Police charge three more people in connection with damaged headstones

Lethbridge Regional Police have laid further charges in connection with nearly $50,000 damage at St. Patrick’s Cemetery after a total of 17 headstones were found broken last week.

 An 18-year-old male and 18-year-old female were arrested March 18 and a 19-year-old male was arrested this morning.

 A total of six people are now facing mischief charges in connection with the damage.

On March 12, 2014 police responded to a report from a city worker that numerous headstones in St. Patrick’s Cemetery along the 500 block of 6 Avenue North had been broken. The headstones were located in an older part of the cemetery and some date back to the early 1900s. The majority of the damaged headstones were made of white marble, which cemetery officials say is no longer used by headstone manufacturers.

 Total damages are estimated at approximately $47,600.

 Kayla Angelina Sheck, 18, Alexander Nicholas MacKay, 18, and Tyler Daniel Letkeman, 19, all of Lethbridge are charged with mischief over $5,000.

 Police previously charged Jonathan Montega Manitowabie, 23, Jonathan Frederick Mitchell, 31, and Chad Daniel Saxon, 23, with mischief over $5,000.

 All are scheduled to appear in court April 9.

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