Leads sought in cemetery vandalism

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
This headstone was one of 10 that were vandalized at Mountain View Cemetery sometime around June 29.

Investigators with the Mountain Home Police Department are asking for the public's help as they search for leads into a vandalism case at Mountain View Cemetery.

Ten headstones with a total value of more than $6,000 were damaged in the incident, which occurred around June 29.

While the cost of this damage was significant, more significant is the impact on the families whose loved ones are buried at the cemetery and were directly affected by the vandalism, police officials said.

To report information related to this case, call Detective Ross Mableson

with the Mountain Home Police Department at 208-587-2101, extension 209. People may also report tips anonymously through the department's Silent Witness program by going online to www.mhpd.net/silentwitness.htm.

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    I hope and pray those responsible are caught and not only held accountable under the law but are made to assist in repairing the damage they caused. If one this truly upsets me, it is the senseless acts of those with little to no brains.

    -- Posted by B Mullen on Wed, Jul 18, 2012, at 8:12 PM
  • It's very sad that someone would get joy out of destroying someone's final resting place. I know there have been complaints of things being stolen off of graves as well. This is disgusting to say the least. I doubt whoever does these kinds of things has a conscience at all. I do wonder if it was one of their loved ones, if they would find no problem with someone destroying it. Sometimes it's a matter of not caring until it happens to them.

    -- Posted by ItsJustMeAgain on Mon, Jul 23, 2012, at 8:30 AM
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