April 24, 2018
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Police offer $1,800 reward for information leading to capture of cemetery vandal

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

FAIRFIELD, Maine — A reward of $1,800 has been offered by police for information that leads to the capture of those responsible for vandalizing the gravesite of a child.

Fairfield Police Chief Tom Gould said police were contacted Sunday and asked to keep tabs on the gravesite of Avery Lane, who died in 2012 from influenza complications.

Gould said Kennebec County Sheriff’s Deputy Jake Pierce initially checked the gravesite on Monday and discovered some items had been strewn about and a bench pushed down an embankment.

The gravesite is located in a private cemetery off Route 139, Gould said.

The chief added Fairfield police have generated leads, but no arrests have been made.

Fairfield police Detective Matt Wilcox has been assigned the case, and those responsible could face criminal mischief charges, Gould said. The chief added police are also in the process of attempting to contact whomever is in charge of the cemetery.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Wilcox at 453-9322.

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