Vandals Knock Over Headstones At Rocky Mount Cemetery

Police are looking for vandals responsible for knocking over 26 tombstones all in one cemetery in Rocky Mount.

Pineview Cemetery officials say a few weeks ago they noticed six tombstones knocked down, then this past week they noticed 20 more.

Cemetery officials say this vandalism can be expensive. It costs $75.00 to $100.00 to put the tombstones back up, and that's not including the cost of the stone itself which can be thousands of dollars.

Police say they are going to step up patrols in the area and they hope to catch the vandals.

It is against the law to vandalize or tamper with a headstone, so the vandals could be charged and possibly arrested.


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  • by bookitty Location: rocky mount on Jul 13, 2011 at 03:07 AM
    thats some sorry crap...i hope they are caught soon...pineview is a huge place...rocky mount police have their hands full that is for sure...stop cutting peoples jail time short and maybe that will make them behave better!
  • by Linda Location: Rocky Mount on Jul 11, 2011 at 06:28 AM
    Citizens and Friends, I have read your comments and certainly understand your concerns. I am the contact person for the cemetery and will be happy to let you know whether or not your family's headstone was damaged. When problems occur, we will notify the lot owner or next of kin IF we have current contact information on file. Sometimes, that is not the case. For information on Pineview, Northeastern or Battleboro Cemeteries call Linda or Jonathan at (252) 972-1158 or send email linda.moore@rockymountnc.gov We will be happy to assist you and answer you questions as best we can.
  • by why on Jul 9, 2011 at 07:04 PM
    does anyone know how much these things COST?? how people have to scrape together money just to have their love one memorialized, sometimes even getting donations when the death is unexpected? i doubt any of these jerks ever had to go through the process of throwing together a funeral they didnt expect to have and going into serious debt just to have a stone for their loved ones grave. i bet that felt like someone pushing your loved one over on their face. i hope they realize the harm they have done and are truly sorry, and repay the families for their rotten deeds
  • by MadMax Location: Tarboro on Jul 9, 2011 at 02:13 PM
    WITN don't like me calling anybody "common", but thats what they are, just plain commom
  • by William & Mary Peele Location: Greenville, NY on Jul 9, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    Our thanks especially to Steve Warren for his accurate and thoughful comment during the news report of the 8th as we consider the other families affected.
  • by Bad Mojo on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:37 PM
    As a child, I feared doing something like this. It would certainly not show well on you up in Heaven. I guess today's youth have no fear. That in of itself is dangerous! These are warning signs. Pay attention!
  • by Brenda on Jul 9, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    Their mamas probably sent them to do it because they were mad that there were no fresh flowers out for them to steal for their parties. I like Mike's suggestion for punishment, but change the mowing to mowing/raking/picking up trash or whatever is needed to keep the place clean, using only hand tools, and have to do it for 1 year for each tombstone they damaged/knocked over.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2011 at 09:50 AM
    That is because Rocky Mount is a CRIME CAPITOL! Full of LOSERS, DEAD BEATS and USELESS HUMAN BEINGS. The people that do this type of crime came from useless parents that should have been sterilized at puberty and never allowed to have litters of children to add to Rocky Mounts ever growing problems!!! USELESS AND UNPRODUCTIVE PEOPLE PEOPLE DO THESE KINDS OF THINGS.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 9, 2011 at 04:20 AM
    Sounds like a very grave situation. Hopefully, those responsible will face a very stiff penalty.
  • by ? Location: eastern nc on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:33 PM
    what sorry pieces of human beings , karma will come back to you .....
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