• Bellevue residents upset after copper stolen from local church


    BELLEVUE, Pa. - Police in Bellevue are investigating after they said a thief stole copper downspouts from an area church.

    Authorities said someone stole copper downspouts from the side of Emanuel’s Lutheran Church in Bellevue.

    “I think it’s the lowest form of life for someone to do that,” Jonathan Sears, who owns a shop across the street from the church, said. “That’s just low. It’s a church, and it’s wrong.”

    Sears said he can’t believe someone would stoop so low as to steal from God’s house, and others agree with him.

    “There aren’t too many Christians left in this world. We need a change,” Bellevue resident Jenny Gould said.

    Bellevue police said they’re not sure when the downspouts were stolen, and they don’t have any suspects.

    Anyone with information on the theft is asked to contact police.

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