Woman charged in theft from child's grave

Ontario police charged 54-year-old Frieda Kay Shade of Mansfield with stealing the items from a baby's gravesite at Mansfield Memorial Park.

Detective Jon Sigler said Shade turned herself in Wednesday night and that she explained to authorities that she took a stuffed animal from the grave of Hayden "Tank" Cole Sheridan because a dog was running loose in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Sigler and Shade's attorney, Charles Robinson, said Shade will plead not guilty to one count of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. Her court date is May 8.

Sigler said several people came forward and identified Shade as the suspect after police set up a video camera near the gravesite and shared it on social media.


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