History takes another hit when vandals desecrate St. Luke’s Anglican Church Cemetery.

Redcoats salute a fallen soldier buried at St. Luke’s Anglican Church Cemetery as part of the War of 1812 celebrations.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  July 26, 2012  Halton Regional Police Service is investigating damage to headstones at St Luke’s Anglican Church and Cemetery.

A lone suspect entered the property on July 15th at approximately 3:18 a.m. and was captured on surveillance video toppling two headstones.

The suspect is described as male, white, muscular build, short hair or possibly bald, wearing light coloured cargo pants and running shoes.  The suspect was shirtless, but carrying a shirt in his hand.

Special machinery will be required to reinstate one of the heavy headstones at a cost of approximately $1000.

Previous cemetery desecration in August 2007 resulted in a $12,000 repair bill.
(Photo courtesy Hamilton Spectator)

The headstones at St. Lukes have been damaged in the past.  In August of 2007, 22 headstones were damaged.  Previously to that damage was done to the cemetery on at least three other occasions.

St. Luke’s parish was built in 1834 on land given to First Nations Chief Joseph Brant for his services to the British crown during the American Revolution. His daughter later donated some of the land to the church.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.com or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes)

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