SAN ANTONIO -- To men were arrested for allegedly stealing brass vases from a local cemetery.
Police say 50-year-old Nelson Schilling and 43-year-old Michael Alvarado are charged with metal theft. Officers were dispatched to Mission Burial Park South in the 1700 block of Southeast Military Drive Thursday evening after police received a report about some suspicious persons. When officers arrived, they found two men who were in possession of brass vases like those used on gravestones.
The officers recognized the description of the men from a report several months ago dealing with metal theft. Police said detectives were able to locate information they believe links the pair to thefts of vases worth as much as $12,000.