Teen arrested for burglarizing, defecating at N.J. church

A 17-year-old boy from Atlantic City was charged over the weekend with two burglaries at Egg Harbor Township, N.J., churches, police said Monday.

He also allegedly used one church's bus as a restroom, police said.

The unidentified suspect was caught after allegedly fighting off the parish president at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in the township's Bargaintown section at about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Officers who arrived nabbed him a short time later when they found him on nearby Mill Road.

He allegedly burglarized Holy Trinity and St. Paul Church on Tremont Avenue Saturday and defecated on the bus at Holy Trinity last Wednesday, police said. He is charged with burglary, theft of church collection money, robbery, assault and criminal mischief.

He is currently being held at Harborfields Juvenile Detention Facility.

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