Youths take responsibility for Blackfalds vandalism

Three youths turned themselves into Blackfalds RCMP, taking responsibility for vandalizing the Blackfalds Cemetery over the weekend. The three young offenders went to the Blackfalds RCMP detachment yesterday at noon and in the presence of their parents or guardians turned themselves in.

Three youths turned themselves into Blackfalds RCMP, taking responsibility for vandalizing the Blackfalds Cemetery over the weekend.

The three young offenders went to the Blackfalds RCMP detachment yesterday at noon and in the presence of their parents or guardians turned themselves in.

It was originally reported that mostly flowers and vases were damaged and it did not appear any headstones were damaged during the vandalism, believed to have taken place between July 5 and 8.

However, police investigation revealed further damage to the cemetery cenotaph with broken pieces of granite slabs located. As well lights and grave ornaments left behind by mourners were damaged.

Because the three males are young offenders, their names will not be released.

No charges have been laid and the investigation is on-going.