Vandalism in Batavia Cemetery

Photo by WGRZ-TV

Photo by WGRZ-TV

Twenty five tombstones were toppled over the weekend of April 5-6 in the Elmwood Cemetery on Harvester Ave. in Batavia, NY. Then it happened again over last weekend with 29 more tombstones being damaged. Superintendent of the cemetery, Steven Davis, had just finished repairing the tombstones damaged the first time.  Mr. Davis has been the superintendent for over 20 years and hasn’t had vandalism cases this close together.

Police regularly make trips through the cemetery at night and have added more patrols since the first incident. Currently the police do not have any suspects.

The cemetery board is considering either putting lights in the cemetery or adding video cameras to stave off future cases of vandalism.