Archive for June, 2012

Man arrested for sexual assault at church camp

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



VERMILION TOWNSHIP — The Erie County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old boy at Christian-based Beulah Beach Camp and Retreat Center in Vermilion Township. Deputies arrested Justin. D. James. for sexual battery Friday morning after the incident was reported. “The preliminary investigation revealed that James had committed the […]




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Mastic Woman Steals Money from Church Programs

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



West Islip, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – A Mastic woman has been arrested for for stealing money from church outreach programs in the Towns of Brookhaven and Islip since last month. An investigation by Third Precinct Crime Section officers determined that Nicole Annuziato went to three separate church outreach programs located in West Islip, East Islip and […]




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DA: Pastor, wife gambled away $430,000 from Houston church

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



HOUSTON — A Houston pastor and his wife are in the Harris County jail charged with bilking their former congregation out of more than $400,000 and using that money for gambling trips to Louisiana. Charles Gilford, 58, and Adriane Gilford, 53, were indicted Wednesday by a Harris County grand jury and charged with aggregate theft […]




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Former Worcester church leader gets 25-30 years for raping children

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



WORCESTER — A former director of family activities at a local church was sentenced to 25 to 30 years in state prison today after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting seven children between the ages of 5 and 10. Samuel Molina, 33, formerly of 2 Freeland St., got to know many of his victims and their […]




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Deputies: Husband stabs wife while at church

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) –  Church members held a man until deputies arrived after they said he stabbed his wife while she was attending a Bible study Thursday. Greenville County deputies said they were called to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 1400 Old Spartanburg Rd. about 2:15 p.m. where they found church members holding […]




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Police: Church Arsonist Calls Police and Confesses to Crime

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Members of an Independence congregation are looking for a temporary place to worship after police say that someone deliberately set fire to their church. Prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old Joseph Gazafy with arson in connection to the fire which severely damaged the Church of Jesus Christ Outreach Restoration Branch near Crysler and […]




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Church Burglar Leaves Apology Note

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



FROM THE CORPUS CHRISTI POLICE DEPARTMENT – Occurred Thursday, June 21, 2012, 21:00- 6:00 am, 4710 S. Alameda St. Burglary A burglar broke into the South Shore Christian Church and left behind a note of apology. Corpus Christi Police were called to investigate a burglary of a building by the church maintenance worker after broken […]




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DETECTIVE: Man sexually assaults teen he met at church

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments



SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Spotsylvania County detectives charged a man with sex crimes against a child. Investigators said 61-year-old Edward Vincent Zottoli met and befriended the 14-year-old who accused him of the crimes at church. Zottoli is charged with four counts of incident liberties with a child while in a custodial role and one […]




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Santa Fe church: Donation box does not mean ‘please steal’

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



LAS VEGAS — Talk about unholy deeds: Somebody is breaking the lock on the donation box inside a historic Santa Fe, N.M., mission and stealing more than just the congregation’s good will. And not just once. In the fourth theft at the Santuario de Guadalupe in the last six months, a thief pried open the […]




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Police Investigating Bias Graffiti Outside Williamsburg Synagogue

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



WILLIAMSBURG — Police are investigating a possible hate crime in South Williamsburg after finding racially charged vandalism scrawled on a street in front of a synagogue Tuesday, authorities said. The offending graffiti was discovered written in white chalk in front of Synagogue Kerestiel Shul at 402 Berry St., at the corner of South Eighth Street, […]




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Cottage Grove man charged with stealing $670K from Catholic church

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Cottage Grove man who worked as the St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic Archdiocese’s accounting director is accused of stealing nearly $700,000 from the church and using it to pay credit cards and other personal expenses. Scott J. Domeier, 50, was charged last week with seven counts of theft by swindle in Ramsey County District Court in […]




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Police: Woman vandalized church, smeared blood

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



GARRETT, Ind. (WANE)–Police in Garrett arrested an intoxicated 18-year-old woman early Saturday morning after they said she broke a large church window, vandalized a postal service vehicle, and smeared blood all over the front doors of the Garrett Post Office. According to Garrett Police Department, at 4:26 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to loud banging and […]




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Insurance company drops church after repeated copper thefts

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) –  The Calvary Independent Baptist Church in Birmingham has had it with copper thieves. Now, their insurance company has had it with the church. State Farm is dropping the church as a customer. State Farm has paid $36,000 to replace ruined air conditioning units three times. In March, when thieves ripped copper […]




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FBI investigates church theft

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



The FBI continues to investigate a case in which computer hackers broke into a St. Clair church’s bank account, removing a “substantial amount” of money. Ron Loch, the supervisory senior resident agent with the Macomb County Resident Agency for the FBI, said the bureau is completing a forensic investigation into the hard drive of the […]




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Swastikas painted on N.Y. synagogue

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) — Police were searching for vandals who painted swastikas on a New York synagogue and other buildings and consider the vandalism a hate crime, officials said. Police said the swastikas were found on the Irgun Shiurai Torah synagogue, a Jewish bath house and several businesses in a Jewish neighborhood in […]




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