Comments for: 2 charged, 2 sought for questioning in connection with theft of Houlton founder’s gravestone

Posted Sept. 18, 2012, at 1:24 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 18, 2012, at 5:50 p.m.

HOULTON | About a week after the grave marker of the town’s founder was reported missing from a local cemetery, police have charged two individuals and are seeking two others in connection with its theft. Houlton Police Chief Butch Asselin said Tuesday evening that Joseph Houlton’s 70-pound grave marker …

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  • Anonymous

    Now we’ve just gotta get that canoe in Allagash back…..

    • Mr_Spuddy

       Now, THAT’S funny!

  • Anonymous

    Partying in a cemetery…. only in Houlton. HPD take notice and make regular foot patrols on Rich Man’s Hill. Next thing you know, a Putnam gravestone…..

  • Police escorted Skura back to the swamp Tuesday afternoon and had him retrieve the stolen property, the chief said. That will teach him a lesson in humility.

  • Anonymous

    What a dubber

  • Anonymous

    In restitution a life time of lawn care for the cemetary

  • Anonymous

    “Leonard Devoe, 18, of Houlton, and Jeremy Skura, 23, of Hodgdon, were summoned for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer a Class D crime”… ‘ of a gravestone’

    A Class D crime is one of the lowest levels one can be charged for a cemetery crime.

    In 2005, Maine’s Criminal Justice Commission [made up of Maine Legislators] , had a vote among themselves to raise cemetery crimes from being  low level crimes, to higher level crimes.
    The 2005 Maine’s Criminal Justice Commission voted NO, to making cemetery crimes a more serious crime.  I believe one Republican on the Commission from China voted yes.

    These individuals will get a slap on the wrist from a judge for committing a crime and turning a person who died over a 100 years ago, into a crime victim in 2012.

  • Anonymous

    I think these kids need to find something else to do with their time.Stealing someone’s headstone is pretty low. 

  • Anonymous

     In addition to jail time and fines, these losers also need to do community service… such as cleaning/scrubbing, leveling, and cementing back together all of the very old gravestones of those people who have been forgotten. There are so many stones, from the 1800’s, that need attention.

    • Anonymous

      “a Class D crime” 
      They will get a slap on the wrist when they go to court.

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