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Akron man charged with painting anti-Semitic messages at Springfield cemetery

Beacon Journal staff report

SPRINGFIELD tWP.: An Akron man is accused of writing anti-Semitic slurs on a mausoleum at Hillside Memorial Park cemetery.

Slavko Mazibrada, 56, is being held in the Summit County Jail on one fifth-degree felony charge of vandalism.

Court records show he was arrested Thursday by Springfield Township police. Officers were responding to the cemetery off Canton Road cemetery after a caller said someone wrote “GO HOME JEWS EVL Z” and “Dead” on the side of a mausoleum.

Mazibrada was arrested not far from the cemetery on Albrecht Avenue. “Witness statements and evidence on the scene” led officers to arrest Mazibrada, Sgt. Eric East said.

A superintendent for the cemetery said he could not comment Friday.

Cemetery workers were assigned to erase the slurs. The cleanup is expected to cost more than $7,000, police said.


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