UPDATE: 12:20 P.M.

We’re learning more details about vandalism being caused at Avondale Cemetery.

Stratford Police say they received a complaint around 6:30 Friday morning about a naked male in the cemetery causing a disturbance and knocking over gravestones.

The caller indicated that the naked male appeared angry and was threatening to kill the complainant and a friend.

Just after 6:30, police located the male and placed him under arrest without incident.

He refused to identify himself, however, through the investigation, he was able to be identified as a 60-year-old male resident of Stratford, who is known to suffer from mental health problems and is believed to be the same male involved in the earlier call of a naked male running on Douro Street.

The man was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Mischief Over $5000, Nudity – In a Public Place, and Obstruct Peace Officer.

He has a court appearance scheduled for September 28th.


One person has been arrested after nearly 100 gravestones were overturned at the Avondale Cemetery.

The City of Stratford posted on Facebook that the incident happened early Friday morning and damage was also done to a water line.

Officials say they have made arrangements to have the damage repaired, and that work is expected to begin as soon as possible next week.