A military Coup took place with the introduction of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate.

    Obama is not the president, he’s the acting president. He disappeared for 2 weeks after his election win only to reappear looking exhausted sitting next to John McCain, with a bad poker face, for a press photo shoot. He has been turned into a Pentagon puppet ever since.

    What you’re about to learn is true and not embellished in anyway. Here’s what Obama, Osama, Biden, Bin Laden, the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists, and Sarah Palin have to do with the last election and the military’s overthrow of our government.

    • Ghost

      You are by far – the biggest nutcase. What institution did you break out of? Go back and get medicated. Do us all a favor and stay there.

    • wildbill6996

      Was that DRUG that bad ?????

    • sopwith

      PLEASE get back on your meds NOW Fleszer before we have to take you away. We can’t afford to commit you.

    • Scott

      This guy needs to be reported to the authorites. Wait, never mind – they wouldn’t do anything anyway.

  • Mimi Leach

    Could you please spell “cemetery” correctly in your title?

    • Frank J

      It is correct…idiot

  • Speedy Gonzalez


    • bossou

      lol ur right ,if it involes work they r the ones. if a gun or a flash mob is involed its other.

    • Guess Who

      Any other place and I’d say knee gross.

  • August

    The Russian people did the same thing before their country’s complete collapse…

    • yes..


    • Kristin

      Ahhh, the osfront

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  • josenot

    Olny an illegal would stoop that low

    • JOSE_The Illegal

      josenot…Relax… just keep working hard so I can continue collecting my Welfare check, and my EBT Card….
      By the way… I am on my way to have a decent dinner at Jack in the Box..payment method… of course EBT Card brother,,,,
      Hasta la Vista!!!! LOL!!

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  • Locust have arrived

    What a nation we have become.
    Diversity really is our strength(?). And this is only the beginning.
    God help us when the people who build civilizations are reduced to a complete minority then gone.
    We are Egypt, India. . .

  • nbody

    Brilliant, nuanced reply, Ghost.

  • Martin Telnic

    Illegal aliens are the culprits in these petty metal thefts

  • Gibbs Bentley

    “Hell is other people.”
    – Jean-Paul Sartre —

  • PJ White

    Mex1cans are ruining this country for us all. Thanks liberals! You stupid Cali voters are getting exactly what you deserve!

  • PJ White

    Juan … go back to where you came from!

  • Guest Worker inc.

    I had one of my spec homes stripped of copper plumbing and wire. Leaving behind more than $15,000. in damage for a few hundred dollars

    Yes it was the local MBA students looking to buy books…No it was the illegals ! Many who have turned to stealing metals to sell to recycle centers, after the construction jobs have disappeared
    Of course the cops are to lazy or burdened go to the buyer. Nope they to busy collecting traffic fines all day .

    Go to any recycle center and watch the trucks pull up and all the home wire and copper pipes falling out the back. No question asked.

    This trend of stealing copper and other metals is sweeping through the country and success will only bred more acts of vandalism and theft..

  • BikerBen

    Illegals from Mexico have to make a living when there are no crops to pick. This is just another job Americans won’t do.

  • will shank

    Been reading Kafka, have we?

    • Media Covering for Kenyan Exposed

    • Aaron

      Not Kafka. This suggestion is way too swift, clear, and tied to reality to be Kafkaesque. “Biblical” would be a more appropriate descriptor, as interpreted by the Medieval mind…

      • Rick Swartzentrover

        Well we can’t all be Neanderthal like you. What would you do to them, Give then an award for being immoral like all liberals are? BTW Biblical is only a putdown to God- hating mindless bigots who’s faith is to impotent to believe in anyone other then themselves. Don’t worry some day (just like your tiny manhood) it will grow and you can join the Human Race.

  • Heart of Darkness

    Really people , the home of the new brave now reduced to illegals stealing the bronze out of a cemetery ! What’s next, having graves dug up for estate jewelry.

    This is our country. Stop letting the elite teaching you that it belongs to the world and we are only time share tenants in our own homes.

  • Joe Schmoe

    But Rick, what about their “Civil Rights”? I can hear the radical left wing advocates now.

  • Joe Schmoe

    Time to start controlling the metal buyers.

  • John

    Digging up graves IS the next “logical” step. I saw it in the Caribbean where the “locals” have broken open above-ground graves to try and find/steal any jewelry from the long-dead European settlers from many, many years ago….leaving caskets broken and lying around in the cemeteries. It was very disturbing to see. Same with the illegals in the USA. They have no real connection to the culture or the people, so they will take anything that is, or is not, bolted down. That is the reality.

  • doc

    Have these people doing this crime have no shame?

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