Police: Calera church vandalized, burglarized multiple times by suspect with long criminal record

Published: Aug. 19, 2022 at 11:54 AM CDT
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CALERA, Ala. (WBRC) - Calera Police say they have arrested a man with a lengthy criminal record after a church was burglarized and vandalized.

In a social media post, police say Hope Mountain Church was hit multiple times over the past week.

Police say they installed electronic monitoring equipment at and around the church that they could monitor at the dispatch center. Thursday night they received a report of a suspicious person. A suspect was located and arrested. Police say the suspect has 49 prior arrests for different crimes that span 33 years.

The suspect has been identified as Edward Dale Jones.

This past week Hope Mountain Church in Calera had multiple instances of burglary and vandalism. The Church contacted us...

Posted by City of Calera Police Department on Friday, August 19, 2022

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