Each year families remember and honor their deceased loved ones by placing flower arrangements on their graves. Unfortunately this time proves ripe for thieves who scour county cemeteries looking for things to steal.
The Sequoyah County Sheriff's office has received numerous reports of stolen flowers at local cemeteries. "It saddens me that people steal flowers from a grave site," commented Sheriff Ron Lockhart.
Lockhart added that deputies will increase their patrolling of area cemeteries over the next few weeks during this time of decoration and remembrance. Anyone caught stealing items from a cemetery will be charged with larceny.
Anyone with information about any theft is asked to please call their local law enforcement agency.
"Please give respect to grave sites," concluded Lockhart.
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