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2nd Suspect in Church Purse Snatching, 17 Year Old Dorilena Chinel, Says 16 Year Old Companion Did the Crime

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



Guam – 17 year old Dorilena Cepeda Chinel has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft in connection with the theft of a pursue from a woman who was sitting inside the Santa Barbara Church in Dededo.  She is the second person to be charged and, according to the Magistrate's  complaint, she told police that […]




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Etowah woman charged with arson at a church

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



An Etowah woman was arrested Thursday and charged with felony arson after police said she was seen on video surveillance setting fire to a church. At about 1 p.m., Henderson County sheriff's deputies responded to a vandalism call at 67 Etowah Center Drive at Life Spring Wesleyan Church in the Etowah Shopping Center in Etowah. […]




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Suspect in Emmett church fires served time for murder

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



EMMETT – The Gem County prosecutor has filed arson, burglary and theft charges against two Emmett men accused of setting fire to two churches last month. Prosecutor Richard Linville says 41-year-old Bradley Thomasson and 45-year-old William Dorahush Jr. were each charged with two counts of first-degree arson, burglary and theft. Both men are currently in […]




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Arson Dog to Aid Investigation Into Church Fire

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



Cedar Hill investigators are still trying to find out what sparked a fire inside the Graceland Community Baptist Church early Wednesday morning. As part of their investigation, officials will use a dog trained to smell accelerants that are used to start fires.  The dog, who is being driven to North Texas from San Antonio, is […]




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Suspect indicted in church stabbings

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



The man suspected of stabbing four churchgoers during a late-April service was indicted Tuesday on one attempted murder charge, in addition to several other charges for aggravated assault and battery. The state District Court indictment comes after police said Lawrence Capener, 24, injured four people when he tried to kill the choir leader at St. […]




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Church shooting may be linked to drive-by shooting

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Albuquerque police are investigating the possibility that a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting hit a woman who was leaving Sunday Mass. Albuquerque police said the type of bullet that hit a 74-year-old woman outside the San Jose Parish matches shell casings that deputies found on Riverside Drive around the same time. There […]




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911 operators receive training since church stabbings

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



The address of your emergency is an important piece of information for 911 operators, but it can get lost during chaotic scenes. There were a dozen 911 operators and 8 dispatchers working on Sunday, April 28. They received 11 calls for help from inside St. Jude Thaddeus in Paradise Hills. "The calmer we get, the […]




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Trial underway for man accused of shooting church caretaker

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments



HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) – Officials say he shot one man at a place of worship. 75-year-old Boss Saylor faced a jury in a Harlan County courtroom. Prosecutors will argue Saylor shot Clifford Napier outside the Pine Flat Baptist Church last fall and then ditched the weapon. In the opening statements, the Commonwealth’s Attorney and defense […]




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Church arsonist, Clay grad, to be released from federal prison next week

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



Convicted church arsonist and 2004 Clay-Chalkville High School graduate Benjamin Moseley is expected to be released from federal prison next Tuesday. Moseley has been serving his federal time at the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution Victorville in Adelanto, Calif. Moseley, 27, is projected to be released Tuesday with a “good conduct time,” according to information obtained […]




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Employee accused of stealing from church filed bankruptcy this year

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



SKANEATELES | A surveillance camera caught a contract employee allegedly stealing money from St. James Episcopal Church's safe Sunday, May 5. The next day, the Skaneateles Police Department arrested 71-year-old Robert F. Usowski, of Auburn, according to Police Chief Lloyd Perkins. An unspecified amount of money was recovered from Usowski at the time of the […]




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Knife-Wielding Burglary Suspect Shot Outside Van Nuys Church

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — A security guard shot and wounded a man he said was acting suspiciously outside a Van Nuys church Sunday morning. The shooting occurred about 8 a.m., an hour before services were to begin, outside The Church On The Way located near Sherman Way and Hazeltine. The guards followed the man off […]




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Mount Pleasant police chief: Kidnapping victim, 14, was terrorized

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 14-year-old East Texas girl endured what police called a terrifying experience after being abducted Sunday. Mount Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell said Tuesday that during de-briefing of Ruby Zavala after her Monday rescue, it became clear the teenager was terrorized by the suspect in her abduction, Jesus Resendez Ramirez, 23. Isbell said the girl […]




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Deputies: Kiowa Church Destroyed By Fire Started By Man Worshiping God

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



PITTSBURG COUNTY, Oklahoma – A McAlester man has been charged in connection with a fire that destroyed a Kiowa church on Monday, May 6, 2013. Barry Mitchell, 46, was arrested outside the Fellowship Worship Church. Firefighters from six departments including Kiowa and McAlester responded to the fire. The church's pastor told Pittsburg County Sheriff's deputies […]




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Ex-church volunteer who admitted sex crimes against kids a high risk to reoffend, psychiatrist testifies

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A former church youth volunteer, who admitted to sexually molesting and making child pornography of young boys, must take extensive counselling for such issues as social skills and sexual deviancy or he will remain a high risk to similarly reoffend, a forensic psychiatrist testified on Wednesday. Dr. David Tano, who completed a risk assessment on […]




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Violet woman arrested in church embezzlement works for St. Bernard finance department

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Violet woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the church where she worked is employed by the St. Bernard Parish government's finance department and will remain there. Parish President Dave Peralta confirmed the woman's status with the parish on Wednesday, but said Trinette Johnson is in a clerical position and does not work […]




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