Signs stolen from playgrounds named in honor of two children victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook School have been recovered in a Virginia home.
The alleged thief, 28-year-old Andrew David Truelove, has been charged in Herndon, Va., with possession of stolen property. Additional charges against Truelove are pending in Connecticut and New Jersey, according to the Herndon Police Department.
Authorities said the memorial signs were recovered at a home in the 400 block of Fillmore Street in Herndon where Truelove was renting a room. The investigation in Herndon began following a tip from the Stonington Police Department.
Truelove is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
The playgrounds are among 26 being built throughout the tri-state area through The Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play. The shooting at Sandy Hook School, on Dec. 14, 2012, claimed the life of 20 first graders and six educators — and each playground is being named in honor of a victim.