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Vandalism suspected in broken church windows

The Mitchell Wesleyan Church will replace seven windows less than two months after it opened its new addition.

The Rev. Keith Nash said he and staff discovered the broken windows the morning of Nov. 5, so they suspect the damage happened late on Nov. 4.

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“We had a funeral that day and nobody noticed anything then,” he said. “And there were people here in the building until late afternoon.”

Nash suspects someone intentionally caused the damage with a BB or pellet gun. He said there was also some damage in the neighborhood around that time, including a broken car window and slashed tires.

“This was not an accident. It was intentional,” he said. “There are two reasons to me why any vandalism happens. Either someone just disregards property of someone else or they have an axe to grind. Either way, I’m sorry for it.”

It will cost the church nearly $2,000 to replace the seven windows on the south side of the building.

The incident was reported to the police, who are investigating.