The Apopka Police Department released the following statement about vandalism at gravesites in the Edgewood Cemetery in Apopka:
On Saturday, September 2nd, at 8 p.m. the Apopka Police Department responded to Edgewood Cemetery, 331 East 1st Street in Apopka, regarding a felony criminal mischief complaint of damaging a burial headstone. The victim informed the responding officer that a family member's headstone had been damaged.
Then on Sunday, September 3rd, at 12:30 a.m., members of the Apopka Police Department responded again to the Edgewood Cemetery regarding a second Burial Headstone that was discovered damaged/stolen.
The Apopka Police Department is actively investigating both of these appalling crimes that have left the families of the decedents devastated due to the lack of empathy shown by the perpetrators.
The victims in these cases have invoked Marsy’s Law for confidentiality. This is an active criminal investigation.
This is a developing story and will be updated in future editions of The Apopka Voice.
About the Apopka Police Department:
The Apopka Police Department is a full-service, accredited police agency with more than 150 employees, including 108 sworn officers and staff. The City of Apopka is a growing area ideally located 13 miles northwest of Orlando with major roadway access to many parts of Central Florida. The hometown community has more than 57,000± residents across 35± square miles and includes a diverse mix of business development. The Apopka Police Department supports the Crimeline program to aid in investigations and to foster safe and anonymous tips that lead to criminal arrests. You can help with these local cases - if you have relevant information, please call 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), go to www.crimeline.org or scan the QR code