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Thief makes off with cross

Thief makes off with cross

A thief or thieves stole an aluminum cross off a church in the 2800 block of West 10th Street, but left behind the wooden ladder they used to access the cross.

The theft was reported by the pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church Tuesday evening, and he told dispatchers it possibly occurred last Friday or Saturday night.

The Dalles Police Chief Jay Waterbury said, “Somebody probably took it for scrap metal.”

The cross, which was 10feet tall, was bolted to the front of the building, Waterbury said.

The pastor could not be reached for comment.

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