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Another church break-in reported

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The "little historic church of Carbon" was also vandalized over this past weekend. Ivy Jackson Photo.
CARBON -- The Clay County Sheriff's Department received another report of a Carbon church vandalized over the weekend.

Clay County Sheriff's Deputy Jerry Siddons was contacted by "little historic church of Carbon" historian Norma Cress around 10 a.m.,Wednesday morning. The backdoor was damaged when Cress arrived at the building, but she reported to Siddons that nothing else was damaged inside the building.

Siddons is also currently investigating reports of vandalism at the Carbon United Methodist Church, the Carbon Church of the Nazarene and at an undisclosed rural Carbon residence.

The investigation has determined that the two churches were broken into sometime after midnight Saturday and before church services Sunday morning, but when the residence was broken into can only be narrowed down to sometime within the last week.

The Carbon United Methodist Church reported items thrown around the basement and 10-15 videos from a church member video library.

The Carbon Church of the Nazarene was forcibly entered through a door and an AM/FM CD player and a portable DVD player was taken from the facility.

The residence, which is undergoing major renovations, had a window broken and a door was kicked in to gain access to the inside. The suspects entered the attic and removed the newly installed electrical wiring.

"We are following up on several leads in this case," Siddons said. "But we still asking for the public's assistance. We don't know about vandalism or theft if people don't report when it happens. We don't know where the hot spots are."

Siddons said that if anyone finds signs of vandalism, theft or to report information about this incident, or any others, contact Dep. Jerry Siddons at the Clay County Justice Center at 446-2535.

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