Earlier this month Rest Haven Cemetery was vandalized. It is good to see the community support behind this project and putting it back together
The report from AST said the vehicle broke through the fence at the Rest Haven Cemetery sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday. It kept going, troopers said, destroying a wooden gazebo and driving over three headstones, destroying flower memorials and decorations. The destructive spree caused approximately $5,000 worth of damage.
While the driver has yet to be identified, troopers said the suspect vehicle is believed to be maroon, 1997-2003 Ford F-150 or Expedition. It has “Light Force” auxiliary lights mounted on the bumper and a black bug deflector: Troopers said the lights, bug deflector and front grill of the Ford all sustained damage during the drive through the cemetery.
AST are asking Delta Junction residents to keep an eye out for a vehicle matching that description, and anyone with information can call troopers at 907-895-4800.
Mike Tvenge, city administrator for Delta Junction says volunteers and city staff have replaced the damaged sections of the fence. Members of the community have offered to rebuild the gazebo next week
The repairs being done at the cemetery by BKSS and Morley Electric. Photos are Courtesy of Debbie Joslin
Debbie Joslin: The gazebo was built in 2008 by our son, Matthew Joslin, as his Eagle Scout project. He was assisted by members of Troop 56 and their families and the city of Delta Junction and local businesses, including Delta Building Supply, donating the materials. It was dedicated to Matthew’s little brother, Isaiah, who is buried there. People have used that gazebo as a place to sit and reflect and even hold funerals.