Thursday, May 26, 2011

Criminal Damage at Milton Cemetery

Below is a press release from Lieutenant John Conger of the Milton Police Department regarding criminal damage that occurred at the cemetery on Janesville Street.  The department is requesting the community's help in solving the crime.

The City of Milton Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation of criminal damage that took place at the Milton Cemetery, 123 N. Janesville Street. Approximately 25 headstones were overturned and another 15 were damaged by vandals between 3:00pm on Wednesday and 8:00am on Thursday. Precise damage estimates are not yet known, but it is believed the total will be in excess of $60,000.00. 

Individuals that come forward with information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for this crime are eligible for a cash reward through Janesville Area Crimestoppers. Individuals with tips can remain anonymous. 

If you have information regarding this incident please contact the Milton Police Department at 757-2244 or Janesville Area Crimestoppers at 756-3636. Anonymous tips can also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637), then enter JACS plus your message.