Vandals target church

December 5, 2017
Watt Section , Nova Scotia

News release

Halifax District RCMP is investigating a break and enter in to a church in Watt Section.

Prior to 1 p.m. on Monday, Halifax District RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter at a church on the St. Andrews Loop. A member of the congregation arrived to decorate for Christmas when they discovered the front door had been forced open and the church smelled like smoke. Further investigation determined that items such as hymn books, altar items, including a prayer stand, were lit on fire. However, the fire appeared to extinguish itself, resulting in minimal damage to the church that was built in the 1800's. It's believed this incident took place between November 12 and December 4.

The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020 or the Sheet Harbour Detachment at 902-885-2510. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.

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Contact information

Cpl. Dal Hutchinson
Media Relations Officer
Halifax District RCMP
Cell: 902-830-5695
dal.hutchinson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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