Two arrested in connection with vandalized headstones in Mexico

PULASKI, NY — On Thursday, May 3, 2018, State Police arrested Kody L. Barr, age 21, from Mexico, NY on the following charges:

  • Criminal Mischief 2nd degree (D-felony)
  • Cemetery Desecration 1st degree (E-felony)
  • Petit Larceny (A-misdemeanor)
  • Unlawful Dealing with a Child (give alcohol to a person under 21) (A-misdemeanor)

Barr was arraigned in the town of Mexico Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility on $20,000 cash/$40,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear back in the town of Mexico Court on May 8, 2018 at 7 p.m.

A 16-year-old male was also charged with Cemetery Desecration 1st degree (E-felony). Due to eligibility for juvenile offender status, his name will not be released.

The New York State Police in Pulaski are investigating a criminal mischief to the Village of Mexico Cemetery on Academy Street, Mexico, NY. Numerous head stones were pushed over and damaged. This occurred between March 31, 2018 and April 1, 2018 in the historic area of the cemetery.

New York State Police news release May 3, 2018