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Can you ID St. Anthony church vandal?

Published: Monday, January 28, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 6:20 PM

UPDATE @ 6:20 p.m. (Jan. 29):

Dayton police have released an image taken from surveillance video of a suspect who damaged windows at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Bowen Street.

The church was vandalized for three straight weeks, with a hammer-wielding suspect breaking windows.

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Anyone with information on these crimes is urged to call Dayton police at 937-333-2677 or Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867).

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St. Anthony Catholic Church on Bowen Street has been vandalized three straight weeks, according to a Dayton Police report. 

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The suspect is reportedly breaking windows at the church and St. Anthony school, with the latest incident happening around 6 p.m. Saturday. 

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According to church staff,  surveillance footage from past weeks shows the suspect bringing a hammer to a window of the church and breaking it in broad daylight at 11:30 a.m. on a Sunday. 

The estimated cost of damage of the last window broken is $500.

To donate to St. Anthony Catholic Church to offset the cost of recent damages, can call the parish office at 937-253-9132.