By Jessie Wagoner
Vandalism and criminal damage at the McPherson Cemetery has led McPherson County Crime Stoppers to ask for help from the community.
On the morning of May 5, the McPherson Police Department was called to the cemetery, located at 1601 Cemetery Drive, following the discovery of vandalism and criminal damage to property. Officers found several headstones that were either damaged or stolen. Damage was estimated to be less than $1,500. It is believed the vandalism and damage occurred between May 4 at 6:30 p.m. and May 5 at 7:30 a.m.
If community members have any information to identify possible suspects and locate the missing property, they should contact the McPherson Police Department at 620-245-1266. Information can also be provided via the “Contact Us” button on the McPherson County Crime Stoppers Facebook page to remain anonymous.