Danville police are investigating a burglary at an old downtown church building Saturday.
At 9:30 a.m. Danville Mayor Bernie Hunstad reported his leased property at 158 N. Third St. was broken into.
The building holds two churches and a business, and the unknown suspects likely entered through an unlocked window, according to a press release from Danville police.
Hunstad said he and several church members were having a regular cleanup day when they realized some items were out of place.
“It just looked like a couple of kids had been there,” Hunstad said. “But then it started looking like a crime scene when I saw a flat-screen monitor laying on the floor downstairs. And I¿knew we’d been burglarized.”
Among the items taken was a computer CPU and microphones from Independent Church, and a projector and microphone cord from New Mission Worship Center.
Hunstad said some of the items had been donated but that the suspects took their most valuable microphones.
The suspects also kicked in the door of Helping Hands, and consumed soft drinks and food located in the building.
“They had Pepsi and left popcorn all over,” Hunstad said.
Police do not have any leads at this time, and the cost of the damages and losses is uncertain.
Hunstad said the police department responded promptly to the report. “They were very thorough and picked up evidence,” he said. “I think they’ll solve this.”
Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation may contact officer Clark Logan at (859) 238-1220.