Archive for June, 2011

Cross Burning At OK Church Investigated As Hate Crime

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



It's an act of vandalism, which has some people in Creek County, more than a little worried A cross at a church in Sapulpa was burned. The FBI is now involved because this could be a hate crime. You can still see the charred pieces of wood along the metal fence and on the ground. […]




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St Mary’s parishioners mystifed by stud thefts

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



PARISHIONERS in Woodkirk have been left puzzled and upset by the latest theft to hit their church. On Sunday, June 12, they noticed 12 iron studs had been prised out of a medieval door in the oldest part of the church. Church volunteer Kath Randall said: “We just don’t understand defacing such a beautiful and […]




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Two Boys Molested Within An Hour At Borough Park Synagogue

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



A man reportedly molested two young boys in a Borough Park synagogue within minutes of each other on Wednesday afternoon. The incidents happened at Simcha Hall, which serves the Belz sect of the Hasids in the neighborhood, around 4 p.m. A "young man" dressed as a Hasid asked a 12-year-old boy to help him move […]




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Kearny pastor must pay back nearly $90,000 stolen from parish coffers

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



KEARNY — The former pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Church was sentenced yesterday for stealing nearly $90,000 from parish coffers and he will have to pay restitution to the Archdiocese of Newark. “It is the type of crime that shocks the conscience of not only the community but also the parish that the defendant […]




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Vicar’s night-time vigil to catch church roof thieves

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



A vicar and parishioners camped out in a church for nearly a week to catch thieves who were stripping tens of thousands of pounds of metal from its roof. The operation ended in a chase with a police helicopter swooping as the alleged culprits tried to flee. A teenager was arrested but another escaped through […]




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Several Churches Robbed in St. Charles County

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



Police are investigating a number of church break-in in May and June throughout St. Charles County. Three churches in unincorporated St. Charles County, including Immanuel Lutheran Church, Calvary West and St. Joseph Catholic Church, were robbed in May. Three churches in St. Charles were robbed in the last week. Saint Peter Parish on Third Street […]




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ND man admits burglarizing, torching church; official says man stole money donated by children

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 21-year-old Dickinson man pleaded guilty to arson and burglary in connection to an incident that gutted the Church of Christ in December during a hearing at the Stark County Courthouse on Tuesday. Joshua Whitworth’s pleas were part of a proposed plea agreement, which could put him behind bars for six years. Judge Zane Anderson […]




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Bill would allow guns on campus, in church

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



A local lawmaker wants to allow Ohio gun owners to carry guns in colleges, churches, day care centers and government buildings. The bill would also eliminate the requirement for gun owners to carry their permit along with a firearm. This legislation, if passed, would expand on the bill that passed last week allowing guns in […]




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Mason City man charged in synagogue break-in

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



MASON CITY – A 39-year-old Mason City man is in custody and another suspect is being sought by police in connection with a June 5 break-in at the Adas Israel Synagogue, 620 N. Adams Ave. William A. Odell, 39, Mason City, is charged with second-degree theft, a Class D felony. According to Mason City Police, […]




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Police: Man stole nearly $10,000 from churches

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Police said an Iowa City man stole nearly $10,000 using checks from local churches and the forged signatures of clergymen. According to criminal complaints, Christopher J. Jones, 18, of 320 E. Benton St., obtained three checks from Faith Baptist Church and one from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between May 15 and […]




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SJ church embezzler gets year in jail

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



ST. JOSEPH – Berrien County Trial Court Judge Gary Bruce on Monday conceded that the tearful apology made by convicted embezzler Jon Ruppel to the church he had stolen from was "probably the most heartfelt one I ever heard." Nevertheless, Bruce sentenced Ruppel to 365 days in the Berrien County Jail, minus the two he's […]




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Teen Vandals Do $100K In Damage To Sandpoint Church

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



SANDPOINT, Idaho — The Sandpoint Assembly of God church is dealing with tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage thanks to two 16-year-old vandals who decided to discharge fire extinguishers all across the church's interior. "It's not easy to not take it personally," Pastor Brian Noble said. Police say two 16-year-old boys entered the […]




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N.L. church accountant charged in $500K theft

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Dozens of fraud and forgery-related charges were laid Monday against a former accountant at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's after more than $500,000 was reported missing in January. Former business manager Bill Power worked with the archdiocese for 38 years. He has been charged with 35 offences alleged to have happened from 2003 […]




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Missing Man From Vandalized Church Arrested In Atlanta

| June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



ATLANTA — A man who disappeared after a DeKalb County church was vandalized has been arrested and is in the Fulton County Jail. Randolph Morgan was arrested by Atlanta police and charged with trespassing. Morgan was supposed to have a court appearance Saturday morning, but it was canceled because he was still receiving medical treatment. […]




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Bristol man sentenced for theft from church

| June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



ABINGDON, Va. — A Bristol man – who stole four checks and a credit card from an Abingdon church, eventually pilfering $11,673 for drug money – was sentenced Friday to more than two years in federal prison. The same man has larceny charges pending in Bristol, Va., where police say he went to the gas […]




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