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Three more plead guilty to Ripken theft

BALTIMORE -- Three more men have pleaded guilty in the theft of Cal Ripken Jr.'s monument from Camden Yards.

Twenty-year-olds Gary Parker and Matthew Rayner and 18-year-old Patrick Reynolds each pleaded guilty Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit theft over $500. Earlier this week, Jason Stoneburner, 19, pleaded guilty to theft.

Parker, Rayner and Reynolds were sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation and community service. If they complete the terms, their criminal records will be wiped clean.

Police say the men ripped the 3½-foot aluminum monument -- depicting the No. 8 worn by Ripken in his Baltimore Orioles career -- from its base outside the Camden Yards ballpark Sept. 9, then threw it in the bed of a pickup truck. They were arrested hours afterward.