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Spring Grove cemetery vandals cause thousands of dollars in damage

A cemetery in Spring Grove was vandalized last week, according to police.

Numerous headstones were toppled at the St. Paul Lutheran Church cemetery, located at West Constitution and Bailey avenues, police said.

Southwestern Regional Police Chief Greg Bean said Wednesday that about 10 headstones were damaged.

“They all ended up in the same condition," he said.

He estimated that the vandalism caused "several thousands" of dollars in damage.

Police say a cemetery in Spring Grove was vandalized on July 4. Photo courtesy Southwestern Regional Police.

Police say the crime occurred in the late evening hours of July 4.

The chief said someone noticed the damages and reported the vandalism to the church. The church then reported it to police Saturday.

Police say there are no suspects.

Police say a cemetery in Spring Grove was vandalized on July 4. Photo courtesy Southwestern Regional Police.

“There’s not information left at the scene that indicates how it occurred or how many people (might have been involved)," Bean said.

He said what happens in a lot of cases similar to this is that the vandals admit committing the crime to another person and that other person reports it.

“We’re hoping that they in turn let us know," he said.

Anyone with information on the vandalism is asked to call police at 717-225-133, ext. 101, or York County Dispatch at 717-854-5571.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.