DURHAM — Three local boys have been charged with toppling headstones and yanking flags at the Sawyer Cemetery on Veterans Day.
Maine State Police cited the youths, ages 11, 13 and 15, with charges of aggravated criminal mischief.
Police said the boys were caught by Trooper Thomas Pappas, who was driving by the Route 136 cemetery.
Police said Pappas spotted the three jumping over a wall surrounding the cemetery and stopped to question them. Inside the cemetery, he found a pair of headstones overturned and a number of U.S. flags pulled from the graves of veterans.
The boys were questioned and charged.