Cemetery reward up to $600

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Margaretville — A reward fund for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for vandalism at the Margaretville Cemetery on or about August 6 has grown from $200 to $600 over the past week.

The reward fund started when Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton offered $100, which was then matched by the Catskill Mountain News. Margaretville resident Steve Meinstein read the story of the cemetery damage in last week’s paper and called Friday to add his $100 to the fund.

On Monday the News received an email from Mike Thompson and Alison Crandall of Denver, who had also read the story, and they offered to add $200 to the fund.

On Tuesday the News received another email, this one from Robert Rowe of Rochester, who offered to add another $100 to the reward.

Anyone with information about the cemetery vandalism should contact Margaretville Mayor Bill Stanton at 586-4441 or the New York State Police at their Dunraven barracks at 586-2681.
All information will be held in strict confidence.