Vandals topple gravestones in Plymouth cemetery

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) — A weekend of vandalism is keeping police busy in the Minneapolis suburb of Plymouth.

Someone toppled about 45 gravestones at the Historic Little Church of St. Joseph’s. Many of the gravestones were broken.

St. Joseph’s Parish Administrator Lynn Kotecki tells KARE-TV the vandalism happened sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning.

Police in Plymouth say the broken gravestones are just one incident in a night filled with vandalism. They are also looking for suspects in an expensive act of vandalism that left dozens of residents in one neighborhood with their tires slashed.

Investigators haven’t yet commented on whether the crimes may be related.