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Waynesboro Police Investigate Vandalism, Theft Spree

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Waynesboro Police Department
Press Release

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating an overnight citywide crime spree involving a burglary at a church, vandalisms and theft at a construction site.

At 8:30 PM on August 11,  officers took reports at residences in the 2300 & 2400 blocks of Cortland St and the 1100 block  of Lyndhurst Rd that had had picture windows shot with marbles.  In addition, two vehicles  from the 500 block of Maple Ave and the 1400 block of Madison St had windows shot out  with unknown projectiles, possibly marbles.  The damage on all five vandalisms is estimated at  $2800.

Just after midnight on August 12, officers responded to Waynesboro Mennonite Church, 1801  Monroe St, after a nearby resident noticed activity around the building.  When officers arrived,  they found a glass door on the east side of the building had been shattered.  The inside of church  had blood smeared on the walls, floor, doors and desks of the office and hallway.  The assailants  also stole a computer.  The damage from the burglary is estimated at $700. At 8:00 AM today, officers responded to the construction site of the CVS Pharmacy at 1235  West Broad St for a report of a theft of scrap metal.  P&S Electric, one of the subcontractors,  indicated that approximately $3000 was taken sometime over the weekend. Officers recovered evidence in many of the incidents which will be sent off for analysis.  

The  Police Department is asking citizens to be on the lookout for anyone who has recently sustained  an injury, e.g. serious laceration.   Anyone with information is asked to call the Waynesboro Police Department at (540) 942-6675  or Central Shenandoah Crime Stoppers at 1(800)322-2017.  Information given to Crime Stoppers  may be given anonymously.  Callers with information that lead to an arrest in this case are  eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

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