Buffalo police released surveillance photo of suspect.
BUFFALO, Minn. - Buffalo Police have added another church to the list of those victimized by a vandal over the weekend.
Police Chief Mitch Weinzetl says stained glass window damage was discovered Tuesday at Buffalo United Methodist Church. Investigators believe the vandalism is tied to the other cases and probably occured in the same time frame as the other incidents.
The discovery pushes the total of churches targeted in the spree to six. The person or persons responsible placed posters with "vile language" or did property damage at St. Francis Xavier, Zion Lutheran, 7th Day Adventist, Buffalo Presbyterian, and Hosanna Lutheran churches between Saturday night and Monday afternoon.
"It was heartbreaking. It was disappointing. I'm thankful that there wasn't more damage. I'm thankful they didn't break in and do more damage inside," says Pastor Bill Hicks with 7th Day.
Police are following up on a number of leads, many of them generated by surveillance photos of a man they describe as "a person of interest."
The man is described as a white male with reddish-brown/blond hair, a full short beard, approximately five feet ten inches tall and 200 to 220 pounds. He appears to be 22 to 30 years of age, wearing a black baseball hat with a white front and possibly with a maroon strip on the top, a green Minnesota Wild hooded sweatshirt, tan pants and dark shoes.
Anyone with information on the acts of vandalism or the person who may be responsible for them is asked to call Buffalo Police at 763-682-5976.
(Copyright 2012 by KARE. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. )