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Sirens & Gavels Catholic Cemeteries of Spokane archive

MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010

Charges filed in gravesite flower thefts

Felony charges have been filed against a Spokane man accused of stealing Memorial Day flowers from gravesites and selling them outside his home. Robert P. Sullivan, 45, is due in court this month after prosecutors filed second-degree theft and first-degree trafficking in stolen property charges...

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Jim Falkner, executive director of Catholic Cemeteries of Spokane, holds  one of the 61 Memorial Day planters that were recovered among those stolen over the past 10 days. The flowers are now on the shelves in the greenhouse at Holy Cross Cemetery.  (Dan Pelle)

Still no arrests in gravesite flower thefts

A woman who sold Memorial Day flowers stolen from Catholic cemeteries told Spokane police she didn't know the items were stolen. The woman, who has not been arrested, said she got the flower pots from a relative, police said today. But police determined the flowers...

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