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Subject: [Q-R] 2 teens to face charges in cemetery vandalism in Palmer
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 20:07:23 EDT
2 teens to face charges in cemetery vandalism in Palmer
PALMER,MA. - Police arrested an 18-year-old from the Three Rivers section of
Palmer, and plan to summon a 16-year-old juvenile, also from Three Rivers,
to court on charges in connection with a cemetery vandalism spree last week.
The male youths allegedly vandalized 19 headstones at St. Anne Cemetery and
seven headstones at Four Corners Cemetery. They also allegedly vandalized the
area around the greenhouse at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High
School. The vandalism was discovered early Thursday morning.
Daniel R. Fair, of 33 Off Lariviere St., was arrested today and is being
held in lieu of $300 bail at the police station.
Fair is slated to be arraigned tomorrow in Palmer District Court on 26 counts
of vandalizing gravestones, malicious damage to Pathfinder and trespassing
at Pathfinder, according to Detective Sgt. Scott E. Haley.
Haley said a call from a resident who reported seeing two male youths on
bicycles in the area on Thursday morning turned out to be the break in the case
that the police needed.
"We didn't have a lot to work with, but thanks to the assistance we received
from the public and to detective Sgt. Haley's tenacity, we were able to
identify and charge the individuals who violated the sanctity (of) these burial
places," Police Chief Robert P. Frydryk said in a prepared statement.
The juvenile's name is not being released because of his age.
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