Two teens in custody in Milton Cemetery vandalism case

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Gazette staff
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
— Milton police Tuesday night took two juveniles into custody for their roles in vandalizing dozens of headstones last week at Milton Cemetery.

A 16-year-old Janesville boy was taken into custody at a local business and turned over to Janesville police, according to a news release from the Milton Police Department. A 16-year-old Milton boy was taken into custody at 8 p.m. Tuesday at home. The teens were referred to juvenile authorities on charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

The Janesville teen was taken into custody as the result of an anonymous tip, according to the release. Janesville Area CrimeStoppers and the Milton Police Department offered cash for information about the May 25 incident.

About 40 headstones were knocked over. Police estimated damage at $60,000.

The department encourages people whose family membersí headstones were damaged to contact the department immediately at (608) 757-2244. If enough victims are identified, the teens could be charged with felonies, the release states.

Last updated: 5:46 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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