Police Seek Leads In Cemetery Vandalism

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Canon City police are asking for the public's assistance with information on who was responsible for vandalizing ten headstones.

Police say it happened between the hours of 5:30 p.m. on April 19 and 8:30 a.m. on April 20. Ten headstones at Lakeside Cemetery were damaged resulting in approximately $12,000 damage.

The cost of repair for the headstones is not covered by insurance and must be borne by the families of those grave sites that are affected.

If you have information about this crime please contact the Cañon City Police Department at 719-276-5600. If you have information about this or any crime and want to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 719-275-7867. You can also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637. Start your text with: tips680.


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  • by anonymous Location: colo springs on Apr 21, 2011 at 07:37 AM
    @rls go stand in I 25 traffic during rush hour, there won`t be anything to cremate or bury than you won`t be a waste of space!
  • by anonymous Location: colo springs on Apr 21, 2011 at 06:49 AM
    a2rlsgo stand in I 25 traffic during rush hour.
  • by RLS on Apr 21, 2011 at 06:05 AM
    My mothers body is dead and so is a child of mine but still is a foolish thing and yes most of you are foolish and moronic. It's dust now so why mark where it is rotting? It is you people who have a bad attitude and are disrespectful. Respect is earned and if you demand it, it's not respect, simpletons. I'm sure, having lived amongst many of the simple people of CS, most of the people here really don't know what I'm saying anyway. Why should what I say bother you? My point is that the police should not be arresting kids for this when they have real crimes to solve that may have put someone in a grave. Murder! Why do I bother with you dummies?
  • by Douglas Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 21, 2011 at 04:10 AM
    This sounds like a bunch of teenage pranksters. I mean c'mon! What can possibly be gained from this? Whoever did this obviously has no respect for what is sacred. I hope whoever did this gets haunted until they do what is right and fix what they destroyed. What a bunch of maroons!
  • by Douglas Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 21, 2011 at 04:10 AM
    This sounds like a bunch of teenage pranksters. I mean c'mon! What can possibly be gained from this? Whoever did this obviously has no respect for what is sacred. I hope whoever did this gets haunted until they do what is right and fix what they destroyed. What a bunch of maroons!
  • by Jill Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 20, 2011 at 08:58 PM
    You have misspelled cemetery in the article title. Please fix it.
  • by @rls Location: colo springs on Apr 20, 2011 at 08:21 PM
    when their dead duh. what if it was your mother? oh but she is just a dead. you may not care but the living of the loved one does. you make no sense, you are the foolish one by what you posted and your attitude! your not thinking!
  • by @rls on Apr 20, 2011 at 08:06 PM
    when their dead duh.
  • by @RLS on Apr 20, 2011 at 08:02 PM
    Your comment was ridiculous. What an insensitive person you are. Just because your beliefs are different than others you don't need to be so disrespectful. Obviously a lot of people care. Have you been by a cemetary lately? People really want to honor deceased persons. Do you have any idea how much a head stone like the one shown would cost to replace today? Why don't YOU go "stand them back up?" (See if they stay, or look like they did before they were ruined.) With your bad attitude you might as well have been the one to do the vandelizing. BTW I want to be creamated and I don't care what is done with the ashes, but I do have respect for others values.
  • by RLS on Apr 20, 2011 at 05:20 PM
    @ Anonymous, What are you saying, that someone knocks the perpetuator over? You need to think before you say something that you want to make sense. Why can't some one just stand it back up. I mean, who really cares, the people are dead. Big deal. If I have a marker when I die, I don't care if it gets knocked down, I'll be dead and I could care less if people want to visit my grave. Why? People are sentimental fools I know but a dead person is a dead person. Give mea break. Humans need to stop being so blind and foolish.
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