The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the person or persons responsible for vandalizing gravestones in Pine City’s Birchwood Cemetery.  

According to the sheriff’s office, on Saturday, Aug. 17 the dispatchers Office received a report of damage at the Birchwood Cemetery, located at 1010 5th Ave. SW in Pine City.

The damage included several tombstones being spray painted with black spray paint.

A shed on the property was also spray painted with a swastika and other images. A residence in the area also had a fence painted with black spray paint.

A neighbor reported seeing what is described as a white Saturn with a loud exhaust picking up a female around 12:30-1 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 17.

Law enforcement is asking anyone with information as to the identities of the suspects to contact the Pine County Sheriff’s Office at 320-629-8380.

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