Jun 7, 2015 2:22 PM

Hudson police investigating vandalized headstones


HUDSON - Police investigating the vandalism of 2 headstones at the back of St. Patrick's Cemetery on Derry Street.

The stones were tipped over sometime between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon on Sunday, authorities said.

“Someone’s mother, father, grandfather – and how awful that someone would do that," said Lisa Ferentino, who lives nearby.

A K-9 unit was used to try and track the vandals, but the dog lost the track on Ledge Road, which runs parallel to the cemetery.

Maintenance crews were able to restore the stones upright on Sunday afternoon.

“These people are citizens that have gone before us," said Shirley Piantidosi, who has a loved one buried in the cemetery. "They deserve better.”

Vandalizing headstones is a felony in NH and those involved could face prison time, fines and be required to pay restitution, police said.

Police said they suspect the vandals to live in the area, and would like anyone who may have seen suspicious people or activity in the area to call (603) 886-6011.

Anonymous tips can also be sent in at (603) 594-1150.


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