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Deputies investigating cemetery vandalism in Canton

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CANTON - St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate a pre-Halloween case of cemetery vandalism in Canton.

Deputies said vandalism at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Riverside Drive, in the town of Canton was reported to them on Oct. 27. They said the vandalism is believed to have occurred over the weekend preceding Halloween.

More than 35 headstones were overturned or disturbed, and flower planters and veterans’ American flags were damaged by the vandals.

The Canton VFW has offered a $500 reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the vandals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 379-2222, 1-800-287-3784 or by email at

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