The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the OPP Crime Unit are investigating a series of mischiefs that occurred at various cemeteries over the weekend.
On October 24, 2021 at approximately 10:45 a.m., Quinte West OPP received a complaint of multiple headstones being spray painted at the Mount Evergreen Cemetery on Stockdale Road. Additional complaints were also reported that headstones and property at St Georges Cemetery on 2nd Dug Hill Road, Mount Cavalry Cemetery on Byrne Avenue, and Mount Zion Cemetery on Downs Road were also vandalized. It is believed the incidents occurred between Friday, October 22, 2021 and Sunday, October 24, 2021. Initials estimations are that 50-75 headstones were vandalized.
Anyone with information regarding the person(s) responsible, or who may have security footage that may be of assistance to the investigation is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477 (TIPS), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward.