LITCHFIELD -- Four people have been arrested for the alleged burglary of a church in Litchfield early Sunday morning.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened shortly before 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning at Ness Church in the 24000 block of 580th Avenue in Litchfield Township.

Reports say deputies were on their way responding to the church's alarm when they encountered a car leaving the area of the church.

Deputies stopped and searched the car. Their investigation led to the arrest of 23-year-old Kyle Huber of Victoria, and 24-year-old Brittani Roberts, 25-year-old Joseph Porter, and 23-year-old Todd Suurmeyer, all of Souix Falls, for the alleged burglary.

Reports say the church and a shed had several windows broken and investigation is ongoing to determine the full extent of the damage and if any items were stolen.

The four suspects were taken to Meeker County Jail on charges of Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property.