Police: Bronze grave marker stolen

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 24, 2011

ROCKWELL — A temporary grave marker was reported stolen Wednesday morning from Brook Hill Memorial Gardens in Rockwell.
According to the report from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, the 50-pound bronze marker was worth $800.
June Isaman, who works at the cemetery located at 8625 U.S. 52, reported that the theft occurred between 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday.
The temporary grave marker is a 24-inch by 12-inch block with slide-on letters, Isaman said Friday. It wasn’t the only one on display at Brook Hill Memorial Gardens at the time, but no others were taken or tampered with.
“We were just shocked,” she said. “When the permanent marker comes in, we’re hoping they’ll leave it alone.”