GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP/WWJ) – Suspects are being sought after a break-in and vandalism at a church in western Michigan.
The Holland Sentinel reports the front door was pried open about 3 a.m. Sunday at Georgetown Protestant Reformed Church in Ottawa County’s Georgetown Township, near Grand Rapids.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: The Political Road Ahead
Books and other church literature were found thrown around the lobby; and, church leader Randy VanOverloop told TV station FOX-17, some Bibles were burned.
Fire extinguishers were discharged in the pew seating area of the church.
Sheriff’s officials said a witness had called to report hearing loud noises coming from the church and spotting several suspects sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot around 3 a.m. Sunday.READ MORE: 'My Name Is Sara' Film On Holocaust Survivor Premieres In Metro Detroit
Investigators later found that someone had pried open the church’s front doors to get inside.
It does not appear that anything was stolen, and authorities have not talked about a possible motives.
There have been no arrests and tips are being sought from the public as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information should contact the sheriff’s office at 616-738-4000 or call the Silent Observer anonymously at 1-877-887-4536.MORE NEWS: Dearborn Homecoming Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
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