Vandals damage gravestones in Minquadale

Vandals toppled gravestones at Machzikey Hadas Cemetery. (Photo: Delaware Free News)
Detective checks gravestone for fingerprints at Machzikey Hadas Cemetery. (Photo: Delaware Free News)

Cemetery 2MINQUADALE, DELAWARE (9/27/2015) Vandals knocked over numerous gravestones, causing significant damage this morning  at a small cemetery in Minquadale, the New Castle County police said.

The damage was reported about 8:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Wildel Ave., at the Machzikey Hadas Cemetery.

“Neighboring residents to the cemetery called to report that someone had caused the damage
overnight. The arriving patrol unit found significant damage to numerous gravestones and a
flower pot. Several gravestones were knocked over and separated from their bases and one
gravestone was cracked,” said Officer First Class Tom Jackson.

He said the dollar amount of the damage is still being determined.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (302) 573-2800 or visit 

Tips also may be submitted anonymously through Delaware Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards, at 800-847-3333 or