Damaged headstones at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Franklin police were summoned to the Mount Hope Cemetery, 600 Mt. Hope St., at 1:55 Monday afternoon after a worker discovered the desecration of several graves. In all, eight memorials were vandalized between 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Monday. The estimated damage is $15,000. If you have information about this case, you can provide it to police anonymously via text message or a call to Crime Stoppers.
To send an anonymous tip to Franklin Police, text the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411, or call Franklin Police at 615-794-2513.