In addition to the burglary at St. Margaret Mary, the reports indicate that the suspect has been charged with three other church burglaries in the area.
Zachary T. Witte, 17, of the 700 block of Ivygate Drive has been charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, one count of second-degree attempted burglary, two counts of stealing over $500, and one count of second-degree property damage.
According to the media reports, Witte targeted two churches in Crestwood and two others in south county between November 24 and November 28.
More than $500 in valuables was stolen in two of those burglaries, authorities said. Surveillance footage captured at one of the burglary sites reportedly led police to Witte.
Witte confessed to all charges while in custody, police said.
Investigators listed the four burglarized churches as:
November 24 – Episcopal Church of the Advent, 9373 Garber Road
November 27 – Faith Lutheran Church, 6101 Telegraph Road
November 27 – St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, 4900 Ringer Road
November 28 – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8646 Sappington Road
He is currently being held on a $50,000 bond
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