Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty and his department are investigating a break in and burning of a Bible at a local church.
On Sunday August 23, 2020 at approximately 9:00 am Sheriff’s Deputies and Fire Department personnel responded to the Lima Presbyterian Church located on West Main Street in Lima for a reported fire. The preliminary investigation revealed that when the Minister arrived at the church he noticed heavy smoke inside. After looking further, he noticed that a fire had been intentionally started inside and at the time was still smoldering.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol Division, and Forensic Identification Unit are actively investigating the incident in coordination with the Livingston County Fire Coordinator’s Office.
Further details of the investigation cannot be released at this time. The Sheriff’s Office is asking anybody with information about the incident to call the Sheriff’s Office at 585-243-7100 or the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 1-844-LCSO-TIP.