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Lincoln man arrested for burglary of church left in disarray

Lincoln man arrested for burglary of church left in disarray

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A 36-year-old Lincoln man went to jail Wednesday morning after security called in a disturbance on the steps of the Capitol building.

Sgt. Angela Sands said police found Cody Daluca, who appeared to be under the influence, dragging a desk up the Capitol steps. She said he told them he had just gotten married and was taking his presents to a safe location.

Police found religious items in his pockets, which led them across the street to St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 14th and K streets.

Sands said police found the church in disarray and discovered that the desk belonged to the church. Ceramic and floral decorations had been thrown around the room, chairs had been knocked over, a wooden podium had been pushed across the floor damaging electrical wiring, and an air vent had been ripped out of the floor.

Police arrested Daluca on suspicion of burglary.

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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