Headstones vandalized in historic Cleveland cemetery

CLEVELAND-- Grave markers at one of Cleveland's oldest cemeteries were damaged over Labor Day weekend.

Dozens of headstones at the Erie Street Cemetery were knocked from their bases. Some of the markers were cracked.

FOX 8 News reached out to the Cleveland Division of Police to learn more about the vandalism, but no one was available for comment.

The Erie Street Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 8,000 people, including veterans of the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. Not all of the graves are marked.

The oldest burial in the cemetery, which is located next to Progressive Field, dates back to 1827.

Erie Street Cemetery