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40 'brass fixtures' stolen from Port Neches cemetery

The thief dumped the flowers onto the ground before stealing the fixtures, some of which also contained American flags.

PORT NECHES, Texas — Police in Port Neches are looking for whoever burglarized a cemetery and stole more than 40 brass fixtures in the last couple days.

A person or persons stole about 40 brass fixtures from the Oak Bluff Memorial Park in the 600 block of Block Street in  Port Neches according to a Facebook post from the Port Neches Police Department.

The theft happened some time the night of July 8, 2020 or in the early morning hours of July 9 the post said.

The fixtures are used for displaying flowers at grave sites.

The person, or persons, dumped the flowers onto the ground before stealing the fixtures, some of which also contained American flags the post said.

Police are asking  anyone with information about the crime to call Detective  Thompson at 409-719-4239.

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This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

From the Port Neches Police Department…

Sometime overnight between July 8, 2020 and July 9, 2020, unknown suspect(s) entered Oak Bluff Memorial Park (618 Block) and stole an estimated 40 brass fixtures used for displaying flowers at a loved one’s grave site.

The suspect(s) dumped the flowers, some of which contained American flags, on the ground prior to stealing the fixtures.

If you have ANY information at all regarding this felony offense, please contact Detective Thompson at 409-719-4239, email sthompson@ci.port-Neches.tx.us, or contact Crime Stoppers - 833Tips.com.

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