Authorities step up patrols after Indiana church vandalism
Jul. 15, 2017
NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Brown County authorities are increasing patrols after three churches were vandalized during a spate of recent break-ins.
The Bloomington Herald Times reported Friday (http://bit.ly/2trmWeh) that officials believe the incidents are connected to similar church break-ins in Bartholomew County.
The Brown County Sheriff's Office says the first break-in was in late June, when vandals stole several items and dumped trash throughout a church.
A cross was turned upside down and liquid was poured out in the pews during another incident.
Authorities say the actions are similar to break-ins in Bartholomew County. A Bible was set on fire at Ohio Chapel United Methodist Church, windows were smashed and the phrase "God works in mysterious ways" was written in the guest book.
A $5,000 reward is being offered for information.
Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com