Tag: Arson

Raymond church fire was arson, officials say

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



RAYMOND – A fire that severely damaged a historic church this week was set intentionally, state investigators said Wednesday. The fire at the Raymond Hill Baptist Church was reported about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday by several people driving by on Raymond Hill Road, investigators said. Firefighters from seven departments put out the fire in less than […]




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Pastor of burned Baytown church: ‘God is in control’

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



BAYTOWN, Texas— The pastor and parishioners of a Baytown church are keeping a positive outlook after a fire, which investigators say may have been intentionally set, broke out at their church early Monday. "It really is painful, it hurts, but God saw us through before and he can see us through again," said Pastor Kevin […]




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Teenager admits to church fire

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 17-year-old Norwegian boy has finally admitted starting the fire that destroyed Østre Porsgrunn Church on April 11. The boy had already been charged in the fire, along with an 18-year-old companion. Both were arrested once again earlier this week, because police suspect them of also being behind a fire near Borgestad Church the same […]




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Church Becomes Latest Arson Victim

| July 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A string of 13 arsons in the Northeast Ward of Winston-Salem continued Wednesday morning when someone set fire to the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Winston-Salem police said. Police said the fire did $39,000 in damage to the building on New Hope Lane and the contents inside, including an organ. "We’ve had […]




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Officials: Cross burning at Sapulpa church won’t be investigated as hate crime

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments



SAPULPA — The U.S. Attorney’s Office told Creek County deputies that a cross burning at a Sapulpa church will not be investigated as a hate crime. Sheriff’s Lt. Charles Redfern said in a news release that all documents related to the case have been submitted to the Creek County District Attorney’s Office, including affidavits for […]




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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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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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Man, 20, arrested in church burning

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Lamar County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Hattiesburg man in connection with a fire that destroyed a church Monday. Colby M. Williamson, 20, was arrested Monday night and charged with burning or destruction of a church or other place of worship, Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said. If convicted, Williamson faces a minimum of five […]




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Firebug fears as churches burn

| June 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



Church groups are worried that a firebug is targeting places of worship after a string of damaging fires across Wellington. Fire crews dealt with seven fires, from Saturday evening till last night. Multiple investigations have been launched by emergency services staff searching for links between the fires. Five churches were targeted by suspected arsons – […]




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Upset, man attempts suicide in church

| May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments



Man tries to set himself on fire in an Amboli church because his five-year-old daughter was being denied admission in a school Upset at his daughter being denied admission in a school because of late payment of fees, the father of a five-year-old attempted to immolate himself in the middle of a prayer service in […]




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Reward of $10,000 for Information in Mosque Arson

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



Joint Press Release San Francisco Field Division At The Frontline Against Violent Crime For Immediate Release May 25, 2011 www.atf.gov Contact: Pete Smith Stockton Police Department Office: (209) 937-8209 Cell: (209) 403-0545 [email protected] Contact: Helen Dunkel, Special Agent, PIO Office: (925) 557-2815 Cell: (925) 202-8135 [email protected] Contact: Paul Willette, PIO Stockton Fire Department Office: (209) […]




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Sunday Church Fire Caused by Arson

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



PHOENIX – A fire on Sunday that nearly destroyed a valley church was caused by arson. Firefighters said the blaze at Echo Mountain Church near 20th Street and Westcott Drive was intentionally set by someone. The fire began in the church’s attic at about 2 a.m. Sunday. It was under control within a few hours, […]




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Man sets priest alight during mass

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Vilnius – An assailant sprayed a Roman Catholic priest with flammable liquid and set him alight during mass in a church in Lithuania, police in the Baltic state said on Friday. Father Remigijus Kuprys, aged 46, managed to extinguish the flames with the help of worshippers, but suffered facial burns. The attack occurred during the […]




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Kapiti parishioner jailed for setting fire to church

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



A mentally ill woman, who had been welcomed and helped by the congregation of St Andrew's Anglican church in Plimmerton, set a fire in the church, destroying the roof and causing more than $380,000 of damage. Amy Marie Bircham, 29, had gone to the Steyne Ave church in 2009 after church members helped her out […]




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Arsonist’s attempt to burn church felt ‘good and exciting’

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



A PHILOSOPHY student was jailed after attempting to burn down her parish church. Six fires were started in the church, at the altar and in pews, by arsonist Rio Matchett, 19, of Field Lane, Wroot, near Scunthorpe. At Grimsby Crown Court she was locked up for 27 months after admitting arson at St Pancras Church, […]




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