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Tombstones toppled in York's Prospect Hill Cemetery

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From Northern York Co. Regional Police Dept. From Northern York Co. Regional Police Dept.
YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police are investigating a case involving toppled tombstones at Prospect Hill Cemetery in York County.

Wednesday morning, officers from Northern York County Regional Police Department were called to the cemetery along the 700 block of North George Street after caretakers discovered tombstones had been knocked over.

Officials said sometime between 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. on Wednesday, someone toppled nearly 40 tombstones in various sections of the cemetery.

Some of the tombstones were dated to the late 1800's. The cemetery is the oldest in York County.

According to police, the person (or persons) entered the grounds near Dewey Avenue and proceeded to damage tombstones as they walked towards Pennsylvania Avenue.

There is no official damage estimate at this time, but the groundskeeper said it will likely top $30,000.

The number of damaged stones may increase as cemetery caretakers do a complete check of the grounds, officials said.

The investigation into this incident continues. Anyone with information may contact police at 717-292-3647 or York County Crime Stoppers at 755-tips.

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