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LDS church burglarized
by Ashley Langston
Jul 11, 2012 | 231 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ENOCH – An LDS church building was burglarized sometime between the evenings of July 1-2 and police are looking for help from the public to identify a suspect.

Enoch Police Sgt. Mike Berg said the church building at 1390 E. Midvalley Road was broken into and all the bishops’ and clerks’ offices were targeted. Inside the offices, filing cabinets were pryed open, drawers were rummaged through and a computer monitor and keyboard were damaged.

Damage was done, but it appeared the burglar was looking for money and was not interested in just vandalizing the building, Berg said. The Cedar City Police Department is currently investigating an incident where tens of thousands of dollars in damage was done to the LDS church building at 2015 Wedgewood Lane, Cedar City, on June 30.

In the Enoch church, the classrooms, chapel, and other rooms in the building were unharmed.

Berg said the church has a policy that no money ever be left in the building overnight, and any money collected July 1 had already been deposited at the bank before the burglary. All that was taken, that they are aware of at this point, were some money bags with empty fast offering envelopes in them.

Some fingerprints were lifted and other physical evidence was collected, and that has been sent to the state lab, but police do not yet know whether anything will come of that.

“We’re really looking for the community’s help on (this case),” Berg said.

Anyone who saw a person or persons or a vehicle at the church during that time frame, saw lights on at the church, has seen the stolen fast offering bags, has heard someone talking about the crime, or has seen or heard anything else suspicious is asked to call the Enoch Police Department at 586-1119.

“The public’s going to be a huge help in solving this crime,” Berg said.

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