Church five-time victim of broken windows

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By Jesse Osbourne


Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fredericktown has fallen victim to someone breaking stained glass windows on five separate occasions.

The incidents began on Aug. 7 and have continued through Friday.
Damage was first reported to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 7 at 7:44 a.m.
According to the incident report, a person or persons threw a rock through a stained glass window, breaking three sections of the window.
Then, on Aug. 16, vandals entered the church property at night and again threw rocks through a stained glass window.
Damage was again reported on Sept. 5, and the incident was estimated to have occurred between 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Two more windows were damaged. One was hit with an object and cracked while another window was broken. The portion that broke was the only section remaining in a window that was previously damaged.
On Sept. 7, more damage was reported to the sheriff’s office.
Sometime between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., a vandal threw a rock through the top part of an already-broken window. People came to decorate the church for a wedding and found the glass and rock inside the church.
Finally, on Sept. 15, more damage was reported. The damage occurred sometime on Friday between 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Anyone with information regarding the windows should call the sheriff’s office at (859) 336-5400. Callers can remain anonymous.