Church PA system reported stolen
By SANDI SWITZER
Correspondent | November 22,2012
DANBY — Sound equipment missing from a Danby Four Corners church means Sunday sermons will be a little quieter.
The Vermont State Police are investigating the theft of a public address system from the Mountain View Baptist Church.
The equipment was taken sometime between Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, according to deacon David Aubrey.
“We used it the Sunday before last, so it was taken sometime after that,” he said.
Aubrey described it as a black Radio Shack 100-watt system purchased 10 years ago. Aubrey said his brother-in-law, Robert Green who is also a church deacon, discovered the equipment was missing.
“Nothing else was taken, there’s not much else in the church anybody would want,” Aubrey explained.
The deacon noted someone stole a DVD player a month ago, but church officials decided not to report the incident because it had little value.
But we use the PA system every Sunday morning, so it’s critical,” Aubrey said. “We have a smaller portable system we’ve been using.”
Mountain View Baptist Church has maintained an open door policy to make it convenient for parishioners to worship at any time of the day or night.
Aubrey further noted passersby often use the church facilities since there are no stores or gas stations in the Four Corners area. “We are considering whether we may have to lock the doors,” he said.
Aubrey noted the church had a small congregation with an estimated 40 to 50 people attending Sunday morning services.
Anyone with information should contact Vermont State Police at 773-9101.
Information can be submitted online at www.vtips.info