HERNDON, V.A. (WTNH) – A 28-year-old Virginia man has been arrested for the theft of a sign at a Sandy Hook memorial playground in Mystic, Conn.
Andrew David Truelove also faces charges in connection to the theft of another sign at a similar memorial playground in Mantoloking, N.J.
Truelove has been charged with possession of stolen property after a search warrant found the signs inside a room he was renting, police said. Additional charges from New Jersey and Connecticut are pending.
Earlier this month, a 50-pound peace sign was stolen from a Mystic playground built in memory of young Sandy Hook school shooting victim Grace McDonnell. After it was taken, a man who claimed to be the thief called Grace’s mother and told her the shooting was a hoax.