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Posted on: September 28, 2015

New Castle County Police Investigate Damage to Cemetery in Minquadale near New Castle

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The New Castle County Police responded to a small cemetery in Minquadale Sunday morning that was struck by vandals who knocked over numerous gravestones causing significant damage.

On Sunday, September 27, at approximately 8:30 a.m., New Castle County Police Patrol Units were sent to the 300 block of Wildel Ave, in the community of Minquadale, for the report of a criminal mischief to a small cemetery called the Machzikey Hadas Cemetery. Neighboring residents to the cemetery called to report that someone had caused the damage overnight.

The arriving patrol unit found significant damage to numerous gravestones and a flower pot. Several gravestones were knocked over and separated from their bases and one gravestone was cracked.

The dollar amount of the damage sustained is still being determined at this time.

Anyone with information for this incident should call the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 573-2800 or can visit our website at Any resident in the area with video surveillance is asked to contact NCCPD to see if any pertinent information was captured.

Tipsters may also call Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all IPhone and Android smartphones.


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