Dozens of brass vases stolen from graves in Mahtomedi cemetery

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Authorities are investigating the theft of nearly 50 vases from graves at a cemetery in Mahtomedi, Fox 9 reports.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the head of maintenance at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery noticed the vases were missing. The employee estimated that the items were removed from the graves sometime between Saturday and Sunday.

The vases, which are each 10 inches high, have a diameter of four inches and vary in style. The vases have an estimated value of $200 each and the total loss is estimated at $10,000.

"I’m not exactly sure what sick mind would want to do that," Washington Country Sheriff Bill Hutton told the Star Tribune.

Sheriff's officials say they do not have any suspects yet, and are reaching out to other law enforcement agencies to find out if there have been any similar thefts in the metro area.

The Star Tribune says local recycling centers have been alerted of the thefts.

Fox 9 said that state law requires scrap yards or metal recycling centers to see a picture ID and log entries in case items are determined to be stolen.

The Washington County Sheriff's urge citizens who have information related to the theft or the location of the vases to call 651-430-7850. They can also send an email to sheriff@co.washington.mn.us.

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