Laurel woman arrested in connection to funeral home flower theft

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LAUREL, Del. – Laurel Police have arrested a woman who they say stole flowers from a local funeral home.

It was learned that just after 10 a.m. Tuesday, a female subject wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts walked onto the property of Short’s Funeral Home without authorization to do so. The woman then reportedly walked around the flower beds on the property and stole over 30 planted flower displays. In doing so, one flower display was uprooted and left behind, while several other planting locations were left as empty holes, requiring replacement to regain their original appearance.

Thursday morning, Laurel Police responded to the First Stop Gas Station in reference to a suspicious person complaint. The caller reported that they saw a female matching the suspect’s description from the original Facebook post on foot in the area. Officers responded and found the woman walking on W. 7th Street, determining that she was the suspect.

The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Krystle Headley, was charged with theft under $1500, criminal mischief under $1000, and third degree trespass. She was released on her own recognizance pending a future court appearance.

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