James Michael Burke

Church Burglaries



In Murphysboro, two men are in jail for breaking into multiple churches.
 
James Michael Burke and Crystal Taylor, both 24-years-old, were arrested yesterday. They’re accused of three burglaries at two churches over the weekend.
 
The first was at the First Baptist Church on 15th street around 8 at night on Saturday. Then Sunday morning around 10:30, police were called to a break-in at the United Methodist Church on Pine Street.
 
The burglars came back to the United Methodist Church early Monday morning, broke-in and stole more property.
Police believe Burke and Taylor worked together for at least one of those burglaries. Burke is currently on parole for retail theft.

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