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Arrest made in spate of Front Royal church burglaries

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William Roy Foster. Photo/ RSW Regional Jail.

FRONT ROYAL – An arrest has been made in a rash of church burglaries that occurred over the past few weeks, according to the Front Royal Police Department.

 A Thursday media release from Chief K.L. Magalis states that William Roy Foster, 53, of Front Royal has been arrested and charged with several counts each of Breaking and Entering, Possession of Burglary Tools, Larceny, and Trespassing.  

 The release indicated that Foster was arrested following an in-depth investigation conducted by the Front Royal Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. 

St. John’s Catholic Church, located at 120 W. Main Street reported burglaries on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 and again on Monday December 11, 2017.  A bronze box was reportedly stolen during the December 6th burglary and a safe with an undisclosed amount of cash was reported missing following the December 11th break-in. 

The First Baptist Church, located at 14 W. First Street also reported a burglary on the morning of December 11, 2017.   The release did not disclose if anything was missing from that break-in.

 Foster is currently being held at the RSW Regional Jail.  Anyone with additional information regarding the burglaries is asked to contact Front Royal Police Detective Marc Ramey at (540) 636-2208.  

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