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Suspected Vandals of Perry Hall Church Hall Arrested

Baltimore County police arrested two brothers shortly after receiving a call about damages to the activity hall near Perry Hall Presbyterian Church.

The damaged Fellowship Hall at Perry Hall Presbyterian Church. (Credit: PHPC)
The damaged Fellowship Hall at Perry Hall Presbyterian Church. (Credit: PHPC)
By Brian Hooks

Baltimore County police have charged two brothers in the vandalization of the Perry Hall Presbyterian Church Hall, according to WJZ-TV.

Over a couple months, the church hall had windows, flooring and air conditioning units destroyed. The damage has left the Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, YMCA and other groups without a meeting place.

On Dec. 29, police responded to a call about an air conditioner that was ripped from a window, and found a man near the church, with blood on his hands and clothes.

Officers arrested Jason Cotherman, 19, as well as his brother, Andrew Cotherman, 19, who was found a few blocks away from the scene. Police charged each of the suspects with several counts of burglary and one count of destruction of property, according to court documents.

In recent weeks, church organizers have started cleaning the damaged hall, but the cost of repairs is expected to exceed the insurance coverage. The church is accepting donations via mail, addressed to Perry Hall Presbyterian Church, 8848 Belair Road, Nottingham, MD 21236.

For more information on how to help fix the hall, call 410-256-6780.
debbie shelley January 27, 2014 at 02:35 PM
those guys should get a job and pay the repairs
Kolo Jezdec January 27, 2014 at 04:47 PM
Their job should be making those repairs, and paying for the materials out of their own pockets.

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