Final Longmont cemetery vandalism suspect found
The head of this Civil War statue, stolen by vandals who damaged it and other statues and headstones at Longmont's Mountain view Cemetery, was left at a Longmont fire station on 8/13/2013.
Longmont Police Department
Last Updated: 96 days ago
LONGMONT, Colo. - Police have contacted the last of several people suspected of vandalizing a Longmont cemetery since early July.
Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur tells the Longmont Times-Call (http://bit.ly/177KiCJ ) that investigators have spoken with 19-year-old John Heston, one of eight people suspected of damaging more than 150 headstones at Mountain View Cemetery and of pushing a Civil War memorial statue from its pedestal, breaking off the head.
Satur says Heston is out of state, and investigators are trying to convince him to come back to Colorado. The other seven suspects are cooperating with police. Six are juveniles, and the seventh is a 21-year-old man who hasn't been named.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Heston, who is accused of criminal mischief and desecration of a venerated object.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.