Thursday, Jan. 24, at 2:48 pm, police were dispatched to the First United Pentecostal Church in the 3400 block of Edgar Brown Dr., in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, Officer Tim Pruitt met with Frances A. Walker. Walker, who is a member of the church, told police that she and her husband are living in the guest room in the church due to recent damage to their home.

On the previous night, Walker left her purse inside the laundry room, which is located inside the church, but separate from the guest room. When Walker went to retrieve her purse at about 5:15 the next morning, she discovered items valued at over $600 missing.

Walker advised Officer Pruitt that if a suspect is located, she will press charges.