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Mother’s Day Flowers Stolen From Grave – Two People Arrested

A man placed some flowers at his finance’s parents’ grave site at the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery , on Sunday for Mother’s Day.

Travis Lapell / Taiya Armer
Ballston Spa Police Dept. Twitter

Later, he went back to the cemetery to reseed the grass by the grave, from he, and his fiancé, Janice Starteri, installed a hummingbird decoration and planted the flowers. That’s when he allegedly saw a couple of people take them, and put them into their pickup truck. He also noticed that the couple may have been taking items from other grave sites. In the story from News 10 ABC, the man gave a call to the Ballston Spa Police Department about what the couple allegedly did.

He followed them, and then waited for the police to get there. That’s when they arrested 41-year-old Taiya Armer and 32-year-old Travis Lapell, and charged them with Petit Larceny, and there may also be more charges against them.

If anyone that may have had items stolen from a grave site at the Village Cemetery, the Ballston Spa Police Department wants to know about it. You can call them at 518-885-5033.

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