- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

SUMNER, Wash. (AP) - Vandals have toppled more than 80 historic headstones in the pioneer section of the city-owned Sumner, Wash., cemetery.

The News Tribune reports (https://is.gd/oZ2BDx ) the damage was reported Friday. Several city workers were able to put at least half the headstones back in place.

City spokeswoman Carmen Palmer says Sumner police are pursuing several leads.

The cemetery opened in 1864.

Supervisor John Wells says the damage is worse than the last vandalism incident, in 2005. In that case, two teenage boys were convicted of causing as much as $170,000 in damage.

Wells didn’t yet have a dollar estimate of the current damage.

Sumner is southeast of Tacoma.

___

Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide