Cemetery vandalized for the fifth time in 4 years

The Pleasant Hill cemetery was targeted for the fifth time in four years by vandals. George Rizer / The Boston Globe

The Pleasant Hill Cemetery was reported vandalized for the fifth time in four years Friday morning, The Boston Globe reports.

It was the most damaging of the recent vandalism incidents, according the Globe. Thirty-three tombstones, including the cemetery’s oldest gravestone dating back to 1751, were affected.

“As soon as I pulled in and saw the devastation up there, I didn’t know whether to scream or cry,’’ Lauren Delaney, the cemetery’s caretaker, told the Globe. “It just makes absolutely no sense.’’

West Bridgewater police and the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department began investigating the incident on Friday. Officers from both departments have been checking the cemetery twice every day since the last act of vandalism in November.


This is the third incident of vandalism at the site in the past year, according to the Globe.

Read the full Globe story here.

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