LAKE TWP. A Greentown-area man and two teenagers are accused of breaking into a church in the Greentown area of Lake Township and spray-painting obscene pictures and words on walls.
An 18-year-old man who lives in the 10000 block of Cleveland Avenue NW, which is near the church, was arrested at 8:20 p.m. Friday in the 3000 block of Raymond Street NW by Stark County Sheriff's deputies, according to county Jail records.
He was booked on charges of breaking and entering, felony vandalism and contributing to the delinquency or unruliness of a child.
Sgt. Mark Mascaluk said two younger teens - — boy and a girl — also were arrested. They were booked into the Multi-County Juvenile Attention Center on felony vandalism and breaking and entering charges.
Deputies had been called to the Greentown Church of God, where the three were seen entering the church through a window, the sergeant said.
The extent of the damage wasn't listed in the jail records. Mascaluk said the incident remained under investigation Saturday.
According to the jail records, the church is used as a place of worship and hosts miscellaneous community events.
No one at the church could be reached for comment Saturday.
The jail records did not say whether any of the three young people attended the church.
The 18-year-old remained in the jail Saturday, held in lieu of $26,500 bond, pending a Canton Municipal Court hearing. Details about the other two teens in custody were not available Saturday.
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