Tag: Arson

Church burning suspect arrested

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



Stonewall — A Stonewall man was arrested Friday for allegedly starting a fire at a Stonewall church in 2009. Steven Wayne Bittle, 50, was arrested after an investigation by Stonewall police and the Oklahoma State Fire Marshal’s Office. “I turned in the report and probable cause affidavit to the D.A.’s office last week and they […]




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Winterport Church Fire Ruled Arson/Suicide

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Winterport – The State Fire Marshal's Office says a young man who died in a Winterport Fire Thursday intentionally set fire to the building and himself. The death of 20-year-old Wilbur "Wes" Strout of Hancock has been ruled a suicide by the Medical Examiner's Office. Authorities say strout broke into the Calvary Apostolic Church on […]




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Teen gets jail time in church arson

| May 5, 2011 | 0 Comments



NASHVILLE, Ind. (The Republic) – A Columbus teen has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail for his role in an arson that destroyed a historic Brown County church in July. Dalton J. Poe, 19, pleaded guilty to one charge of institutional criminal mischief, a Class D felony. according to a revised […]




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Further arrest in church arson case

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



An 18 year-old male was arrested and questioned late on Friday night in the arson case surrounding the Østre Porsgrunn church, while the church council received further good news in the form of a large donation to help build the church anew. A 17 year-old had already been arrested last week after a lengthy, resource-intensive […]




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North Charlotte Church Victim Of Arson Twice In One Year

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



Charlotte, NC – The doxology rings out from Bible Presbyterian Church in North Charlotte. Pastor Randy Ardis stands before the congregation and prays, “Lord thou knowest the needs of the hour…" Sunday services were a little somber. Saturday for the second time in a year a building on property was burned to the ground. Pastor […]




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17 year-old accused of church arson

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 17 year-old has been arrested and charged with arson for the burning down of the historic Østre Porsgrunn church on April 11. Police had originally searched for four suspects, two of whom were seen running from the crime scene, while two others were seen on a moped nearby. The fire is believed to have […]




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Agencies wrapping up probe into mosque, church fire

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



STOCKTON – Investigators from the Stockton Fire Department and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives concluded their on-site collection of evidence Wednesday afternoon at the scene of Saturday's early morning fire that destroyed part of a Pershing Avenue strip mall housing a mosque, a church and a real estate office. The evidence has […]




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BATF joins investigation of fire that destroyed church, mosque; arson, hate crime not ruled out

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



STOCKTON – Work continued Monday to fortify a fire-damaged strip mall to make it sufficiently safe for investigators from the Stockton Fire Department and the federal government to determine the cause of a blaze that gutted a mosque and damaged a church early Saturday. Deputy Fire Chief Paul Willette said investigatory assistance from the federal […]




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Plea Agreement Reached in Ruckersville Church Arson Case

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



Accused Ruckersville Baptist Church arsonist Sean Heiderscheidt entered guilty pleas to four charges Tuesday, despite insisting he is innocent. The 19 year old appeared in Greene County Circuit Court and entered an Alford Plea on all four charges (three felonies and one misdemeanor), admitting there is enough evidence to convict him. Heiderscheidt was arrested following […]




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Arson at Redbank Plains church

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



POLICE are investigating after evidence was found indicating someone tried to burn down the Uniting Church at Redbank Plains. Queensland Fire and Rescue Service crews from Bundamba and Ipswich rushed to the church on Redbank Plains about 2pm yesterday. Bundamba station officer Peter Yarrow said that when his crew arrived spoke was coming out from […]




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After Santa Monica bombing, shuls ponder openness vs. security

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Nobody thought much about the shabby but quiet middle-aged man who showed up last weekend at an Orthodox study hall in suburban Cleveland. But when police came last Monday and arrested the man, Ron Hirsch, 60, on charges of setting off a bomb next to the Chabad synagogue in Santa Monica, Calif., it sent shock […]




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Man Charged In Arson At Temple, Benedict Canyon Homes

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



Los Angeles – A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of setting a fire in a classroom at a Hollywood synagogue and exclusive homes in Benedict Canyon was charged today with 19 felony counts. Dmitriy Sheyko pleaded not guilty this afternoon to arson, use of a destructive device and burglary charges. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge […]




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Members of Sheriff’s Department, FBI and ATF continue investigating St. John Vianney Church fire

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



HACIENDA HEIGHTS – A team of investigators 50 strong continued examining evidence Wednesday as part of the ongoing investigation into Saturday's blaze at St. John Vianney Church. The fire, which broke out shortly after midnight and caused about $8 million in damage to the church sanctuary, was declared an act of arson earlier this week. […]




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Polk church trashed for the sixth time

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



LAKELAND – Just days before Easter, Polk County deputies have arrested three boys — ages 10, 12 and 14 — for vandalizing a church, then trying to set it on fire. New Dimension of Faith Ministry is on Waneta Avenue in Lakeland. In the last few months, it has been broken into and trashed six […]




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2 arrested on suspicion of setting fire to shul in Greece

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



Police reinforce security on island of Corfu for Israelis arriving on cruise ships; Jewish community mourns loss of Torah scrolls Two suspects were arrested Wednesday in connection with setting fire to a synagogue on the Greek island of Corfu a day earlier, Greek Police said. Police on the island reinforced security around Israeli's arriving in […]




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