Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Manitou Cemetery Mayhem

Back on May 26, our beautiful little Crystal Valley Cemetery was trashed. Over 50 tombstones and grave sites were toppled and broken resulting in thousands in damages.

In the Crystal Park Cemetery 2020

But as we all know, thugs and vandals are not the brightest bulbs in the shed.  After posting a picture on snapchat of a missing headstone,  a 23 year old brain trust was arrested and charged with felony criminal mischief, 2nd degree criminal tampering and  defacing property.  He went to court on Sept 9th.



  1. What an idiot. Punishment should be repairing all of it.

  2. What a complete asshole. I hope they throw the book at him. And yes, make him pay the full cost of repairing everything, even if it takes him years to pay it off.

  3. I hope he gets all what he deserves.

  4. Yeah, "brain trust" is right. I hope he gets suitably sentenced.

  5. Oh, this makes me mad! What a jerk! Yes, he should have to pay to fix it all!
    I love Manitou so much...ugh!
    Your Crypt Keeper, Michelle

  6. Ugh. It is so expensive to reset stones. I’ve been to restoration workshops in the field and you need a crane to set the bigger stones. People who do this have no imagination since that act is asking for curses and hauntings! I am so sorry about the damage to your lovely cemetery.

  7. I have been looking for follow up but have not found any so I do not think he has been sentenced.

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    1. Yep the story is he was showing off for friends. I just wished one of his "friends" had the balls to tell him how uncool that was.

  9. One of my ancestors tall headstones is pushed over. I thought I would just push it back up. Nope. They are a lot heavier than they look. I called the cemetery office. "Not our problem". I need to call a monument company to have it reset. So my next move is to get 4 or 5 guys over there and see if we can get it back up.