Archive for June, 2013

Police warn churchgoers of vehicle burglaries in church parking lots

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



PEORIA, Ariz. – Sunday is usually a day of worship for valley residents that's spent inside a church, but it seems that it's also becoming a prime time for thieves. The Peoria Police Department is warning churchgoers of a string of burglaries taking place while the victim is in church. A spokesperson for the Peoria […]




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Police: Suspect admitted to setting church on fire

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – A man arrested after a Las Vegas church caught fire admitted to sparking the blaze over an ongoing dispute, according to police. Las Vegas Metro police released an arrest report describing the June 14 arrest of Adrian Kincade, 35. He was charged with burglary and first degree arson in connection to […]




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Man charged in church shooting remains jailed on $105K bail

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



OGDEN — An Ogden man charged with shooting his father-in-law while the man attended church services will continue to be held in jail on $105,000 cash-only bail. Charles "Ricky" Jennings, 35, was scheduled to have a bail hearing Thursday, but his defense attorney, Michael Bouwhuis, asked that the issue be continued to a later date […]




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Man charged with stealing more than $60,000 from central Minnesota church

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



WILLMAR, Minn. – The treasurer for a central Minnesota church is accused of stealing more than $60,000 from the congregation. Paul Alton Hanson, 50, of Willmar, made his first court appearance Wednesday on three felony charges of theft by swindle from Tripolis Lutheran Church of rural Kandiyohi County. According to the complaint filed in Kandiyohi […]




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Coroner: Police fatally shoot church gunman after being called in dispute over pastor firing

| June 23, 2013 | 0 Comments



JACKSON, Miss. — Police fatally shot the son of a church deacon on Sunday morning after they were called to a church when members of the congregation started arguing over the firing of a pastor, authorities said. Cacedrick White, 26, arrived with a shotgun and fired it once in the parking lot while police were […]




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Police arrest suspect in Ogden church shooting

| June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments



OGDEN — Police have arrested a man accused of walking into a Catholic church and shooting a man in the back of the head during Mass on Sunday in Ogden. Investigators say 35-year-old Charles Richard Jennings Jr. was captured Sunday afternoon in nearby Box Elder County after fleeing in a stolen pickup truck. Witnesses say […]




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Man shot during Catholic church services in Ogden; suspect arrested

| June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments



OGDEN — A widespread police search ended north of Tremonton Sunday afternoon, after a man was shot and injured inside the St. James Catholic Church. Police arrested Charles Richard Jennings, 35, on Interstate 84. The search for Jennings started just after 11:30 Sunday morning. Police said Jennings entered the church and specifically targeted the victim, […]




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Pastor describes shooting at church

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man was arrested this morning in Tucumcari for allegedly shooting his son Monday night at a northeast Albuquerque church. William Chavez was spotted by family Tuesday morning in Tucumcari and pulled over and arrested a short time later by New Mexico State Police. The pastor of New Beginnings church on […]




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Rape Victim: Church Knowingly Employed Sexual Predator

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



DELAWARE COUNTY, Ohio –  A woman who was sexually assaulted by a youth pastor when she was 15 years old has filed a lawsuit against the church that employed the pastor. Jury selection began in the case Tuesday morning. The victim and her father filed the lawsuit against Delaware Grace Brethren Church. The church is […]




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Teens recovering after being shot near church festival

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



MT. HEALTHY, OH (FOX19) –  A 14-year old girl and a 13-year-old boy are recovering after getting shot near a Mt. Healthy church festival. According to a police report, an unknown suspect fired four rounds into a crowd of people seated in a gazebo near the Assumption Parish Church Festival. Police say two men were […]




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Former church treasurer charged with theft

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former Door County church treasurer will face five felony charges in Door County Circuit Court for allegedly stealing more than $40,000 from a Sister Bay church over the past five years. Martin R. Lash, 65, Sturgeon Bay, was charged May 30 with five felony counts of theft in a business setting. Two two counts […]




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Affidavit: Emmett church fires hid burglaries

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



Detectives investigating the two April 27 burglaries and arsons in Emmett recovered items stolen from the churches in a house less than a half-mile away, according to court documents obtained by the Statesman. Community Bible Church and First Baptist Church were burglarized – a safe, computer equipment and other items were stolen – before the […]




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Forgiveness: Church members react to arson arrest

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



VIVIAN, LA (KSLA) – Church members say they forgive the man who set the Vivian United Pentacostal Church ablaze back in April. That's in spite of the fact that investigators say 25-year-old William Sexton set the fire in the sanctuary of the church while a family of three slept in a nearby room.   No one was injured. Sexton, […]




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28-year sentence for man who killed wife during counseling session

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



KENT, Wash. — A man who killed his ex-wife at a Federal Way church three years ago was sentenced to more than 28 years in prison Friday — the maximum of the standard sentencing range for his crime. The sentence comes two months after Charles Parsons, 44, had pleaded guilty to first degree murder charges […]




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Parents call police, report son for theft of $18G from safe at Delaware church

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



CLAYMONT, Del. — A 25-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing $18,000 from Holy Rosary Church on Saturday after his parents called police to say they believed he may have committed the crime. Jeffrey R. Maichle was charged with breaking into the church on Philadelphia Pike and making off with the proceeds from a […]




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