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Man Charged With Stealing Cemetery Headstones


A Gowanda man is accused of stealing headstones from cemeteries in Gowanda and Springville.  Police have charged 21 year-old Shawn Blanc with felony cemetery desecration and felony criminal mischief.  They say that Blanc took seven headstones from Pine Hill Cemetery in Gowanda and Maplewood Cemetery in Springville, including some dating back to the 1800s.  The investigation continues and additional charges are pending.


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