Easter halted by church break-in

| April 23, 2011

For the first time in 137 years, St. John's Lutheran Church in Natrona will not host an Easter Sunday service.

A break-in and theft of copper during Holy Week left the church without heat and water, rendering it impossible for the church's small congregation to celebrate Christianity's most sacred day at their home church.

Police charged Jonathan Michael Jones, 26, of Duquesne Court in Springdale, in connection with the burglary. Police said he has another address in Brackenridge.

Charges include burglary and theft, according to police.

"He said he didn't have any money for (his) kids and he wanted to buy them Easter candy," said Harrison Det. Floyd "Bucky" Taraszewski.

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