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Church vandals sought by sheriff's office

August 27, 2010 by Randy Keck

Parker County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating suspects who broke into a local church and vandalized it.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the incident happened at Central Baptist Church in north Weatherford in the 4200 block of Old Agnes Road, sometime between Monday, Aug. 23, and Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. A report was made by a janitor at the church after he came to work Wednesday morning. The complainant told deputies he observed several doors and property within the church which had been damaged.

The report stated an exterior door and an interior door to the sanctuary were damaged in the incident. A hole was punched in the interior door, causing an estimated several hundred dollars in damage repair costs. An additional outbuilding door had also been damaged.

A game system and multiple games valued at several hundred additional dollars, were also reported stolen during the crime.

Sheriff Fowler said it is upsetting at how a person could knowingly and intentionally destroy church property.
“This is very disturbing,” Fowler said. “A church is holy territory and should be revered and respected, not purposely ruined. Our investigators are following up on leads in order to apprehend the heartless criminals responsible for this crime, and we intend on seeking the proper penalties and punishments.”

The charges are listed as theft for the stolen game system and criminal mischief for vandalism of a place of worship, a state jail felony.

Anyone with information about this or others crimes is urged to call the Parker County Sheriff’s Office at (817) 594-8845, or Parker County Crime Stoppers at (817) 599-5555. You may remain anonymous.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 26

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brewer at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

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