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Headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Rochester

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Source: 13wham

Rochester, NY – Police are investigating vandalism at a Jewish graveyard in Rochester that left multiple tombstones knocked down.

The Britton Road Cemetery Association says police were called around 3 a.m. Thursday when a neighbor saw a group of teens at the Waad Hakolel cemetery at 68 Stonewood Avenue.

Police found eight tombstones had been knocked over. Our crews noticed others had portrait faces scratched off.

In a statement, Britton Road Cemetery Association Administrator Helen Gulack said: “The police noted candy wrappers on the ground seeming to indicate that this was Halloween mischief.  The RPD technical service unit cataloged the toppled stones and candy wrappers.”