Pastor reports vandalism at church on the west side of Binghamton


The head of a church in Binghamton says he is concerned about a string of incidents over the past month.

Bishop Larry Simpson, senior pastor for New Heights Ministries International on the city’s West Side, said the wooden handrails were twice removed on a walkway near the entrance to the church.

Simpson said the warning tape that was placed to restrict access near the ramp has been repeatedly demolished outside the building at Front Street and Riverside Drive.

Access was limited to a walkway at the New Heights Ministries Church. (Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News)

New Heights Ministries has been located on the site for 15 years. Although there was an incident of vandalism a few years ago, the pastor said there had been no other issues until recently.

Simpson said he reported the vandalism with Binghamton Police on Wednesday. He said officers have indicated they will patrol the area more frequently.

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: [email protected].

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