RICHFORD: The Baptist Church and All Saint’s Catholic Church in Richford sustained damage after someone broke in and vandalized the inside last week, leaving holes in the sheetrock and destroying the tabernacle.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, two local men have been arrested in connection with the two burglaries.
Raven Hendrix, 18, and Andrew Harrison, 20, both of Richford were arrested Tuesday after police conducted a search warrant in connection with the cases.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, the Richford Baptist Church had reported several items having been stolen from the scene, including a clock, a Keurig brand Coffee Maker, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate and an Air Pot, used to serve coffee.
“As a result of the search warrants, Deputies recovered all items that were reported taken from the First Baptist Church,” wrote Deputy Albarelli in a press release issued late Tuesday evening.
The County Courier has learned that police were tipped off to the two men after they bragged to friends about their involvement in the case.
As of Tuesday evening, Harrison was being held at Northwest Correctional Center in St. Albans on $2,500 bail. There was no record of Hendrix being held in connection with the case.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available.