Vt. police looking for cemetery gate thieves
GRAFTON, Vt.—Police in Grafton, Vt., are looking for the people who took part of a 160-year-old iron gate from a cemetery.
Police said the section of the gate from Burgess Cemetery weighed nearly 400 pounds.
E. Donald Lawrence, the cemetery agent for the Grafton Selectboard, tells the Brattleboro Reformer (http://bit.ly/LnIwbp) the portion of the gate, with the word "Cemetery" engraved on it, was worth roughly $2,500 -- but to replace it would cost much more.
Sometime after Tropical Storm Irene caused historic flooding part of the gate's hinge was damaged. There was no place to work on the gate so a friend helped Lawrence move it behind the stone wall that surrounds the cemetery.
Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/