Police investigating attempted break-in at Ypsilanti church
Ypsilanti police are investigating an incident believed to be an attempted break-in at a city church discovered Sunday morning when a door was found damaged.
Ypsilanti police Detective Sgt. Thomas Eberts said police responded at 9:40 a.m. Sunday to a church in the 300 block of North Washington Street for a report of an attempted break-in. The only church in that block is the First Presbyterian Church.
Eberts said church officials were opening the building for Sunday services when they discovered the damaged door. No items were reported stolen and it’s not clear if anyone gained entry to the building.
An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting was held in the church between 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday and no one at the meeting reported an incident to police. Eberts said the fact that no one at the meeting reported seeing anything out of the ordinary leads him to believe the attempted break-in happened overnight.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, Eberts said.
Anyone with information on the attempted break-in is encouraged to call the Ypsilanti police at 734-483-9510 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).