Cemetery Culprits Captured
Last week, Channel 9 News in Denver reported that the vandals who destroyed headstones at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont, Colorado have been captured. That is, except for one.
Nineteen-year-old John Heston, who fled out of state, is being charged with criminal mischief and desecration of a venerated object. Police say they are trying to extradite Heston for his involvement. The seven other people, including six juveniles and a twenty-one-year-old who has not been named, are cooperating.
Earlier this summer, the suspects reportedly damaged or destroyed over 150 headstones. This included a Civil War monument, which was toppled from its pedestal. The head was broken off from the soldier statue, but was discovered nearby a few days later.
You know other people who have the know-how will be fixing these statues. Why not make these kids help those people-then take them to the cemetery and fix the statue-then do 1 year of community service mowing, weeding, putting flags on the graves and shoveling the snow AND anything else we can think of? How would they like their grandparents graves disturbed?