Police seek public's assistance in identifying Metro East church vandals
Credit: Simon Howden By Simon Howden
ALTON, Illinois (KMOV.com) -- Police were called to the Greater Alton Church on Sunday after someone had reportedly broken in and damaged church property.
The church is located in the 500 block of East Airline Drive in East Alton, Illinois.
Authorities said they received a call from a church administrator claiming items in the church had been damaged. The administrator told police someone broke in to the church overnight and discharged several fire extinguishers and busted two coffee thermoses. Additionally, hundreds of chairs in the auditorium were covered with the chemical agent from the fire extinguishers.
It is not known how many people vandalized the building.
Anyone who has information about the case is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff's office at 618-692-4433.