Belleville police investigate theft of local church's monstrance

Belleville police are looking into the reported theft of a local Catholic church’s monstrance.

A monstrance is usually an ornate vessel where the eucharist is held and carried.

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According to police, the stolen monstrance is very meaningful to the church and its community.

Police say they were alerted to the Church Street theft just after 9 p.m. Tuesday night, and believe the item was stolen the hour prior.

Anyone with information can call Const. Jordan Rhodes at (613) 966-0882 ext. 4223 or email him (

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