Lansing Avenue Jewish Cemetery vandalized with swastika

Cleveland, OH
- Red spray-painted images, including a backward swastika, were discovered on objects in and around Lansing Avenue Jewish Cemetery at 3953 East 57th St. in Cleveland. 

Brett Cochran, cemetery manager, discovering it Nov. 16 and reported the damage to the Cleveland Police Department Nov. 17, according to a police report. 

“Cochran reported that on Nov. 16 he observed spray-painted graffiti at the Lansing Cemetery,” according to the police report. “A backward swastika was seen on a utility pole, a star inside a circle was on another utility pole, the word ‘Jewish’ (was) seen on a large planter.” 

There was also a star within a circle on a tree observed by the police officer.