Burned Oregon church now vandalized
ARLINGTON, Ore. (AP) - A church in the Eastern Oregon city of Arlington that was hit twice by arson last year has now been vandalized.
Built in 1899, Arlington Church of the Nazarene was for years a landmark in the small Columbia River community. The first fire was in July and then a November blaze burned down most the building.
The East Oregonian newspaper reports a piece of cinder block recently shattered the glass front doors at the church youth center, where Sunday services are being held until the burned chapel is rebuilt. The vandal also scratched taunting messages onto a truck parked outside.
Police have yet to catch the arsonist or the vandal, and say there is no firm evidence linking the incidents.
Members of the church have discussed organizing a community watch or installing security cameras.