Archive for October, 2009

Detectives have ‘strong leads’ in synagogue shooting

| October 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



Los Angeles police detectives said Friday that they have "strong leads" in the shooting that left two people wounded Thursday morning at a North Hollywood synagogue. Detective Rich Wheeler says federal authorities are using high-tech equipment to enhance and clarify grainy video footage from the parking garage at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic Synagogue where […]




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FBI reviews security video after LA shooting

| October 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



LOS ANGELES — The FBI is reviewing security camera footage in the hunt for a gunman who wounded two men at a Los Angeles synagogue. Police Detective Rich Wheeler says federal authorities are enhancing and clarifying the grainy footage taken Thursday of the parking garage at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic Orthodox synagogue in North […]




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Woman accused of kidnapping baby from church nursery is competent to stand trial

| October 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP — A young woman who police say kidnapped a baby from a church nursery was found competent to stand trial, a judge said today. But the woman's attorney said her client is "not doing well." Tabitha Reid, 19, waived her preliminary hearing in 63rd District Court today, sending the case against her […]




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Fired worker convicted of murdering church guard

| October 30, 2009 | 0 Comments



SANTA ANA – A Long Beach man who was fired from a construction site at a Cypress church in May 2007 was convicted today of murdering the church's night security guard during a robbery five months later. A jury deliberated for a little more than an hour today before finding that David Joseph Zimmer, 21, […]




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NoHo Shooting Synagogue raises security concerns

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



LOS ANGELES — The LAPD has once again increased patrols around Jewish facilities. Thursday's attack happened just 10 miles from the Jewish Community Center where a white supremacist went on a shooting spree a decade ago. Most Jewish facilities like synagogues and schools have some sort of security like fences, security cameras and in some […]




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Motive unclear, suspect still at large in North Hollywood synagogue shooting

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Los Angeles police continued their search for a suspect and a motive in the shooting of two men early this morning in the underground parking lot of a North Hollywood synagogue. A 17-year-old who was detained for questioning shortly after the shooting was released this afternoon, and police backed away from initial claims that the […]




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Teen released in NoHo synagogue shooting

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — A gunman opened fire on two men at a North Hollywood synagogue on Thursday, but the motive is a mystery. Authorities responded to reports of a shooting at Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue on the 12400 block of Sylvan Street at 6:18 a.m. Two men, ages 38 and 53, were […]




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St. Patrick Church janitor’s bail kept at $1 million

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM – Jose Feliciano, charged in the death of St. Patrick Church pastor Father Edward Hinds, had a past that he had covered up. Feliciano, 64, employed as a janitor at the church, had used aliases, false Social Security numbers and had been charged with an indecent assault on a child 21 years ago in […]




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Manitoba pastor admits church theft

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



WINNIPEG (CBC) – A former pastor at a Manitoba church has pleaded guilty to stealing money from his parish. Raju Madanu pleaded guilty Monday to breaking-and-entering and theft in connection with the crime at St. Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church in Brandon. "Incredulous. When the [police] sergeant informed me of the arrest, I couldn't […]




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Church, police fear for kidnapped priest

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 28 (UPI) — Philippine police and Catholic officials are increasingly concerned about the health of kidnapped Irish priest Michael Sinnott, a heart bypass patient abducted two weeks ago. Military intelligence and separatist Islamic group sources have confirmed that Sinnott, 79, is still alive, according to reports in local media. But he is […]




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Anti-Defamation League Statement on California Synagogue Shooting

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Los Angeles, October 29, 2009 – The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed deep concern about the shooting this morning at Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue in North Hollywood. "While we have not confirmed the motive behind this horrendous act, we obviously take a shooting at a synagogue very seriously and ask for the community to contact […]




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Police say Torah burglar may not know value

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Sherman, TX – Police are asking for your help to find the person who broke into a Sherman synagogue and stole sacred writings. Police say last Friday someone broke into the Temple Beth Emeth on North Rusk in Serman. They vandalized the inside of the building and stole the Torah, which is valued at $40,000. […]




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Police search for gunman in North Hollywood synagogue shooting

| October 29, 2009 | 4 Comments



A gunman entered the grounds of a North Hollywood synagogue this morning and shot and wounded two men who were going to a prayer service in an attack LAPD detectives are investigating as a hate crime. The unidentified gunman wearing a black hoodie walked into the underground parking garage of Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue […]




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Patrols Increased at Temples after NoHo Synagogue Shooting

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Los Angeles police have detained a teenager in the search for the suspect who shot and wounded two men at a synagogue in North Hollywood. The incident is being investigated as a possible hate crime, and police have stepped up patrols at local temples and Jewish schools as a result. The shooting […]




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Children caught drawing swastikas in Petah Tivka

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



Three 11-year-olds from Petah Tikva were caught red handed while drawing swastikas on the wall of a synagogue in the city. The minors' parents were called to the police and given a warning; it was cleared for publication on Thursday. On Saturday, two weeks ago, during a routine police patrol, Petah Tikva police officers spotted […]




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