Tag: Arson

Sikh Temple Fire: A Case of Arson

| May 13, 2010 | 1 Comment



Investigators say the fire that destroyed a Sikh temple in Reno Monday night may have been set to cover up another crime. For it's members loss of the building itself is only the beginning. Fire engulfed the cinder block structure late Monday night leaving an empty shell. Investigators believe burglars broke into the temple and […]




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Serial arsonist targets churches

| May 13, 2010 | 1 Comment



A serial arsonist is targeting northwest-side churches, Pima County Sheriff's Department investigators say. Four church fires since April 9 are all related, and one or more people working together are likely responsible, said Capt. Chris Nanos, head of the Sheriff's Department's Criminal Investigations Division. "What we're seeing at the scenes leads us to believe it's […]




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SIT to probe desecration of religious places in Goa

| May 13, 2010 | 1 Comment



PANAJI: Police on Thursday said the SIT, currently assisting the Margao blasts probe, will now investigate the incidence of desecration at religious places in the coastal state. "Since Margao blast case investigation has reached its fag end and the chargesheet is to be filed on May 17, SIT officers will now work on the idol […]




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Arsonist sets fire to Selawik church

| May 12, 2010 | 1 Comment



The village of Selawik is reeling after an unknown arsonist or group of arsonists set fire to the newly constructed Friends Church in the center of town, burning bibles, songbooks and church flags, shutting down services and causing about $100,000 in damage May 8. "We are devastated. Most of us are still in shock," said […]




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Teens planned to burn down church

| May 11, 2010 | 1 Comment



TWO MEN who admitted vandalising an Ipswich church and trying to set fire to a home have escaped lengthy jail terms because of their youth. Reece Gordon Reed, 19, and Tristan Charles Gimm, 17, broke into Ipswich Region Community Church on October 25 last year and stole six laptop computers and about $500. The pair […]




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Fourth church fire reported in Tucson area

| May 11, 2010 | 1 Comment



CATALINA (KOLD) – Firefighters are investigating the fourth church fire in recent weeks in the Tucson area. The latest one happed Monday night at the Catalina Lutheran Church, located at Hauser and Twin Lakes. Crews were able to quickly knock the fire down with no major damage to the structure. Investigators call the fire suspicious. […]




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1st of 3 arson trials slated in 2008 church burning

| May 8, 2010 | 0 Comments



SPRINGFIELD – Thomas A. Gleason Jr. will be the first defendant tried of the three men accused of burning of a predominantly black church on the night Barack Obama won the presidency, federal court records show. Gleason, 22, is scheduled to come to trail June 21. All three defendants will have separate trials. They are […]




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Investigators Look For Leads, Congregation Looks To The Future

| May 7, 2010 | 0 Comments



TEMPLE (May 6, 2010)—Nearly four months has passed since the early-morning arson fire on Jan. 19 that destroyed the sanctuary, offices and fellowship hall of Temple’s First Baptist Church. The 70-year-old sanctuary and the other gutted buildings were bulldozed in March, and the church’s pastor, Dr. Martin Knox, said Thursday the church continues to work […]




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Escaped Pickens County inmate is former Belton pastor

| May 6, 2010 | 0 Comments



PICKENS — Five law enforcement agencies continue searching for an escaped convict who is a former Belton pastor serving 15 years for arson and breach of trust. Pickens County prison warden Merle Wright said the convict, Christopher Daniels, was last seen working at the Pickens County Solid Waste Facility on Old Liberty Highway near Easley […]




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ATF offers reward for church fire information

| May 6, 2010 | 0 Comments



WICHITA, Kansas – Authorities now say a fire at a Wichita church was suspicious and the feds are offering thousands of dollars in cash for information on what happened. It happened last week when fire ripped through a storage building at the Church at the Cross, 2901 W. Taft. Investigators say it was set “by […]




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Explosive device burns church parking lot

| May 5, 2010 | 0 Comments



North Platte authorities responded to an explosive device set off May 3 in the Bethel Evangelical Free Church parking lot at 2700 W. Philip. Fire Marshall George Lewis said he estimated that the device burned for 15 to 20 minutes before the fire department was alerted and responded around 11:30 p.m. Lewis said it took […]




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Georgia man arrested for setting fire to Gardendale church

| May 1, 2010 | 0 Comments



GARDENDALE, AL (WBRC) – A Georgia man was arrested Friday in connection with a fire that damaged the new Gardendale First Baptist Church. Authorities said Friday they had charged Donny Ray Horton, 46, of Hoschton, Ga., with arson and criminal mischief. At about 2 a.m. Friday, authorities said Horton set fire to a set of […]




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Gardendale First Baptist Church posts message to church members concerning early-morning fire

| May 1, 2010 | 0 Comments



Senior Pastor Kevin Hamm of Gardendale First Baptist Church, posted the following message to the church's website. The message addresses the early-morning fire that damaged the new sanctuary under construction. Gardendale police have taken a 46-year-old Georgia man into custody and are obtaining an official warrant for his arrest. Dear Church Family, Early Friday morning, […]




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Four men charged in 2006 church fire

| April 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



Four men are being sought after they were charged this week in the June 2006 fire of a South Austin church, according to arrest affidavits. Qareman "Cameron" Dlawar Showani , 19 , Eric "Raven" Rodriguez , 22 , Nickolay Nikolaev Koutzarov , 22, and Erik Michael Monson , 21, have all been charged with arson, […]




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Third church fire in past month

| April 30, 2010 | 0 Comments



TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN 9-TV) – Fire investigators think arson may be the cause of a fire at a church early Friday morning. The fire started just after 12:00am at the Northwest Community Friends Church on La Canada, south of Orange Grove Rd. Northwest Fire Department officials tell KGUN 9 On Your Side the blaze started […]




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