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Clinton Police Nab Cemetery Vandal

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Clinton police were able to catch the man whose been knocking over head stones at Springdale Cemetery.

Police say the surveillance video released is what helped them find the suspect.

Police have identified 17-year old Steve Dickens as the person in the video. He was cited with a criminal mischief ticket. Officials say the cost of damage and replacing the headstones would be $10-thousand.
     
So far they've repaired most of them but some of what was broken is from the early 19-hundreds and there may be a lack of insurance to cover it. For now neighbors are just glad someone was caught. 

"I'm pretty happy about it," said Kenneth Johnson. "It's a real disgrace that someone would go do that to someone's grave. We're supposed to honor these people after they pass away."

Clinton police are not saying why the suspect was only cited and not arrested.

 

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