The Edmond Sun

March 19, 2013

Church: Sacramental wine stolen

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — An Edmond church reported the theft of several items including wine used for the sacrament of communion, an incident report shows.

On March 13, Edmond Police Officer Jonathan Vincent was dispatched to Lighthouse Lutheran Church, 323 S. Broadway, in reference to a burglary that occurred sometime during the previous three days, according to an incident report filed by Vincent.

The church’s pastor told Vincent that when he arrived that evening, he noticed several doors were open and lights were on that were not usually so, Vincent stated. Several desks had drawers open and the interior door to his office had been forced open. He also noticed that an unknown amount of assorted foreign currency had been taken out of a small container, the report stated.

Several other doors were left open and other lights were left on elsewhere in the building, Vincent stated.

In the kitchen, the pastor noticed that a refrigerator door had been left open, and some food had possibly been taken from it, Vincent stated. He also noticed that their communal wine had been taken out of another refrigerator nearby. He said he would talk to employees to find the value of the wine, the report stated. At least one gallon was taken.

When the pastor was at the church at about 6 a.m. on the previous Tuesday nothing was out of place, Vincent stated. | 341-2121, ext. 108