Church burglary suspect back in court

| August 6, 2010

GREEN BAY – Nicholas Holz, 19, is scheduled to be back in court and charged Friday afternoon for a string of break-ins that includes several Green Bay churches.

Green Bay police say Holz admitted to 21 burglaries, including at five churches in the downtown area, as well as the Green Bay Community Policing Center.

Here is a list of locations police say Holz admitted to breaking into:

* St. Francis Xavier Church, 139 S. Madison St.
* St. Patrick's Parish, 211 N. Maple Ave.
* St. Peter and Paul Parish, 710 N. Baird St.
* St. John the Evangelists, 413 St John St.
* St. Mary's Church, 645 S. Irwin Ave.
* Franciscan Fathers, 645 S. Irwin Ave.
* St. Catherine's Book Store, 131 S. Madison St.
* The Bridal Church, 901 Cherry St.
* St. Vincent's Child Care Center, 139 S. Monroe Ave.
* St. Matthews Church, 130 St. Matthews St, Allouez
* St. Matthews School, 130 St. Matthews St, Allouez
* St. Joseph Votary, Allouez
* Green Bay Police Community Policing Center, 215 S. Baird St.

The Brown County District Attorneys office says it expects to file 10 to 12 charges related to burglary and criminal damage to property.

In most cases, police say Holz targeted small amounts of money in lock boxes, sometimes not getting away with anything. However, authorities say Holz stole three laptop computers from St. Matthews School.

Holz was arrested early Tuesday morning after he was found in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Police had originally gone to the church around 2 a.m. after a motion detector was triggered. St. Francis installed the security system after it was first targeted in May.

Cameron Clark will have more on this story on FOX 11 News at Five.

 

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