Hamilton Police make arrest after more than 100 gravestones vandalized

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Published May 6, 2021 at 7:40 pm

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A more than six-week-long investigation by Hamilton Police at Waterdown Cemetery has concluded with the arrest of a 30-year-old man.

Police say more than 100 gravestones have been vandalized, knocked over, or broken in that time.

Officers were conducting surveillance at the cemetery on May 6, shortly after 2:30 a.m., when police say a male was observed pushing over a gravestone.

Police say they intervened before the man could push another gravestone over.

The Waterdown man was arrested and charged with nine counts of Mischief Over $5,000.

His bail was reportedly opposed.

Police say “thousands” of dollars of damage has been caused.

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