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Police Arrest Man Responsible For Stealing Flower Urns From South Jersey Cemetery

By Jericka Duncan

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) – Cherry Hill Police say the man responsible for stealing more than 200 flower urns from Locustwood Memorial Park Cemetery was an employee.

Investigators have arrested 23-year-old Matthew McGrenehan of Malaga, New Jersey. Police say while at the R. Fanelle and Son Recycling Yard in Camden, detectives uncovered information which led to the arrest of McGrenehan.

Officials say the suspect confessed to the thefts, which started in early December. McGrenehan was charged with 2nd degree theft along with a possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Police say they found Percocet pills on McGrenehan when they made the arrest Friday.

Several people at the cemetery said they were there to make sure none of their loved ones had become victims. “I came out here to check on my mother and father’s gravesite,” said one man. “Nothing has been moved or touched here.”


One Comment

  1. missy says:


  2. Bill says:

    good one Jeff, I like that…….Bill

    1. Anon513 says:

      Yes, that is a good one. Do a ‘Carie’ on him. lol

  3. Jeff says:


    Just once I want to create a fake grave with a mechanical dummy under it and put expensive looking things around the graveside. I’d rig it so that if a thief picks anything up the dummy’s arms will burst through the ground and grab the punk.

  4. Anon513 says:

    Good job CHP. That’s shameful.

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