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Three Arrested for Waltham Cemetery Vandalism

Waltham's Mount Feake Cemetery recently fell victim to vandals.

Three Arrested for Waltham Cemetery Vandalism

Waltham Police have arrested three people in connection with the recent vandalism at Mount Feake Cemetery.

Derrick Matyuf, 28, of 120 Robbins St. and Shaleem Petty, 18, of 10 Winthrop St., Apt. A, both face the following charges: larceny over $250, destruction of property over $250, larceny of a motor vehicle and breaking and entering into a building or car. 

A third person, a juvenile from Waltham, was also arrested in connection with the incident.

Each person also faces a count of injuring or defacing tombs, according to Waltham Police Sgt. Tim King.

Police began investigating the trio after they allegedly broke into a warehouse at 71 Felton St., damaged its contents and stole a truck sometime prior to Jan. 12, according to King. The trio took the truck to Mount Feake Cemetery where they allegedly vandalized the property causing headstone and grass damage, King said. 

The cemetery damage was discovered on Jan. 13.

Through an investigation, police identified the trio and arrested in the Lowell Street area on Jan. 16., King said. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: At the time this story was first published, the individuals accused were not facing charges for the actual cemetery incident. They were only facing charges for the prior break-in. The individuals are not facing charges for the cemetery incident. 

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