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Fifth church vandalized in Crowley

Posted at 10:05 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 19:24:54-04

CROWLEY, La. - Police are investigating a fifth case of vandalism at a Crowley church.

On October 21, officers with the Crowley Police Department responded to Jerusalem Baptist Church located in the 900 Block of West 7th Street regarding damage to the church. A brick was thrown at the church damaging the glass door, according to the Department's Facebook page. This is the fifth case of vandalism at a church in the city since July.

On July 8, someone threw a padlock into a stained glass window at First Lutheran Church on West 8th Street.

On October 11, St. Theresa Catholic Church on West 3rd Street reported a brick had been thrown into the front glass door.

The third attack was discovered October 16 at Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church, less than one block from St. Theresa's on 3rd Street. A brick was also thrown into a glass door.

The next day on October 17, First Church of the Nazarene on W. Northern Avenue had a side window broken.

"We believe them all to be related, we cannot confirm that, but they are all in the same section of our city," Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard told KATC on Friday. "Someone is trying to make a statement of some sort, the issue with it is that they're doing it to houses of worship and that's where the problem exists."

Police are continuing their investigation and they are urging anyone with information to contact the Crowley Police Department at (337) 783-1234.

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