Vandalism wave continues: Church struck Saturday


The Craig Police Department is confident it will catch the people behind the recent vandalism spree plaguing local schools.

The Craig Middle School, Sunset Elementary School and Moffat County High School have all suffered thousands of dollars in vandalism damage.

"It was just random destruction," said Lt. John Forgay of the Craig Police Department. "I don't think there is a motive behind it. It is just someone with a destructive nature and we hope to make them accountable in the long run."

The damage estimate at Sunset Elementary was $20,000. Forgay said that the damage done at the high school was even more costly. Police department officials believe there could be a link between all three incidents.

"It (the damage) appears to be along the same lines," said Forgay.

Forgay is confident the vandals will be caught.

"In 30 years (of police work) I haven't seen anything to this extent. Right now, we're following up on information. Absolutely they will be caught. I don't have a timeframe, but I really believe that we will solve it."

It was reported early Saturday morning that St. Michaels Catholic Church on 678 School St. was also broken into.

Forgay doesn't believe there was a connection between the church robbery and the schools.

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