TORONTO (Sep. 30)
Two 18-year-old youths, arrested in a desecration of the Mount Sinai Cemetery in which 103 tombstones were toppled, were held today for sentence after admitting the vandalism. The names of the youths were withheld.
Hundreds of Jews visiting the cemetery on the annual pre-High Holy Day visit found the mass desecration which apparently took place the night before Rosh Hashanah. Police noted that there were no anti-Semitic scrawling or slogans in the vandalism.
The youths, who were residents of the neighborhood, were arrested within a few hours on a charge of wilful damage. Police said that on the same night they broke into a gasoline station and stole a car. They were arrested when the car collided with another. They pleaded guilty to the desecration charge and were remanded a week for sentencing.