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Deputies report Malta Bend Methodist Church vandalized

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sheriff's deputies continue to investigate the recent vandalism at United Methodist Church in Malta Bend, according to a Saline County Sheriff's Department report.

Damage to the church and its contents was discovered Thursday, April 12, according to the report.

A window to the kitchen at the back of the church was broken, apparently by someone throwing concrete chunks through it, deputies said.

A fire extinguisher was discharged throughout the sanctuary and pastor's office, and an oil candle was left burning.

In the basement, glass was shattered in a large picture, books were dumped from a table and a large box of fluorescent light bulbs were shattered, according to the report.

Church officials said they would obtain an estimate of the cost of the damage.

Contact Eric Crump at ecrump@marshallnews.com