3 teens arrested in vandalism of Conn. cemetery

(JTA) — Three teenagers were arrested for vandalizing a Jewish cemetery in Connecticut

The boys, aged 14 and 15, were arrested over the weekend, according to reports.

More than 60 gravestones were overturned in the Congregation Ados Beth Israel Cemetery in Hartford between Oct. 12 and Oct. 19.

The teens live near the cemetery and likely toppled the headstones over time, Police Lt. Brian Foley told the Hartford Courant. Foley also told the newspaper that the vandalism had been investigated as a hate crime, but since the arrests police do not believe the vandalism was anti-Semitism.
 

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