Delaware church struck by vandalism in aftermath of Hurricane Irene

A Claymont church that canceled services Sunday due to Hurricane Irene was broken into and vandalized.  Damage is in the thousands of dollars.

State Police say between 8:50 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sunday, one or more people smashed a glass door of Ascension Episcopal Church on Philadelphia Pike and got inside.  Stained glass windows, bibles, pictures, the altar and altar book were all damaged.  However, nothing was apparently taken from the church.  Parts of a drop-ceiling were also pulled down. 

Anyone who can assist in finding the suspect or suspects is asked to call detectives at 302-834-2630 extension 284.  Information may also be sent to police by texting DSP and the message to 274637 (CRIMES).  Delaware Crime Stoppers is also accepting tips at 800-TIP-3333, or online at

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