Man Broke into Stillwater Church, Stole iPads and Drank Wine, Charges Allege

Rease Joseph William Foye-Finch Photo: Washington County
Rease Joseph William Foye-Finch

May 24, 2018 12:28 PM

A man is accused of breaking into a church, stealing two iPads and stopping to sample some of the church's wine before leaving, according to a criminal complaint.

Rease Joseph William Foye-Finch, 20, is charged with one felony count of second-degree burglary.


According to the criminal complaint, police responded to Ascension Episcopal Church in Stillwater just before 9 a.m. March 26 on a report of a burglary.

The church's basement houses a Head Start program, and the supervisor reported two iPads valued at $700 total were stolen from her desk safe.

Other areas of the church had also been broken into, the complaint states, and someone took food and wine from the church.

On April 17, police arrested Foye-Finch after finding him in the previously burglarized church while it was locked.

The complaint states Foye-Finch told police he was involved in the March 26 burglary, but that one of the accomplices must have stolen the iPads. He said he would have "lost it" if he knew someone stole the iPads.

Two of the alleged accomplices Foye-Finch named told police he broke into the safe and stole the iPads. One said he helped Foye-Finch destroy the devices afterward. The other said he contemplated reporting Foye-Finch's alleged theft to police, but Foye-Finch threatened to hurt him, according to the complaint.

The complaint states Foye-Finch is implicated in "multiple violent, theft-related investigations."


Anthony Brousseau

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