Break-Ins Continue At Area Churches

Thieves continue to burglarize area churches by breaking into the houses of worship. The latest burglary was at St. Paul Catholic Church. According to a report by Tullahoma Police Officer Derrick Derlien, Father Steve Klasek reported that when arrived at the church Monday morning he found someone had broken in and taken a safe. According to the priest the safe contained approximately $7,500. He stated that he had locked the church doors around 7 p.m. and returned around 6 a.m. to an open door at the back of the building. The door was unlocked and is where the thieves entered. He noticed two doors had been damaged inside the church building, and the safe in one of the rooms was missing. According to the officer’s report, the thieves entered the building through an unsecured door and then entered the rooms by pulling the door vents off.