In all, 10 memorials were either damaged, fractured, or shattered. A 2,000-pound marble obelisk was moved but remained on its base.
Many of these memorials had been repaired, cleaned, and reset by volunteers from Vine Lake Preservation Trust. Five of the damaged ones had been reset just three weeks ago.
This incident was first discovered by Rob Gregg, president of Vine Lake Preservation Trust, in the course of preparing for last Saturday’s walking tour. This vandalism was reported to the Medfield Police Department who investigated. Automobile damage would be confined to the undercarriage and the driver- and passenger-doors. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Medfield Police Department.
“Our preservation volunteers will be back soon to restore these
broken memorials,” said Gregg. “They
have much devotion and pride in their work and wish to make the cemetery dignified.”