Reward Offered for Church Vandalism

Placer County, CA…A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest or arrests of those responsible for vandalizing and burglarizing a church in Foresthill December 13.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case and Placer County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for anonymous tips.
According to Sgt. William Walton, commander of the Foresthill substation, vandals entered the New Hope Lutheran Church where Forest Charter School students were preparing for a performance. They destroyed property and stole numerous items. Some of the stolen items were found in a shack about 50 yards behind the school in a forested area.
Witnesses reported seeing a young male riding away from the church on a bicycle shortly after the crime was discovered.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact either the Placer County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 889-7800 or Placer County Crime Stoppers at 800-923-8191. By calling Crime Stoppers, callers remain anonymous and are eligible for up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest or arrests.