Church pantry is burglarized, food staples are stolen

Posted: March 11, 2014

The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — City police are hoping the public can provide them with more information about a local food pantry that was burglarized Monday.

According to a Winchester Police Department media release, the burglary occurred just before 1 p.m. at Adventist Community Services.

Officers responded to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the 1500 block of Valley Avenue. The food pantry is part of the church.

When they arrived they found that someone had damaged three doors at the pantry and gained entry through one of the them.

Food items such as spaghetti sauce, canned goods, chicken and blueberries were taken, as well as a box of wrapping paper.

Police spokeswoman Lauren Cummings said the case remains under investigation.

There are currently no suspects.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Solvers at 540-665-8477.

— Contact Melissa Boughton at mboughton@winchesterstar.com