Number of Green Bay church burglaries grows to 10

| July 31, 2010

The pace of church burglaries in Green Bay appears to be accelerating.

City police said today they’re investigating at least 10 church burglaries or burglary attempts since May 4, including five in the past 10 days. St. John The Evangelist Church, 413 St. John St., was struck twice in that period.

Most of the incidents involve a burglar or burglars breaking windows during the night, Police Capt. Todd Thomas said. Small amounts of money have been taken in some incidents.

On Thursday, church officials were asked to notify police if they've discovered signs of break-ins that have yet to be reported.

Churches that have been targeted, according to police records:

May 4: St. Patricks, 201 N. Maple Ave., and May 4: St. John the Evangelist, 413 St. John St.

May 7: St. Francis Xavier 140 S. Monroe

May 24: St. Paul 443 S. Clay St.

July 6: SS. Peter and Paul, 701 N. Baird St.

July 21: SS. Peter and Paul, 701 N. Baird St.

July 23: St. John the Evangelist, 413 St. John St.

Monday: St. Mary of the Angels, 645 S. Irwin Ave.

Tuesday: St. John the Evangelist, 413 St. John St., and July 27: Franciscan Fathers, 645 S. Irwin Ave.

 

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