Cross often targeted by vandals set on fire, one arrest made

Investigators say only minor damage was done when vandals placed a plastic gasoline container at the foot of a 12-foot cross and set it on fire at a church in Frankford, north of Trenton on Sunday.  Quinte West OPP was alerted to the fire in front of St Francis Assisi church on Riverside Parkway before sunrise Sunday, according to a report from GlobalNews.

A 17-year-old male from Frankford has been charged with arson.  His motives for setting the fire have not been released.  His name is withheld because of his age.

There were no injuries from the fire according to

OPP Constable David Ludington told Canada24News the cross has been vandalized multiple times.

“Over approximately the last year we were to the church for a couple of other fires, one in relation to teh cross out front, again as well as one to shrubs or bushes around the area of the cross,” OPP Constable David Ludington told the news agency.

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