Music equipment stolen from Whitley County church

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Pleasant Hill Church of God is in a scenic and friendly part of Whitley County, an area where even locking the church door may at one time seemed foreign to pastor Roger Meadors. But not now.

“Now we realize these things happen and we have to take measures to prevent them. More than just a trust issue now,” he said.

A member noticed an open window Saturday night and Meadors suspects the crime happened late Friday night. Gone were musical instruments and speakers.

The church sits beside an old cemetery. The thieves even used old headstones as they attempted to try to climb into a window.

When that didn’t work they kicked open a door.

“Probably money was the motivation for what they took. They took the most expensive stuff,” Meadors said.

Meadors estimates the equipment was worth about $2,000 and he suspects they wanted money for drugs.

“Drug abuse has really destroyed morals and values. We have a greater problem than what we are facing in this ordeal,” he said.

The Whitley County sheriff’s office is investigating but there is no word of any suspects.

Those at the church said these items were stolen:

--Thunderbird Epiphone bass guitar, black in color
--1 large Peavey Amp
--1 Yamaha Portatone PFR-510 keyboard
--2 wireless monitors used for voice feedback

Authorities are urging anyone with information to contact Whitley County Dispatch at (606) 549-6017.

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