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UPDATE: Copper Plaques Stolen from Maplewood Richmond Heights HS Recovered

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Police say the suspect cut the bronze plaques into 35-40 pieces before selling them to the scrape company.

Police say the suspect cut the bronze plaques into 35-40 pieces before selling them to the scrape company.

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MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) - Police in Maplewood have arrested a man accused of stealing two bronze plaques from Maplewood Richmond Heights High School Monday.

Detectives say a 63 year old St. Louis man cut up the two plaques into 35 to 40 pieces then sold them to a St. Louis scrape company.

Each plaque was roughly 12-x-18 inches and welcomed visitors to the MRH High School-Middle School campus.

The case was forwarded to the St. Louis County Persecuting Attorney’s office. Charges are pending.

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