Man Arrested in Glen Burnie Gravesite Thefts

Investigators arrested a Pasadena man in connection with the theft of property from a Glen Burnie graveyard.

Anne Arundel County police arrested a Pasadena man after investigating thefts from several gravesites at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Glen Burnie.

Investigators looking into the theft of several bronze vases and markers, which occurred over the summer of 2012, found information that led them to recover some of the missing markers. Several of the stolen pieces belonged to the graves of World War II veterans, according to police.

The recovered pieces led to the arrest of Dustin Landon Grogan, 42, who is charged with felony theft.

Get local stories delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter

Geoffrey Atkinson February 18, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Why the recyclers are allowed to remain in business (much less are not behind bars) is a mystery. I always wonder what story was given to the scrap yard when the guy(s) who have sawed off all of the guard rails along I-195 in Catonsville showed up with their loot. Probably the same outfit that accepts grave markers.
Relaxing February 18, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Seriously these criminals should receive tough sentence and work camp. Did they catch the person who stole $80k worth of heat pumps from a church? No morals or values for even cemeteries and churches. Very sad Accepting goods at a recycle place or pawn shop should raise flags too.
justbeachy February 19, 2013 at 06:22 AM
I have emailed Barbara Mikilski's ofc about this, along with a copy of this story; I will let you know what kinda response I receive. I hope that particular attention is paid to the fact that they have identified some of these items as belonging to the graves of World War II veterans. Something needs to be done. Thought this would be a good place to start. :-)
justbeachy February 19, 2013 at 06:23 AM
Correction: Barbara Mikulski, not Mikilski. My bad!
t.a.m February 26, 2013 at 03:24 AM
I already thought that the pawn shops and recycle business's legally turn in these items and folks anyway as stated. This guy is just as low as they come, hard to say why and what he was up to, surely he wont be the last person to do this. Interested in what Ms Mikulski's response will be.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »