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CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Police Department will set up a substation next week at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston.

"Evanston really needed one badly," said Sgt. Cassandra Tucker of Cincinnati's District Two.

In the course of two weeks police on routine patrol noticed three break-ins at Calvary's office on Duck Creek Road.

"Knocking the windows out and helping themselves to furniture," said Ron Hibbard the Cemetery Superintendent.

Patrol officers like Jeff Shari who work in the area approached Hibbard with the idea.

"For us being far away from the District (on Erie) it is really important because we have to get to the paperwork.  There's a lot of things that we might not have or forgotten so it is easy for us to stop in here," said Shari.

All involved think the placement of the substation which will happen next week will help deter future crime at the cemetery.

Hibbard wishes it didn't have to come to this.

"It is a shame for people to come in and destroy things like that.  It's a lot of work to keep up with it and it's just a shame what people do," said Hibbard.

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