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Bucksport police search for suspects who vandalized cemetery

Many of the damaged headstones are from the 1800s. Officials say the vandals stole a tractor and drove it around the cemetery.
Credit: Bucksport Police.

BUCKSPORT, Maine — It looks like a scene in a new Halloween movie but unfortunately for the town of Bucksport, it’s real.

Police said vandals broke and toppled almost all of the headstones at Moulton Cemetery in Bucksport

Now, police are asking for help finding the people who vandalized the cemetery.

Officials said vandals broke into the Moulton Cemetery Thursday night and broke and knocked down dozens of headstones. Many of them are from the 1800s.

Police also said the vandal or vandals stole a tractor nearby and drove it around the cemetery.

Bucksport Town Clerk Jacob Gran said Moulton is one of Bucksport’s older cemeteries and it is in a very secluded area near Dedham. He said it has graves dating back to the 1800s and doesn't understand why anyone would do this.

"I think it’s shameful that anybody could stoop to that level to destroy the gravestones of anyone," said Gran. "It’s my understanding that we have at least one veteran in the cemetery and to disrespect an individual who gave their service to our country to me is something that I think that this individual or individuals should be ashamed of."

Gran said he believes Bucksport's cemetery committee will meet to discuss what should be done and make a recommendation to the town Council.

Bucksport police ask anyone with information to contact them, even anonymously, at 469-7951.

The Bucksport Police Department is looking for the public's help. During the night of Thursday 10/14/21, vandals broke...

Posted by Bucksport Police Department on Tuesday, October 19, 2021