Tag: Arson

Church arsonist told stories of playing in NBA, being FBI informant

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments



A man acknowledged by his own lawyer as “a very strange individual” who last fall announced to multiple people that he planned to burn down an unusual Des Moines church has been convicted of first-degree arson by a Polk County jury. James Anthony Galbo, also known as “Chief” by those who frequented Des Moines’ Lighthouse […]




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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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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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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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Yale’s Jewish center threatened with arson

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEW HAVEN — Area synagogues and Jewish community agencies are on security alert after graffiti in a Yale University chemistry building threatened arson at Yale’s Slifka Center for Jewish Life later this month. The graffiti was discovered April 22 in a bathroom at the Sterling Chemistry Lab at 225 Prospect St. Although the university would […]




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Arson: One of the Most Serious Threats to Places of Worship

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments



The historic Holy Rosary Church in Windsor Ontario, a designated heritage building, was pelted with Molotov cocktails in broad daylight on May 2, 2013. Fortunately, a passerby saw flames coming from the basement and called 911. As a result, firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it caused extensive, irrevocable damage. Commenting on the […]




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Priest suspects church fire was lit deliberately

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



An Anglican minister whose historic church hall in the inner west was gutted by fire at the weekend said he suspected the blaze had been deliberately lit. The Holy Trinity Anglican Church building in Dulwich Hill was found well alight when fire crews responded to multiple triple-0 calls at 3.45am on Sunday. The severely damaged […]




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Two boys suspected in blaze at Temple Terrace church

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments



TEMPLE TERRACE — Two 12-year-olds are suspected of setting a fire on the roof of a church Tuesday night, authorities said. A report of the fire at Perfected Love International Fellowship, 10960 N 56th St., came about 9:19 p.m. Tuesday, the department said. Firefighters arrived to find flames on the roof and quickly put out […]




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Defendant in Beverly Hills Arson Case Found Legally Sane

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



A 23-year-old man who admitted setting fires at a Hollywood synagogue and a hillside residence in Beverly Hills was sane at the time of the crimes, a judge ruled today. Dmitriy Sheyko pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Feb. 26 to 22 counts, including arson, burglary and use of a destructive device. The […]




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2006 Church Arsonist Moved to Prison Camp at Maxwell Air Force Base

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



From the West Alabama Newsroom– One of the men convicted of setting fire to nine churches in rural west Alabama back in 2006 is no longer in a secure federal prison. Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson says church arsonist Matthew Cloyd is now at the Federal Prison Camp at Maxwell Air Force Base. Maxwell […]




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Grand jury indicts alleged arsonists in Jewish temple firebombings

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK — A grand jury has indicted two Lodi men for their alleged roles in a series of firebombings at Bergen county synagogues, authorities announced today. The panel sitting in Bergen County Superior Court found probable cause to charge Aakash Dalal and Anthony Graziano with 30 criminal charges, including attempted murder, bias intimidation and aggravated […]




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Convicted York County arsonist wanted in Florida for $450K church arson

| March 2, 2013 | 0 Comments



A convicted York County arsonist will get a free trip to sunny Florida when he's released from state prison. Frankie Paul Diaz, 23, formerly of East Manchester Township, is wanted in Sarasota County, Fla., for allegedly torching a church, according to documents; he's also suspected of setting a home on fire. "When we're done with […]




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Zanesville stabbing suspect charged with attempted murder

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



ZANESVILLE — A Zanesville man will appear in Muskingum County Court for a bond hearing this morning after being charged with the attempted murder of a woman at the First Church of God on Newark Road. Muskingum County Prosecutor Michael Haddox said Kerron Anthony Brantley, 25, of Princeton Avenue, was charged Thursday with one count […]




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