TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Mt. Lebanon police charge Carrick men with cemetery theft

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, 7:12 p.m.
 

Mt. Lebanon police charged a pair of Carrick men with stealing nearly $4,000 worth of bronze vases from gravestones in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery over the summer.

Jason J. Olups and Nathan E. Walz, both 35, were charged Sept. 27 with theft, receiving stolen property and desecration of venerated objects. Police spokesman Lt. Aaron Lauth said the men stole at least 10 decorative bronze vases from the cemetery in June, selling them as scrap for about $3,700 to support a drug habit.

Detectives canvassed nearby scrapyards until they found one that had taken in a load of vases matching the description of the ones stolen from the cemetery, Lauth said. They were then able to identify Walz and Olups and arrest them, he said.

Walz was arraigned Wednesday and released on his own recognizance; court records do not show whether Olups had been released.

Add Matthew Santoni to your Google+ circles.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Penguins’ Letang leaves hospital, ‘day-to-day’ with concussion
  2. NFL coaches weigh in on Polamalu’s legacy
  3. Starkey: Next frontier for Steelers offense
  4. Building damaged, no injuries after Fayette recycling center fire
  5. Shortfalls sabotage promise of union retirees’ pensions
  6. Pirates pitchers finding success with expanded strike zone
  7. Mt. Lebanon native, Iraq war hero’s action goes unrewarded
  8. South Side house part of former Steeler’s end game
  9. Alvarez latest in Pirates’ revolving door at first base
  10. Pitt’s Amara offers Vision of hope
  11. From sticks to pucks, Mt. Pleasant collector wields power of the Pens