BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Police Department is investigating vandalism at the Moulton Cemetery.
Off this deserted road in Bucksport sits Moulton Cemetery. This historical cemetery consists of about 85 gravestones.
The burial sites they sit over contain the remains of mostly fallen soldiers.
The Bucksport Police Department received reports of vandalism late Thursday night, leaving the cemetery with broken and toppled tombstones.
“While we were there, it didn’t turn out to be a few headstones. It turned out to be every headstone in the cemetery that could have been knocked over and destroyed. they went and kicked over everyone,” said Gerald Lowe, a Bucksport Police Officer.
Several residents and tourists were upset by the crime.
“Absolutely terrible, especially with graves, once you are dead you have to have a little bit of peace and quiet,” said Kristen Settele, a Penobscot County Resident.
“I think it’s super disrespect to treat a grave like that, it’s someone’s memorial, destroying that is really disrespectful,” Celest Robin, a tourist.
“When families bury their dead, they put them into their final resting place, and it’s pretty disrespectful to enter into someone’s life in that way and destroy things, when you do things like that it’s like crossing the line,” said Elia Schreiber.
The Bucksport Police Department urges anyone with any information to contact them at the Bucksport Police station 207-469-7951.