LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have accused a man of scrapping property stolen from a local cemetery.

Police say Nicholas H. Boston, age 34, is accused of scrapping property taken from the Calvary Cemetery on Newburg Road, near Eastern Pkwy.

According to an arrest warrant, an unidentified suspect took multiple items -- including artwork and statuary -- from grave sites at the cemetery. One of the items stolen was a limited edition statue that was being used as a grave marker.

The statue was worth $7,500, according to police.

Police say that on Oct. 21, Boston arrived at ISA Recycling on Grade Lane, near Melton Avenue, and produced the statue to be scrapped. Officers recovered surveillance images of the transaction, as well as a copy of Boston's identification and his receipt.

A warrant was issued for his arrest on Nov. 15. He was taken into custody on Monday, Nov. 25. He is charged with receipt of stolen property.

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