January 17, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 39

Medical Lake church vandalized

Damages estimated near $50,000

Vandals caused the Sunday service at Lake City Assembly of God in Medical Lake to be put on hold, after doing extensive damage throughout the church and its property.

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James Eik
Only one small part of the damage inflicted on the church, vandals took a shovel and broke open this soda machine. Cans were strewn around the church, some of which were picked up by police.

The break-in, which took place between Saturday, Jan. 12, and Sunday morning, Jan. 13, caused around $50,000 in damage to the church. Pastor Nick Hawkins said janitors arrived early Sunday to find that a large potted plant outside the building had been thrown through the front glass door.

From there, a string of garbage, glass and damage stretched throughout the church.

Hawkins said the vandals broke into a cabinet that con...

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