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Windows smashed at Lake Country church

St. Edwards Roman Catholic Church at 11123 Okanagan Centre Road East was targeted by vandals last weekend.
Image Credit: Crime Stoppers

LAKE COUNTRY – A church targeted by vandals in the past was hit two more times in the last week.

Shortly after 11 a.m. on April 15, a District of Lake Country employee spotted smoke coming from a row of cedars behind St. Edwards Roman Catholic Church on Okanagan Centre Road East. He called 911 but by the time firefighters arrived the flames had already travelled 40 feet up into the attic.

A cause was never officially released but a firefighter on scene told iNFOnews an accelerant was the most likely explanation.

Last Saturday night, a neighbour heard a vehicle pull into the church parking lot shortly after midnight.

A CrimeStoppers release says the neighbour heard some banging and what sounded like glass breaking. The vehicle then left the scene south on OK Centre Road East.

“Two of the windows on the rectory side of the building had been broken by rocks,” the release says. “No entry was made into the church. Two days later police were called again when the caretaker found all of the newspapers from the holder on the roadway had been thrown up against the front door.”

If you know anything about this crime, or any other crime, call the Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tips line at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit our website at  Your information will be kept confidential and could lead to a reward of up to $2000.00.

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