Suspects Wanted For Vandalizing Cemetery Gravestones

Three organizations are collectively offering $2,250 for information leading to the arrest of vandals who damaged more than 40 gravestones in an Oregon cemetery.

Posted: May. 13, 2018 4:19 PM
Updated: May. 13, 2018 4:29 PM

NYSSA, Ore. (AP) - Three organizations are collectively offering $2,250 for information leading to the arrest of vandals who damaged more than 40 gravestones in an Oregon cemetery.

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The Idaho Statesman reports the Three Rivers Crimestoppers and OM Stone are contributing $1,000 and $250, respectively, to a $1,000 reward started by the Cemetery Association of Oregon. They are seeking information about 40 to 50 headstones that were damaged May 2 at the Hilltop Memorial Cemetery in Nyssa.

Officials say the vandals caused at least $50,000 worth of damage.

The Cemetery Association of Oregon says insurance will not cover the damages.

Abuse of a memorial to the dead carries a maximum fine of $50,000 under Oregon law.

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5/13/2018 1:30:18 PM (GMT -7:00)

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