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Man arrested after allegedly stealing urns from cemetery

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A man who allegedly stole urns from a Pearl City cemetery has been arrested.

Melvin Noble Jr. turned himself in to police on Thursday evening.

On June 14, an Ewa Beach family discovered that someone had dug up four urns at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.

Three of the urns were later found at Reynolds Recycling on Sand Island, but the ashes had been stolen. The president of Reynolds Recycling said the brass the urns are made from are worth 75-cents a pound, so a total of $31 was collected, but he says his workers aren't supposed to take urns.

Noble faces a felony second-degree theft charge and a misdemeanor for desecration of a grave.

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