JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– Two churches in Jefferson County have been vandalized and state police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the culprit.

According to a press release, the Chestnut Grove Independent Church at 342 Lipp Road in Gaskill Township was vandalized sometime between May 25 at about 10 p.m. and May 26 at 9 a.m. A glass door, worth about $500, was damaged by someone. Then on June 4 at about 11:54 p.m., someone damaged two four-by-four glass windows, a motion detector and an outside light, according to state police.

According to Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers, the vandalism incidents have been happening since March 4 and also include the Pleasant Grove Church on Jackson Run Road. The churches are close together, only a quarter-mile distance separates the two and police believe that the vandalisms have been done by the same person.

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Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PSP Punxsutawney at (814)-938-0510 or to anonymously contact the Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll 1-800-4PA-TIPS (8477). A tip can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website.

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