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The State

Three young Stockton men and a 17-year-old boy were arrested by San Joaquin County sheriff’s deputies on suspicion of opening more than a dozen graves to steal an urn of ashes, human bones and three gravestones. The arrests came after an anonymous caller told officers he heard one of the suspects bragging about violating the graves in 135-year-old Glenview Cemetery, Lt. Robert McColl said. The four were arrested in a Stockton house where, McColl said, they had arranged the urn, the markers and the bones “in a kind of shrine.” He said they claimed to belong to the “Peaceful Shivite Religion,” worshiping the Hindu deity Shiva. Charged with grand theft and robbery were Rodney Collins, 20; James Perman, 21, and Daniel White, 20.


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