Arrest in cemetery theft in California |

Arrest in cemetery theft in California

Associated Press

COLMA, Calif. ” A Daly City woman is facing charges after police say they caught her stealing metal fixtures from a cemetery.

A spokesman for the Colma Police Department says officers arrested Kimberly Ann Baker after she was spotted by workers at the Italian Cemetery on Monday morning.

When officers took Baker into custody they say she had about 40 pounds of copper and bronze fixtures, including copper inserts that hold flowers, a bronze vase and a 12-foot copper drain pipe she had ripped from a building.

Police say the 43-year-old Baker was on probation for theft at the time of her arrest.

With 16 cemeteries in the city, Colma police are adding extra patrols to try to reduce the number of thefts at the city’s cemeteries.