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Summit Mills Church Spared in Burglary

Mar 31, 2005

From today’s Somerset Co. (PA) Daily American newspaper:

Burglar bypasses donation jar

Daily American Staff Writer

Police forces from Meyersdale Borough, Summit Township and the Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a burglar who possibly had enough of a conscience to keep him from stealing a donation jar.

Officer Rick Brown said two burglaries happened Saturday night at 2 Sisters Hometown Pizza, 306 Main St., and Gene’s Transmission, 110 Clay St. An attempted burglary happened that same night at the Sheetz store’s storage room at 24 Center St. All happened between 1 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday. A small amount of money was stolen from each location.

Summit Township Police had two burglaries in their area the same night, according to Summit Township Police Chief Rich Good. He added that the burglar broke into the Summit Mills Grace Brethren Church between midnight and 3 a.m. Sunday, but nothing was taken. Peachies market also was burglarized.

Then, between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Main Street Inn, also in the 300-block of Main Street in Meyersdale, was burglarized. The restaurant was closed at the time.

“The odd thing is, maybe $15 was stolen, along with wine and another bottle of alcohol,” Brown said. “But there was a donation jar on the bar with about $200 to $300 in it, and he didn’t take it. He had to see it, but he never touched it.”