Police issued summons to appear to three 17 year old juveniles for the Breaking and Entering of the Our Lady of Presentation Church in the area of 676 Washington St., Brighton. All of the juveniles are from Newton, MA. The juveniles are expected to appear in Boston Juvenile Court.
At about, 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 27, 2013, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call for a Breaking & Entering in the area of 676 Washington St. (Our Lady of Presentation Church), Brighton.
On arrival, officers spoke to a witness who stated unknown suspects damaged three doors and gained entry to the Church sometime between 3:00 PM on November 23 and 11:30 AM on November 25. Officers observed the floor of the Church covered with residue from two fire extinguishers that had been set off by the vandals. An oil painting of the Pope was found on the second floor, cut up and defaced with phrases such as “Devil’s Star,” “Expletive God,” and “Scooby Doo.” The church organ was destroyed and a gold crucifix was removed from the altar and placed near the front entrance. Also damaged was an alarm transmitter and a window.
Officers found a bag of Tostito chips, a container of Pringles, a bottle of Sprite, a water bottle, and a half empty bottle of Italian wine at the scene.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District D-14 (Brighton) detectives at 617-343-4256.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS (8477) or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of those wishing to remain anonymous.