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Church Burglaries Investigation in Post 13 Area

Date of News Release: 07/23/2007

(Hazard, KY) - Several church burglaries have occurred in the Kentucky State Police Post 13, Hazard area in the past week.

The first church burglarized was the Isom Presbyterian Church located in the Isom community of Letcher County. Electrical items along with cash were taken from the church.

The second was Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church also located in the Isom community of Letcher County. A utility building and the church were burglarized and a weed cutter, lawnmower and a vaccum cleaner were stolen.

The third was the Happy Bible Church in the Happy community of Perry County. During the burglary numerous pieces of electronic equipment were stolen from the church. Vandalism was also done at the Happy Bible Church during the burglary.

Several Troopers and Detectives with the Kentucky State Police in Hazard are investigating these cases. Anyone with any information can contact the Kentucky State Police at (606) 435-6069 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).

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