Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Honea Path Church Vandalized, Windows Broken

HONEA PATH, S.C. - A Honea Path church was vandalized with spray paint and windows broken sometime before Sunday morning says Laurens County Sheriff's Office

Lt. Judy Stiles with the LCSO said they received a call about a vandalism of the Princeton Baptist Church on W. Main St Sunday morning. When deputies arrived on scene, they noticed basement windows had been busted out, words and symbols were spray painted on the front of the church and the baby Jesus statue had been taken from the manger scene.

Stiles said that the word "Emmanuel" was spray painted with black spray paint on the front doors along with symbols on the front pillars of the church.

Investigators are looking into the meaning of the symbols.

Read more at http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/27718175/honea-path-church-vandalized-windows-broken

Friday, December 26, 2014

Stolen baby Jesus replaced with pig's head in Haverhill

HAVERHILL, Mass. (WHDH) - Police in Haverhill are on the lookout for a vandal who stole baby Jesus from a manger and replaced him with a real pig's head.

Police said the vandals struck the nativity scene in front of Sacred Hearts Church in the early morning hours of Christmas Day.

Read more at http://www.whdh.com/story/27708237/stolen-baby-jesus-replaced-with-pigs-head-in-haverhill

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Delaware Faith Leaders Say Vandals Targeted Churches with Animal Excrement

Religious leaders in Wilmington say someone is targeting their houses of worship with vandalism involving fecal matter.

Audio: "It's happening sometimes 4-5 times a week."

Father Joe Brennan at Christ Our King Church says someone is placing what's believed to be dog feces on the entrance of the church in the Ninth Ward.

Read more at http://www.delaware1059.com/story.php?id=13684

Monday, December 15, 2014

Vandal yells 'Long live Satan', after egging, decapitating Nativity statues at Catholic Church in Illinois

BERWYN – Three statues were reported vandalized Dec. 7 , two of them beheaded, in a courtyard of the St. Odilo Church convent, 6617 West 23rd Street.

A nun from the convent reported hearing a disturbance in the courtyard at about 6:30 p.m. She and another nun went out to investigate and found three statures knocked to the ground, one of them with the head missing.

A volunteer who was helping prepare for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe said a male teenager also threw an egg into the church hallway and yelled “Long live Satan” and fled.

Eggs were also thrown at a nativity scene in front of the church.

Source: http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/12/15/vandal-yells-long-live-satan-after-egging-decapitating-nativity-statues-at-st-odilo-in-berwyn/a4ddl6q/

Thursday, December 11, 2014

FBI Investigating After Vandals Spray Paint ‘KKK’ On 3 Black Churches In Florida

Editor's note: As you can see from the archives on this blog, there have been many church vandalism cases reported in the news media this year. (Likely, far more have occurred but went unreported, at least in the media.) This (below) is the first report of an FBI investigation. Churches of all kinds have been vandalized, including black churches. What makes this different is that "KKK" appears. The editor is not critical of the FBI's decision to investigate this case and not other cases. The FBI cannot investigate every case and it is understandable that anti-Christian bigotry coupled with racism brings extra weight and may arguably deserve higher priority. We are all made in the image of a loving God. Let us pray that all anti-Christian bigotry will end, regardless of the form that it takes, and particularly when it is coupled with racism. Let us thank Him for being counted worthy to carry the Cross with Him. My prayers go out to the members of these churches as with all whose churches have been vandalized. May the Lord bless them and preserve them from hatred. A Blessed Advent to all. -- Lisa Graas, editor.

An FBI federal hate crime investigation is underway in Crawfordville, Fl., after someone vandalized three predominantly Black churches with Ku Klux Klan markings.

Sunday morning, the letters “KKK” were found painted on the signs of New Bridge Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church and on a truck parked at the Wildwood Country Club, according to The Tallahassee Democrat. Members of a third church, Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church, found the letters spray painted on their church sign Wednesday night before choir practice.

Read more at http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/12/11/vandals-spray-painted-kkk-three-black-churches-florida/

Church vehicles damaged by spray paint vandals

Bartlesville, Oklahoma - Local police have received several more reports concerning a string of spray paint vandalisms that reportedly occurred Tuesday night and/or Wednesday morning.

Bartlesville Police Department Capt. Jay Hastings said Thursday that four more reports have surfaced since Wednesday, when the E-E first reported that vandals had spay painted vehicles in east Bartlesville.

“We had four more, including a church van and trailer,” Hastings said.

A child-care provider’s van was among some of the vehicles reportedly hit previously. Like the child-care van, Hastings says, the church van was marked with profanities and an obscene drawing.

Read more at: http://examiner-enterprise.com/news/local-news/church-vehicles-damaged-spray-paint-vandals

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Methodist church stained glass window damaged by vandal

Members of Berryton United Methodist Church were shocked after someone damaged an antique stained glass window early last week.

According to a report with the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, someone did more than $1,000 of damage to the church, 7010 S.E. Berryton, between 6 p.m. Dec. 2 and 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Robin Ruiz, a volunteer with the church, said someone threw an object at an antique stained glass window that shows Jesus knocking on a door. A piece of plexiglass covering the window protected it somewhat, but the vandalism still broke a hole in the glass near Jesus’ feet, she said.

Read more at http://m.cjonline.com/news/2014-12-09/berryton-church-stained-glass-window-damaged-vandal#gsc.tab=0

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Vandalism at St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church

A statue outside of St. Andrew Kim church has been vandalized several times over the past few weeks.

A Colorado Springs church is picking up the pieces after vandals repeatedly damaged, and eventually destroyed, a religious statue.

Read more at http://www.onenewspage.co.uk/video/20141201/2309113/Vandalism-at-St-Andrew-Kim-Catholic-Church.htm

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vandals target historic San Marcos churches

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- In the Dunbar historic neighborhood, church members are on high alert after vandals have targeted at least four of their buildings in recent weeks.

Someone has thrown rocks through five windows at four different churches on Centre Street, and now church members are speaking out, hoping the vandals will hear them.

Read more at http://www.kvue.com/story/news/local/2014/11/26/vandals-target-san-marcos-churches/19547897/

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

St Pius Catholic Church in Consett (UK) boarded up due to vandals

Father Andrew Downie said St Piux Roman Catholic Church has been boarded up and the cost of replacing windows will be 'thousands'

A congregation came together to clear up the aftermath of a vandal attack causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Yobs targeted St Pius Roman Catholic Church, in Consett, smashing 13 windows at the Essex Avenue church sometime overnight from Saturday to Sunday.

The 100-strong congregation arrived for Sunday morning mass to find the church littered with glass and with almost every window smashed.

Father Andrew Downie, parish priest, said: “In the past 10 days we’d had a window smashed and we’d had that repaired.

“But on Sunday morning the congregation came to church to find the windows had been smashed.

Read more at http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/consett-church-face-repair-bill-8128939

Vandals spray-paint satanic, sexually-graphic images on Faith Christian Center in Michigan


They have had it with vandals at the Faith Christian Center in Chesterfield Township.

The church on Gratiot Avenue just north of M-59 feeds the homeless and invites a diverse community to come through its doors. Pastor Joe Killcoyne contacted Local 4 after a destructive vandal spray-painted satanic, sexually-graphic and racist tags all over the outside of the church.

Moreover, the vandal may have broken the heating system. It was cold inside the church on Tuesday.

Read more at http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/vandals-hit-faith-christian-center-in-chesterfield-township/29802714

Windows of Church of Christ in Newark likely broken by vandals

NEWARK – A local congregation is looking for solutions after several windows, possibly dating back to the 1850s, were damaged by vandals earlier this week.

James Morgan, who serves as the minister for the Martinsburg Church of Christ in Newark, said he received a call Monday afternoon from a neighbor in the area that several stained glass windows were damaged.

When Morgan arrived to the church around 9 p.m., he found three windows broken. The windows are about 10-feet tall and have a unique shape which is common for country churches similar to the Martinsburg church, which was built in the 1850s.

Read more at http://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2014/11/18/church-windows-likely-broken-vandals/19230253/

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Statue of the Risen Christ vandalized at St. Francis de Sales in the Rockaways

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Friday night were investigating the shocking desecration of the Statue of the Risen Christ at a church in the Rockaways.

As CBS2’s Matt Kozar reported exclusively, the statue is a familiar sight next to the altar at St. Francis de Sales, at 129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd. in Queens.

“The visual effect is what people need to see,” the Rev. Thomas Doyle said.

Read more at http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/11/07/cbs2-exclusive-statue-of-christ-desecrated-at-belle-harbor-church/

Edmond, Oklahoma, Police Release Photos of Suspect Who Vandalized Crucifix

EDMOND, Oklahoma - Police here are trying to figure out who is behind a spate of criminal acts against a local religious icon.

The crucifix at St. John the Baptist Church, at 9th & Boulevard, was stolen last month. It was returned a week later, but has since been targeted, twice, by vandals; most recently, last week.

Security cameras are now giving investigators a look at the possible suspect. The images are not very clear, but do show a person who, police believe, took a marker to the crucifix twice in a week's time.

Read more at http://www.news9.com/story/27381244/edmond-police-release-photos-of-suspect-who-vandalized-crucifix

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

19-Year-Old Charged In Destruction Of Baptist Church In Lookout Valley

A 19-year-old has been charged in the destruction of a Baptist church in Lookout Valley over the weekend.

Chattanooga Police on Wednesday arrested Garrett Michael Belanger.

Read more at http://www.chattanoogan.com/2014/11/5/287899/19-Year-Old-Charged-In-Destruction-Of.aspx

Monday, November 3, 2014

Vandals Target New Albany Church With Spray Paint

NEW ALBANY, Ohio - Profane, blasphemous graffiti all over a New Albany church.  What may have been someone's idea of a Halloween prank is now a police matter.

Read more at http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/11/03/new-albany-ohio-vandals-target-new-albany-church-with-spray-paint.html

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Lexington church vandalized twice in one week

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - For the the second time in less than a week, police say a vandal targeted a Lexington church and nearby cars.

James Thompson says early Saturday morning he realized two tires on his truck and his wife's car had been slashed.

"I'm almost 60 and now I have to come out here and jack my car up because someone vandalized it," said Thompson.

Police say someone also targeted Saint John Missionary Baptist Church across the street on Thurman Drive, smashing a glass door.

"It's heartbreaking because we've been here 14 years and never had anything like this happen until the last two weeks," Deacon Richard Higgins told WKYT's Mark Barber.

Higgins says last Saturday, a vandal hit their church van before damaging five other nearby vehicles.

Read more at http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Lexington-neighborhood-vandalized-twice-in-one-week-278903621.html

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Vandals make church sign offensive

HARLEM, Ga. (WRDW) - From cross to cross, clear signs this is a place of worship, but it's what was on the this sign that didn't seem very God-like.

"I didn't know anything about it until I got a call from the sheriff's department to come and they vandalized the sign, and the deputy was there when I got there," Pastor Walter P. Banks said.

The sign used to say "Come and receive a blessing."

Someone decided to change around the letters from welcoming words to racial slurs.

Read more at http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/Vandals-make-church-sign-offensive-278188041.html

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fingerprint leads to 8 teens charged in church vandalism

A fingerprint taken from a candy wrapper led investigators to the eight teenagers accused of vandalism at a Northeast Austin church, police said. 

Read more at http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/fingerprint-leads-to-8-teens-charged-in-church-van/nhZ9J/

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Church in Northwest Fresno Vandalized

Police are looking for the vandal that left the walls and front door of a northwest Fresno church spray painted.

An administrator at St. Anthony of Padua church discovered the graffiti Saturday morning when arriving to work.

One of the churches front doors and the walls around it had been spray painted with bizarre images and words.

Read more at http://www.kmph.com/story/26415408/church-in-northwest-fresno-hit-by-vandals

'Infidel' spray-painted on three Columbus, Indiana, churches

Parishoners arriving at three Columbus churches found graffiti spray painted on their buildings Sunday morning.

Columbus Police said the three churches vandalized Saturday night were East Columbus Christian Church, 3170 Indiana Ave.; St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 1306 27th St.; and Lakeview Church of Christ, 4040 N. County Road 150W.

The word "infidel" was spray painted on the churches and a reference to a chapter and verse in the Quran, according to Sgt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police spokesman.

Read more at http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Police-investigate-vandalism-t_1409503997

Friday, August 29, 2014

Accused Vandal Strikes Joel Osteen’s Megachurch

(HOUSTON) – A man was arrested Thursday, accused of vandalism at Joel Osteen’s megachurch.
Houston police said a man was taken into custody around 9:50 a.m., after he allegedly walked into the Lakewood Church bookstore, 3700 Southwest Fwy., and began breaking store products.

Read more at http://praisehouston.com/5091384/accused-vandal-strikes-joel-osteens-megachurch/

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

South Arkansas [Church] Dealing With Vandalism

EL DORADO, AR -- Two El Dorado businesses and a church were the targets of vandals this past weekend, spray painted with graffiti.

"I couldn't believe it really," says Green.

Preacher of Victory Bible Church, Dr. Robert Green, says he is fed up with it.

"First of all, as a pastor, they need to receive Jesus as their Savior and then get with some mentors that will tell them about Jesus, and then, take some responsibility," says Green.

Green says one of the women in the neighborhood says she spotted the boys spray painting another church.

Read more at http://www.myarklamiss.com/story/d/story/south-arkansas-business-owners-dealing-with-vandal/19228/rOp4FeN5X0eoVB68sA-K4A

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stillwater church's sign vandalized to read, "God bless the KKK"

Pastor John Kaiyalethe was summoned to work on his day off yesterday when the Oak Park Heights Police Department let him know somebody had vandalized the sign at his church, the Calvary Assembly, which sits just across the border from Stillwater at 5805 Osgood Avenue N.

The lettering of the sign, which had read "God Bless Oak Park Heights," had been changed to read, "God Bless the KKK."

Read more at http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2014/07/stillwater_churchs_sign_vandalized_to_read_god_bless_the_kkk_photo.php

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Church vandal left dead squirrel, 'Hail Satan' note

A North Charleston teenager left a dead squirrel and a note saying "Hail Satan!" after vandalizing a church at least twice, according to investigators.

Ashton Taylor Clayton, 19, of Indigo Fields Boulevard was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of malicious injury to property to a place of worship.

Peace Lutheran Church at 8315 Dorchester Road was vandalized several times since May, according to the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office.

A staff member called the Sheriff's Office May 20 to say she saw a man wearing a black hoodie behind the church destroying a statue of St. Francis. She said this was the third time this had happened in the last week.

Read more at http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140702/PC16/140709839/1005/church-vandal-left-dead-squirrel-hail-satan-note-north-charleston-teen-arrested&source=RSS

Dallas police label vandalism of 'gay' church, monuments, media buildings, a 'hate crime'

Note: Of all church vandalisms reported to date on this blog, this is the first one where the local police department gave a press conference and labeled the vandalism a "hate crime."

Dallas Police are investigating what they believe may be a hate crime. Officers say someone has spray-painted "666" on at least a half-dozen landmarks and businesses around town. Investigators believe it started at The Cathedral of Hope, the self-described "nation's largest gay church." Parishioners found out Sunday morning, and took pictures to show police. "This is a reminder that Dallas is not the tolerant place we hoped it could be," says Rev. Jim Mitulsky. Just a mile to the south of the church, the entrance of Dallas' gay entertainment and lifestyle boulevard, the monument known as the "Legacy of Love" was also stained with the remnants of the washed away 666. "This is malicious and hateful and cowardly," says Oak Lawn Committee president Brenda Marks. Police identified six vandalized locations Monday, including the print media homes of the Dallas Morning News, D Magazine and the Dallas Observer. Authorities do not believe the acts were random. "Right now we are tentatively labeling it a hate crime, just because it's gay pride month, the locations are of significance," says Lt. Eno Fite.

Read More at: http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/police-vandal-tagging-dallas-landmarks-666-19107.shtml

Monday, June 30, 2014

Vandal damage Baptist church sign in Newfane, NY

NEWFANE – The sign at the First Baptist Church, 6047 East Avenue, was reported damaged sometime over the weekend, according to Niagara County sheriff’s deputies.

The church’s chairman of the board Bruce Aiken told deputies Sunday that someone damaged the sign in front of the church between 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

According to deputies the sign was intentionally struck with enough force to cause damage to both sides of the sign.

Read more at http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/police-blotter/vandal-damage-church-sign-in-newfane-20140630

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Alleged church vandal says Holy Spirit told him to “get the word out”

TRUSSVILLE – 31-year-old Eja Cree of Birmingham has been charged with first-degree criminal mischief for vandalizing Mountain View Baptist Church on Chalkville Rd. in Grayson Valley.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies took Cree into custody Friday afternoon after over 20 church, home and business vandalism incidents had been reported in the JeffCo area.

According to Chief Deputy Randy Christian, additional charges are pending for the 31-year-old who claims the Holy Spirit challenged him to “get the word out”.

The religious extremist is alleged to have spray-painted different variations of the word “Memeneusha” on church campuses across the area over night. In Cree’s mind, the word means “Jesus is coming,” Christian said.

Read more at Trussville Tribune

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Vandals targeting church in southeast Wichita

With the largest patch of green grass for children to play on in its southeast Wichita neighborhood and programs designed to assist families in need, Pilgrim Congregational Church wants to be a magnet for the surrounding area.

Over the past several weeks, however, the church near Harry and Woodlawn has become a target instead.

Vandals have broken windows with rocks and shot holes in glass with BB guns, creating an expensive headache for church leaders.

“It’s disheartening,” said David Robbins, a member of the church at 6000 E. Harry and president of the Fabrique Neighborhood Association. “They’ve done quite a bit of damage.”

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/06/16/3510954/vandals-targeting-church-in-southeast.html#storylink=cpy

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Vandalism at houses of worship worries religious leaders in Shreveport

Walls slathered in spray paint, doors pulled off the hinges, appliances stolen and air-conditioners ripped apart. These are the marks of vandals, whose attacks on religious institutions in the Shreveport area have worried religious leaders, reports Shreveport's The News Star.

One leader, Pastor Stacy Holden, told the newspaper that the damage was a "satanic attack."

"We began to realize that this goes deeper than just a criminal offense. This is a satanic attack on our church," Holden told The News Star. "I feel like we fought the devil, and the devil doesn't want another church in Shreveport. But by the help and grace of God, we're going to do it."

Read more at NOLA.com....

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Texas church hit by vandals

A vandal or vandals who painted two City of Weatherford buildings over the weekend are believed to be responsible for causing nearly $30,000 in damage to a nearby historic church’s stained glass window.

Father Eric Vowles said it appeared someone repeatedly struck the west-facing Christ the King window of All Saints Anglican Church in 100 block of South Waco Street, damaging several areas of the glass.

Read more at http://www.weatherforddemocrat.com/newstoppers/x1396877536/Church-hit-by-vandals

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Alleged church vandal seeks plea deal

Negotiations for a potential plea deal are underway between attorneys in the case of a Gurnee woman facing multiple charges of vandalism and defacement of local churches.

Read more at http://newssun.suntimes.com/27865262-417/alleged-church-vandal-seeks-plea-deal.html

Friday, May 30, 2014

Brown Paint Splashed On Altar At Yonkers Church; Police Investigate

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police Friday afternoon were searching for the vandals who doused the altar with paint at a church in Yonkers.

The incident occurred between noon and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church, at 470 Westchester Ave. in Yonkers.

Monsignor Dennis Keane, the pastor of the church, said he felt “really terribly offended, terribly hurt, terribly violated.”

Police said someone poured brown paint on several spots throughout the church, including the bronze tabernacle.

Read more at CBS New York...

Friday, May 9, 2014

Vandals damage Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church pro-life cross display

A vandal or vandals did about $300 worth of damage late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning outside Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church.

At the corner of Ninth Avenue and Seventh Street, the church had been displaying 597 crosses to represent the number of reported abortions in South Dakota in 2011.

Read more at http://www.brookingsregister.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=20943&page=78

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Vandals paint '666' on NE Portland churches

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Officials are investigating two known incidents of graffiti that targeted two churches and a vehicle.

The pastor at Door of Hope church, located at 831 Northeast Fremont Street, said he was made aware of the vandalism early Monday morning.

Someone used gold and white paint to draw the “666” insignia on the brick wall and front door.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Police seeking man who vandalized Catholic church in North Hollywood

UPDATE: Vandal caught on camera knocking over statues, paintings at Los Angeles church

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who vandalized the chapel of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in North Hollywood Tuesday night.

The man allegedly entered the building in the 6100 block of Cahuenga Boulevard just after 9 p.m. and pushed over statues, vases and paintings.


UPDATE: Vandal caught on camera knocking over statues, paintings at Los Angeles church

FBI seeks vandals who hit Idaho LDS chapels

The FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in finding and prosecuting the person or people who vandalized several southeastern Idaho LDS chapels.

Special Agent William Facer of the FBI’s Salt Lake City office said Wednesday that the vandalism came in the form of numerous pornographic images and misspelled epithets spray-painted on church buildings at three locations in the Chubbuck, Idaho area on Nov. 6-7, 2013.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Vandal targets pro-life sign outside Catholic church in Iowa

MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa —The congregation at St. Patrick’s Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa, said they are angry and disappointed that someone vandalized an anti-abortion sign outside the church.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Officials searching for vandal of three churches in Houston

Houston Police and Crime Stoppers are looking to catch a suspect they say has been involved in the vandalism of three churches in the Memorial area.

Three separate churches, Christ Memorial Lutheran,  St. Thomas Presbyterian and Emmanuel Episcopal Church have all been vandalized over the past year. The last of the incidents was reported late last month on Jan. 21.

One of the churches was only vandalized twice, while the other two have been targeted four times each. The acts range from smashing stained glass windows to knocking over statues, said Ryan Sullivan with Houston Crime Stoppers .


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Police search for vandal of LDS church

BATH, Ohio — Police are asking people for tips about some graffiti that showed up on a local church.

The number sequence “666″ and an upside-down cross were painted on the wall of the LDS Church on Revere Road in Bath.

Read more.......

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Religious Statues Vandalized At 2 Catholic Churches In South Jersey

VINELAND, NJ (CBS) — Police in Vineland are searching for the suspects who vandalized statues outside two churches overnight.
According to the Vineland Police Department, officers were dispatched to the Sacred Heart Church at 922 E Landis Avenue for reported criminal mischief. An investigation revealed that sometime during the night, the suspects had vandalized several religious statues on church property.
The vandals hacked off the head of a statue of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the vandals also chopped a statue of Joseph in half.

READ MORE........

Friday, January 17, 2014

Hunt for vandal who gouged church door

POLICE are appealing for information after the main doors of a church in Henstridge were gouged with a sharp object.

The criminal damage is believed to have taken place on Saturday, January 4, some time after 5.30pm.
PCSO Thelma Mead of Wincanton neighbourhood beat team said: “Scratch marks have appeared on the main oak doors of St Nicholas Church in Henstridge.

MPD searches for Presbyterian Church vandal(s)

The Murray Police Department is searching for a suspect or suspects who vandalized the First Presbyterian Church before stealing money from the building.

According to MPD, officers responded at approximately 6:11 a.m. Tuesday to a reported burglary at the First Presbyterian Church at 1601 Main St. in Murray. Officers discovered that a suspect or suspects went through the building breaking and destroying items after forcibly making entry into the building.

Read more....