UPDATE: The theft of a concrete bench and a concrete ornament from a grave, valued at $250 and $20 respectively, occurred prior to 7:57 AM on Wednesday, September 21st at the Oakridge Cemetery.
Multiple ornaments were stolen from graves in the Oakridge Cemetery recently.
Between the hours of 8:00pm on Saturday, September 17th and 10:00am on Sunday, September 18th, eight ornaments were stolen from a grave in the cemetery. These ornaments are valued at a total of $280. Also, sometime prior to Monday, September 19th, seven ornaments were stolen from another grave in the cemetery. These are valued at $300.
Effingham City Police are investigating the matter.