MUNCIE, Ind. - Police in Muncie say a burglar took what's believed to be a bone fragment from a 15th century saint when he broke into a church rectory.
Police say a priest at St. Mary Catholic Church found the man rifling through his belongings when he returned to the rectory after a service Sunday afternoon. The priest told police that the man pulled out a hammer before fleeing.
The Star Press reports officers later found the 53-year-old man with the saint relic and other items.
Police returned the relic to the church. The bone fragment is said to be from St. Rita, an Italian nun who died in 1457 and was canonized in 1900.
The man was jailed on burglary charges.
ISU data: Low rates of campus violence
Indiana State University police are working to assure the public that the campus is safe after two recent incidents, including a shooting…
Woman's family hopes for best amid deaths
Relatives of a Gary woman missing since February are awaiting word on whether she is one of Darren Vann's victims.
Indiana candidates in attack mode for final push
Indiana politicians are moving into attack mode as Election Day draws near.
Daylight Saving Time 101: Time to fall back
Here's a quick brushing-up on your daylight saving time details, besides the fact that it's coming up soon.
Often-fatal virus threatens cats at IACC
An outbreak of a highly contagious virus at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control has halted surrenders and put the lives of dozens of cats at…
West-side gunfire leaves 1 hurt
Metro police were looking for those responsible for a man's shooting overnight on the west end of Indianapolis.