Police investigating shooting of church sign in Belfast

Posted March 15, 2012, at 12:11 p.m.
Last modified March 15, 2012, at 12:46 p.m.
Police are looking for help as they investigate the shooting of the sign outside the Faith Temple Church of God on Route 52. Someone took a half-dozen shots at it on Saturday, March 10, with a .45 caliber handgun, police said.
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Police are looking for help as they investigate the shooting of the sign outside the Faith Temple Church of God on Route 52. Someone took a half-dozen shots at it on Saturday, March 10, with a .45 caliber handgun, police said.

BELFAST, Maine — Police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the weekend shooting of a church sign on Route 52.

Someone took a half-dozen shots with a .45 caliber handgun at the Faith Temple Church of God sign sometime after 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, according to Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham of the Belfast Police Department.

The shooting would usually be considered criminal mischief, he said Thursday morning, but because of where the shooter was standing and the direction he or she was shooting, it might be considered reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.

“There’s a house down there,” Cunningham said. “We’d love to get some information out of it, if we could.”

Efforts to reach a church official Thursday were unsuccessful.

If anyone has information, they are asked to contact the Belfast Police Department at 338-2420.

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