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5:24 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Teen Charged In Vandalism Of Tombstones

Afdal Azam Ali Leach, 19, pushed over more than 80 tombstones in Oakwood Cemetery in Concord, causing more than $25,000 in damage.
Credit Concord Police Department

City workers in Concord say they were really creeped out on Thursday morning.

At 11:30, a city employee who helps care for the Oakwood cemetery noticed something really strange. A teenager was pushing over tombstones in the furthest section of the 44-acre cemetery. The employee immediately called police.

David Ratchford is the city of Concord's director of building and grounds. He looks after Oakwood, which is one of the city's four cemeteries.

"This is just shocking, we've never had this level of vandalism," Ratchford says.

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