Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dozens of headstones vandalized at St. Mary's #Catholic Cemetery, Canton #NY

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Police are investigating an act of vandalism that damaged dozens of headstones at a northern New York cemetery.

The St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office tells local media outlet that 36 headstones were knocked over or displaced sometime during the weekend at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in the town of Canton. Deputies say flags and flower pots also were broken.

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Suspected church vandal arrested #Methodist #TN

Kingsport, TENN. -

Kingsport Police arrested a man at the scene of a church vandalism.

Randall Eugene Robbins was arrested outside First Broad Street United Methodist Church Sunday night. The police department received a 911 call about hearing glass breaking and a person loitering around the church.

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Vandalism limits public access at St. John's #Catholic Cathedral in #Fresno #CA

Crooks are forcing local churches to change the way they operate. The latest victims are parishioners at St. John's Cathedral in downtown Fresno.

The closure is brand new this week after a man kicked down a 110-year-old door inside the cathedral. Valley Catholics are outraged by the crime, especially since the man was caught on camera walking into a sacred room.

Security cameras caught a man repeatedly kicking at the door to the sacristy inside St. John's Cathedral on October 23. In the video, the man pauses after a few attempts then finally breaks through the door destroying a piece of cathedral history.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Vandals strike church a second time

MANKATO — A Mankato church has been hit by vandals twice since August, but the latest incident resulted in damage to its aging stained-glass windows.

Two stained-glass windows at SS. Peter & Paul's Catholic Church were installed more than a century ago, said Mark Frederick, parish administrator. Someone threw a brick, pieces of cement block and a rock through those windows and two other windows early Friday morning.

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