Tag: Arson

State Fire Marshal’s Office: Person of Interest in Recent Arsons

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office said they have a person of interest in the eight recent vehicle and home fires on the Northside. Eight suspicious fires were set on Jacksonville's Northside on two different nights just last week. The first group of fires was set Thursday between 1 and 4 […]




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Detectives say arson to blame for church fire

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. — Investigators say arson is to blame for a fire Sunday at a church in Scotland County. This is not the first time someone has vandalized the Oak Grove Baptist Church this month. "I don't know why in the world somebody would want to do something like that to a church," said […]




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Teenage girl sentenced for Thursby church arson attack

| June 29, 2010 | 0 Comments



A teenage girl who set fire to a 160-year-old a church in North Cumbria causing £500,000 of damage has been sentenced. Carlisle Crown Court heard how the 15-year-old, who cannot be named due to her age, lit the fire in a bucket at St Andrew's Church, Thursby, in November. It spread, destroying the organ and […]




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ATF Investigates West Sac Church Fire

| June 28, 2010 | 1 Comment



WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators in West Sacramento on Sunday said someone intentionally burned a church down. Investigators called the fire that broke out at the Broderick Christian Center at Sixth and Andrew streets Sunday morning suspicious. Those who run the facility also said it was no accident. […]




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Pastor Says Investigators Believe Church Van Fires Were Arson

| June 27, 2010 | 0 Comments



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A First Coast minister says someone set fire to two of his church's vans early Saturday morning. The vans belong to New Life Community Church on Wingate Road on Jacksonville's Northside. Pastor Jeffrey Oglesby said Jacksonville Police officers came to his parsonage to tell him about the van fires Saturday morning. Oglesby […]




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India: Tamil Nadu: eight cars belonging to Protestant Church set on fire, Hindu extremists suspected

| June 26, 2010 | 0 Comments



Mumbai – Last night someone set fire to eight cars parked near the New Grace Jesus with Us Pentecostal Church in Mathikere (Hosur, Tamil Nadu). Nothing is known yet of the reasons for the act or why it was done. Police has opened a file against person or persons unknown. For Sajan K George, president […]




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Fire Guts Carter County Church; Neighbor Arrested

| June 24, 2010 | 0 Comments



UPDATE 6/24/10 @ 11:10 a.m. CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) — One person is under arrest following a fire that gutted a church in Carter County Thursday morning. Kentucky State Police arrested and charged Jeremy Perry, 32, of Olive Hill with receiving stolen property. Trooper Elliott Gollihue tells WSAZ.com that troopers found two guitars belonging to […]




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Second Defendant in Springfield, Massachusetts, Church Arson Pleads Guilty

| June 23, 2010 | 0 Comments



WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Justice Department today announced that Thomas Gleason, 22, of Springfield, Mass., pleaded guilty to a superseding information charging him with two crimes related to the burning of the Macedonia Church of God in Christ, a predominantly African-American church, in Springfield on the morning after President Barack Obama was elected […]




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Man Charged With Terrorism After Church Arson

| June 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



A man has been charged with attempted arson and terrorism after he allegedly tried to burn down a place of worship over a dispute with fellow churchgoers. The Citrus Heights Police Department arrested 44-year-old Jose Louis Orduno Sunday evening after discovering a flammable liquid had been set on fire near the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall […]




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2nd Mass. man pleads guilty in black church fire

| June 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A second man has pleaded guilty to setting a fire that destroyed a predominantly black Massachusetts church hours after Barack Obama was elected president. Thomas Gleason Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts in Springfield federal court: conspiracy against civil rights; damage or destruction to religious property; and the use of fire […]




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Lookout Valley Nazarene Church fire ruled as arson

| June 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – Investigators say a fire at a church daycare, was arson. It happened late Sunday night at Lookout Valley Nazarene. The pastor says quick action by the firefighters saved the building. "I didn't rest well last night," Joshua Fite is the pastor at Lookout Valley Church of Nazarene. He says he didn't know […]




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Second man to admit guilt in Springfield church arson linked to Obama election

| June 21, 2010 | 0 Comments



Six days after a co-conspirator pleaded guilty to similar charges, a Springfield man is expected to admit in federal court tomorrow that he helped torch a predominantly black church in November 2008, a crime authorities said stemmed from racial anger over Barack Obama's election hours earlier. Thomas Gleason Jr., 22, whose trial was scheduled to […]




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Arrest made in alleged Citrus Heights church arson

| June 21, 2010 | 0 Comments



A man arrested Sunday night by Citrus Heights police is suspected of trying to burn a house of worship. Jose Louis Orduno, 44, was arrested on several charges in connection with the alleged attempted arson of the Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall at 6965 Sylvan Road in Citrus Heights. Police were called to the incident at […]




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Reward Offered in Jefferson Church Fire

| June 19, 2010 | 1 Comment



JEFFERSON, Ga. – The pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Jefferson said Friday that he couldn't think of anyone who would set his missionary house on fire or why. "It started in this area. When I came in, it was a huge glowing ball of fire," said Pastor Keith Cudd. Pastor Cudd and his wife, […]




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Ohio Co. church fire turns to criminal investigation

| June 18, 2010 | 0 Comments



OHIO CO., KY (WFIE) – ATF agents and Kentucky State Police say they have no suspects now for the two fires at There Is Hope Community Church and Pastor Blacklock's home in Ohio Co., but they did find accelerants in Blacklock's home. "I can't conceive anything I've done in my ministry, my personal life, or […]




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