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Church Burglar Heading to Prison

(La Porte, IN) - A man is going to prison for breaking into a church outside La Porte. 37-year old Allen Gallacher was sentenced to 40 months with the Indiana Department of Correction in La Porte Circuit Court.


According to police, he broke into Faith Baptist Church on Indiana 2 near the fairgrounds nearly a year ago. Police say he took some tools and piled them up outside the church.


After breaking in, he stayed overnight and took the tools once ready to leave. Gallacher claimed he was homeless.


Police were called when the pastor discovered a small amount of marijuana, shoes, and a backpack in his office after the break-in. Officers following the smell of a burning cigarette located the suspect in the basement.


Gallacher was sentenced to a Level 5 felony Burglary.

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