3 Arrested in Cypress Hills Vandalism Spree: NYPD

Police have arrested three young men suspected of desecrating a New York City cemetery in a vandalism spree captured on video earlier this summer. 

Brunco Camacho, 22; Edward Evseev, 21; and Mark Barranco, 21, were arrested Monday on charges of criminal mischief, burglary, cemetery desecration, aggravated harassment, attempted burglary and criminal trespassing.

They're accused of knocking over dozens of headstones in the 225-acre Cypress Hills Cemetery along the Brooklyn-Queens border just after midnight on Aug. 15.

Officials said they toppled more than 70 headstones and defaced them with racist graffiti targeting Asian and black people, then broke into a mausoleum and damaged the marble stones on the front of about 15 vaults. Biased graffiti was also left there.

Stacey Cullen, an official at Cypress Hill Cemetery, previously told News 4 the damage left her dumbfounded. 

"You hear about it happening but when it actually happens to the magnitude to what it was, it's very upsetting," she said. "We take pride in our job. We take care of people's family members, so to see this happening, it's very upsetting." 

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