Numerous church burglaries under investigation in Page County


January 14th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Page County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating numerous Church burglaries in the county. Sheriff Lyle Palmer said today (Tuesday) burglaries have taken place over the last five days, with three burglaries being reported Monday in Page County and one in the city of Clarinda.

The Sheriff’s office has contacted Churches in the rural towns and area’s solely covered by the Sheriff’s Office to alert them of the burglaries as well as the Clarinda police Department and the Shenandoah Police Department to notify the Churches in their respective communities. When a broadcast was put to over area Law enforcement entities on Monday from the Page County Sheriff’s Office, it was found that other surrounding counties also had Church break-ins.

People are reminded that it they see something suspicious to contact Law Enforcement immediately as time is of the essence in these crimes. At this time all but one of the break-ins in Page County have involved forced entry to the Churches.

Anyone with information into the break-ins is asked to contact the Page County Crime Stoppers at the Page County Sheriff’s Office, or your local Law Enforcement. A Cash reward of up to $1000.00 is available for information leading to the arrest and indictment of person’s involved. Tipsters can remain anonymous.