Independence Police continue to investigate the theft of a bronze plaque at Mt. Washington Cemetery, though they have identified a subject and vehicle in connection with the case.

On Oct. 28, a cemetery employee saw a white male on a bike pry off a bronze plaque from a headstone and put it in a backpack, police said. The subject then gave his backpack to another white male sitting in a Ford Taurus, then put his bike on the car and left the scene in the car. The plaque is valued at $800, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477, IPD tips at 816-325-7777 or email