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Intruders steal several items from St. John’s

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The front entrance at St. John the Baptist Church on Lincoln Avenue Friday. The church was broken into this week, and several items were reported stolen. People can report any information they might have about the incident to the Roswell Police Department. (Alex Ross Photo)

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A local church was broken into during the late Monday night early Tuesday morning hours, leaving a door damaged and several items stolen.

Police received a call at 8:08 a.m about a burglary at St. John’s Catholic Church on Lincoln Avenue, according to a police report.

A door valued at $250 was damaged. The report also lists an electronic receiver, wine, a paten plate and two chalices with a combined value of $520 as stolen.

Sandra Martinez, a church member, said a security camera within the church caught the break-in on tape but that she did not know any other details.

A secretary at the church said she could not speak about the incident and that Pastor Eduardo Espinosa was the only one able to speak with the media. She added that Espinosa was out of town until next week.

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Roswell Police Sgt. Ron Smith said Friday that there have been no other leads, but the department’s Criminal Investigation Division has assigned a detective to the case.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.