SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A man has been arrested for the theft of several memorial plaques from a wall commemorating fallen first responders and military veterans, an alleged crime that would only have netted him a few bucks if it had been successful, authorities said.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said 37-year-old Casey Alger pried five brass plaques from the Wall of Honor at Patriot Park sometime before December 19, 2011, but investigators got a quick break after asking local scrap recyclers to keep watch for the missing memorial items.

Capitol City Recycle manager Joey Baxter said employees spotted one of the stolen items on their scales within a day and notified authorities. If the brass had been sold as scrap, it would have only been worth $43.

“There’s just certain things you know are stolen unless they’re coming in from a contractor,” Baxter said. “That guy’s a dirtbag, if you ask me.”

The words on the plaque had been worn down and were unreadable, but the items matched the description provided by authorities. The remaining four plaques have not been recovered.

Deputies arrested Alger for theft and possession of stolen property. He is being held on $10,000 bond.

Comments (10)
  1. Red says:

    Very disrespectful! Instead of stealing how about getting a job! Whatta hoodrat!

  2. Dan says:

    Looks like CBS is censoring posts again. They won’t let me post a simple relpy that contains no profanity, no links nothing that I can see that would warrant being censored

    1. Dan says:

      It’s easy to try and blame this on the people who are starving but the simple fact is this is the result of social safety nets being de-funded and people will do what’s necessary to survive and they no longer care if they get caught because if they get caught they will have a roof over their heads and food to eat.

      1. Bee someone says:

        Dan Liberism is a mental disorder. Please use your retirement benifits to get some help

    2. dan says:

      With 11 applicants for every available job and with jobs only going to the young and most qualified middle aged and older people are left with no alternatives. This is what happens when social safety nets are inefficient or lacking and people become desperate to survive, What we are seeing is a perfect example of desperation during desperate times. Anyone who remembers their history remembers that this is exactly what happened in Russia when they fell.

      1. Ginna says:

        The guy is a tweaker. This has nothing to do with safety nets and jobs. It has to do with the guy knowing how corrupt the recycling locations are and that he can steal random metals and sell it as junk so he gets enough to pay for his next fix. Pay attention and you’ll see them everywhere.

      2. gna says:

        Sorry Dan you have that point of view,, fact is alot of people have enough moxie
        to make money legitimately instead of resorting to crime , what your witnessing is someone who’s just too stupid, and has to steal from others to make his ends meet..

      3. Dan says:

        Obviously some people are to damn stupid to remember history, either that or it makes them feel better to blame the poor and destitute for societies problems how Christian like of them..

        fact.!! what we are seeing is history repeat itself unfortunately there are to may for right wingers who are to dumb to learn from history and continually keep making the same mistakes over and over. Keep in mind you won’t be able to imprison all the poor. CEO’s and corporate America are making billions exploiting people and as history has shown it won’t end pretty.

        This is just the begging, If you haven’t noticed bank robbery’s are up several 100 percent. The interesting thing is these robbery’s aren’t being committed by career criminals. The vast majority of recent bank robbery’s have been committed by old folks who have lost everything,

        These are people who worked and saved and lost everything to the Wall Street bankers and they don’t care if they get caught, they have nothing left to lose. Like I said its history repeating itself to bad some people are to damn dumb to see it. These people will continue to deny it until they fall victim and become destitute themselves. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

        Dan retired Stanislaus county sheriff’s deputy

      4. Dan says:

        
        Obviously some people are to damn stupid to remember history. Either that or it makes them feel better to blame the poor and destitute for societies problems how Christian like of them..

        Fact.!! what we are seeing is history repeat itself, unfortunately there are far to may radical right wingers who are to damn dumb to learn from history and continually keep making the same mistakes over and over.

        Keep in mind you won’t be able to imprison all the poor. CEO’s and corporate America are making billions exploiting the working class and as history has shown it won’t end pretty.

        This is just the beginning, If you haven’t noticed bank robbery’s are up several 100 percent. The interesting thing is these robbery’s aren’t being committed by career criminals. The vast majority of recent bank robbery’s have been committed by old folks who have lost everything.

        These are people who worked hard and saved and have lost everything to the Wall Street bankers they are desperate to survive and they don’t care if they get caught, they have nothing left to lose.

        Like I said it’s history repeating itself. To bad some people are to damn dumb to see it. These people will continue to deny it until they themselves fall victim and become destitute. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

        Dan retired Stanislaus county sheriff’s deputy

  3. constabulary27 says:

    i can almost hear his slap on the wrist from here….drug rehab

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