(Atlantic) Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren is asking for the public’s help in the investigation of a rash of burglaries of at least 10-Southwest Iowa Churches. Perpetrators broke into churches in Montgomery, Taylor, Page and Cass Counties last week.
“It is tough for rural churches to stop this kind of action if they want to do it,” stated McLaren. “The only thing I can say is that the public and neighbors of these churches be vigilant and watch those areas for something peculiar. Most people know the cars that should be in and out that area and if they see anything peculiar call law enforcement and let us check it out.”
Montgomery County authorities say $1,300 worth of electronics was stolen from the Mamreland Lutheran Church in Stanton either Thursday or Friday last week. At St. John United Church of Christ near Lyman, they stole a latte machine, six boxes of flavor packets and about 20 bottles of water, worth a total of $200.00, between January 7 and January 9, according to Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren.
At Noble United Methodist Church near Lyman, burglars stole a Power Point Projector, a micro phone and amplifier with a combined value of $1,500 during the same period.
Law Enforcement in all four counties are working together to find the suspects.
January 15, 2014