Police investigating church vandalism, asking the community for help

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – On June 6, 2021, Princess Anne Police Officers responded to St. Andrews Episcopal Church located on Church Street, Princess Anne, Maryland.

We’re told officers met the complainant, Warner Sumtter who directed officers to several food items that had been removed from the free food pantry in front of the church, no other damage to the pantry was noted however.

Sumter noticed two above ground mausoleum crypts that had been damaged and the lids to these crypts had been broken. A third tomb marker with a cross on top had been broken from its base, but no other damage within the cemetery was noted.

Locals say this is heart breaking for the community, but they’re hoping they can come together to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again, “As always you can’t be successful until you have the community come together to look at stuff like this and what we can do and I was very heartened by the many concerns got from the entire community that they are very concerned that this happened in the town and such a public area,” says Sumtter.

The investigation is continuing at this time and the church, as well as police are reaching out to the public; asking for any information regarding this incident. If the public observed anyone in this area around the 6th of June, or should any residents in the immediate area have home surveillance, they’re asking the public to contact the Princess Anne Police at 410-651-1822.

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