Crime

Aug 14, 2013 12:15 AM by Juice Godfrey

Part of vandalized Longmont cemetery statue found

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Longmont police have recovered the head of a granite Civil War memorial statue that vandals toppled in Mountain View cemetery over the weekend.

Cemetery officials say vandals tipped over 106 headstones early Saturday and broke the statue into pieces. It was the fourth time since July 6 that vandals have hit the cemetery.

Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur tells the Longmont Times-Call a firefighter found the head of the vandalized statue outside a fire station across the street from the cemetery. A police officer retrieved it Tuesday to be swabbed for evidence.

The memorial statue was donated to the cemetery in 1907.

The private not-for-profit board that runs the cemetery is considering additional security measures.

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