Tag: Arson

Las Cruces police investigate explosions near Calvary Baptist, Holy Cross

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments



LAS CRUCES >> Explosions about a half hour apart shattered the serenity of morning services at two Las Cruces churches Sunday, but caused no injuries and only minor damage, police said. The explosions happened at Calvary Baptist Church, 1800 S. Locust, shortly after 8 a.m. and Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1327 N. Miranda, about a half […]




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Church badly damaged in ‘arson attack’

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments



The fire broke out at Whiteabbey Methodist Church on the Shore Road on Saturday night and caused extensive damage to the kitchen at the rear of the building. Reverend Pauline Lorimer told UTV she believes the incident, which was discovered at around 11.30pm, was started after people broke into the church and set a number […]




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FBI weighs role in Coos Bay chapel bomb investigation

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Police Department has released an artist's rendering of a man it says is a person of interest in the fire and attempted bombing at The Prayer Chapel Tuesday night. The sketch, drawn from eyewitness accounts, depicts a white man in his mid-50s with a shaved head. Police said was […]




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Vandals set fire to church banner and altar

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments



Vandals who broke into a historic Lincolnshire church destroyed a unique religious banner and charred a 500-year-old wooden altar. The fires were started after intruders climbed on to the roof of the 14th century All Saints' Church in Croft, near Skegness, and went down the tower steps into the main building. The banner and altar […]




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Man Convicted of Hacienda Heights Church Arson

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 35-year-old man was found guilty July 9 of torching St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights in 2011, causing an estimated $9 million in damage, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Renee Rose of the Target Crimes Division, Arson Section, said Gregory Yusuke Shiga of Hacienda Heights was […]




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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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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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Judge refuses bail reduction for man charged in Bergen County synaogue firebombings

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



A judge on Thursday refused to reduce the $4-million bail of one of the two men accused in the arson and firebombing of several Jewish facilities in Bergen County. “I don’t see anything before this court to warrant a bail reduction,” Judge Edward Jerejian said at a hearing in Superior Court in Hackensack, turning down […]




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LA Fire Marshal: Ex church member confesses to Vivian church fire

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments



VIVIAN, LA (KSLA) – State Fire Marshal Investigators say a man has confessed to setting a fire at the Vivian United Pentecostal Church in April. Authorities say William Sexton, 25, of Oil City, is now behind bars after he confessed to starting the blaze that destroyed the church's sanctuary on April 23. He is charged […]




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Church Reacts to Torched Cars

| June 3, 2013 | 0 Comments



A portion of the New Life Presbyterian Church parking lot still smells strongly of old smoke … the kind of smoke that’s usually accompanied by a visit from the fire department.  Late Sunday night, authorities say someone set fire to two vehicles — a Mercury Mountaineer and a Volvo station wagon — both of which were parked in […]




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Video brings increased scrutiny in Cedar Hill church fire

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



CEDAR HILL — New video given to News 8 shows Graceland Community Baptist Church burning down on May 15. The fire at the Cedar Hill house of worship was intense and burned quickly, and that makes investigators suspicious. News 8 has learned the state fire marshal's arson dog did alert investigators to something suspicious on […]




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Arson suspected in Abington church parking lot fire

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



ABINGTON TWP., Pa. – (WPVI) — The search is on in Abington Township, Montgomery County for the person or persons responsible for intentionally sparking fires in a church parking lot that damaged vehicles which were donated for the less fortunate. "I think it's really wicked to destroy those cars because those cars are there to […]




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Pastor visits arsonist who torched church

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



From the ashes of an arson attack that destroyed a Feilding church has arisen forgiveness and reconciliation with the man responsible. The Bowen St Baptist Church community centre was torched in January 2011 by Feilding firebug Richard David Elliott, a security guard tasked with patrolling the town's CBD between 9pm and 3am each night. Elliott […]




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Two plead ‘not guilty’ to Rutherford Temple bombing and more

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



RUTHERFORD – The two men accused in the arson and firebombing of several North Jersey synagogues, including Rutherford's Congregation Beth-El, pleaded not guilty Monday in Superior Court in Hackensack to indictments in the case. Anthony Graziano of Lodi and Aakash Dalal of New Brunswick, both 21, were indicted in March on multiple counts of aggravated […]




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