ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
Posted 24 Jul 2001   For week ended June 29, 2001
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

News about Mormons, Mormonism,
and the LDS Church

Sent on Mormon-News: 26Jun01

By Kent Larsen

Another LDS Chapel Vandalized in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- The current wave of vandalism against churches in the Salt Lake Valley continued last week when the Rose Park North Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was vandalized. The damage was discovered at 8 am Friday by a maintenance worker, who called on local church members to help clean up the building for events scheduled that day.

Friday's vandalism is the sixth reported incident of vandalism against the Church in the Salt Lake Valley since the end of May, leading local law enforcement officials to wonder what is causing the unusual violence. "I can't figure out the attraction to vandalizing churches," said Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Fred Louis. Police believe each incident had been done by different groups, and that the crimes ocurred when the opportunity presented itself, through an open door or window.

The vandals sprayed a fire extinguisher throughout the building, broke windows and light fixtures, kicked the hinges off one door, put a hole in another door with a baseball bat, which was also used to break 20 keys on an organ and damage an adjacent piano.

After the damage was discovered by the maintenance worker Friday morning, more than 100 volunteers descended on the building to help clean it up and prepare for the day's events. The chapel was to host two funerals and a wedding on Friday.


6th church vandalized
Deseret News 23Jun01 D1
By Pat Reavy: Deseret News staff writer
Doors, windows, organ damaged in Rose Park

See also:

Church Vandalism in Utah Increasing, Says Salt Lake Tribune

Arson Suspected in West Valley City Chapel Fire

Sandy UT Police: Worst Church Vandalism Ever

Judge Orders Vandals Of LDS Chapels To Write Book Of Mormon Essay

Tacoma Area LDS Chapel Ransacked

Two Men Plead Guilty in LDS Chapel Burglaries

Beaverton, Oregon LDS Chapels Vandalized

Attempted Arson Of LDS Chapel Results In Arrest Of Two Minors

Mormon Markers Destroyed

Convicted Arsonist Woos Ex-Lover


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information