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Burglar Breaks Into Wedgwood Church, Smashes Equipment, Lights Candles

Seattle police were called to the Our Lady of the Lake church in Wedgwood around 10:15 AM Saturday morning after an employee came into work to find someone had smashed church equipment, lit several candles, and propped open a door at the church.

Sometime between 7:30 PM Friday and 10:15 AM Saturday, someone broke into the church—located in the 8900 block of 35th Ave NE—smashed a 60″ flatscreen TV and a candle holder, knocked over trash bins and a flag, stolen a microphone from a podium, and left several candles burning.

After police were unable to find any smashed locks or broken windows in the church—indicating a possible break-in—church staff said it was possible someone had hidden in the church following services and waited to come out until everyone else had left the building.

The case will be referred to detectives for investigation.