Sheriff's Office seeks information on First UMC Baker burglary

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 18:51 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a second reported church burglary in north Okaloosa County.

Deputies were called to First Methodist Church of Baker on State Road 189 after a church member arriving at the church yesterday discovered a window unit air conditioner hanging outside an opened window.

Inside, they found evidence of forced entry into the church office. A lock box had been taken, but church officials say it did not contain money.

The OCSO is also investigating a church burglary reported Jan. 20 at Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church in Baker. During that break-in, the thief or thieves damaged the church and stole money.

Anyone with information on the church burglaries can contact the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, 850-689-5705, or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers, 850-863-TIPS.

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