KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas is to close overnight due to ongoing illegal activity.
Maple Hill Cemetery The board made the announcement late last week saying they had no other choice and the rules state that the doors will be locked from sunset to sunrise.
“While this is a difficult decision, we believe it is the safest option for our staff, our property and those who visit the cemetery,” the board said.
The council said the cemetery, located at 34th Street and Shawnee Drive in Argentina’s KCK neighborhood, has been a place of comfort and reflection for generations of families and will continue to do so for generations to come.
“Our cemetery is full of flowers and tombstones. It shouldn’t be full of guns, shots and other illicit business,” the council continued.
The cemetery said the Kansas City Police Department, Kansas Police Department and Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office are monitoring the area.
Anyone with questions can call the cemetery at (913)-262-6610.
Anyone with information regarding illegal activity in the area can call the TIPS hotline at (816)-474-8477.
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