St. John’s Anglican Church burgled and vandalized

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today regarding a report of a burglary and vandalism yesterday at an Oconee County church.  The vandalism was reported to the complainant by a parishioner of the church around 8:30am yesterday.  

A deputy responded to St. John’s Anglican Church on River Road near Westminster yesterday morning and began an investigation.  The Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene and began to gather evidence.  The Criminal Investigations Division was also notified and the case has been turned over to an investigator.

Investigators have learned doors to the church have been damaged due to forced entry while items were scattered throughout the church which caused damage inside the church.  Some items were also stolen from inside the church as well.  

If you have any information regarding the burglary and vandalism at St. John’s Anglican Church on River Road near Westminster or if you have seen any suspicious activity at the location of the church or in the surrounding area in the last few weeks, please contact Crimestoppers, where you can remain anonymous and all tips are confidential, at 1-888-CRIME-SC. You can also leave a tip via the Oconee County Crimestoppers website at or via the free P3app available by downloading the app on your Android or iOS device.

If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Submitted by Master Deputy Jimmy Watt