December 4, 2023

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A hearth was set close to the church’s altar and objects stolen from the meals pantry.

A hearth was set Friday at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in East Bridgewater. Yellow hearth retardant powder stains the fabric protecting the altar. Courtesy/East Bridgewater Police Division

Two 12-year-olds are going through a handful of costs in reference to Friday’s daytime vandalism of a Catholic church in East Bridgewater.

East Bridgewater police and firefighters responded to St. John the Evangelist at 210 Central Avenue on Friday afternoon. An preliminary investigation discovered a hearth had been set close to the church’s altar, damaging the altar fabric in addition to a Bible. Meals objects had been additionally taken from the church’s pantry.

A witness and video footage led investigators to charging the 2 12-year-olds, a boy and a woman, East Bridgewater police stated Tuesday. Each youngsters are going through costs of burning a constructing, larceny from a constructing, destruction of property over $1,200, and breaking and getting into a constructing within the daytime — a felony. 

The 12-year-olds can be arraigned in Brockton District Juvenile Court docket.