Tag: Arson

Police hunt church arsonists, aged just SIX and NINE

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



A devastating arson attack carried out on a church was committed by two schoolchildren aged just six and nine. Religious books, a valuable alter cloth, carpets and fittings were all destroyed in the blaze amounting to £10,000 worth of damage. It is thought that four small fires were started as an act of vandalism and […]




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Hacienda Heights Parolee Charged in Church Arson Fire

| May 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



WEST COVINA — A man accused of setting a fire that caused more than $6.5 million in damage to St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights last spring made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon on arson and other charges. Gregory Yusuke Shiga, 34, of Hacienda Heights was arrested Monday after a yearlong investigation […]




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Arson fire that damaged church buses remains unsolved; officials seek public’s help

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



An arson fire that damaged eight church buses last summer hasn’t been solved, and fire officials are seeking the public’s help. “There are still names and ghosts of names out there,” Capt. Stuart Bevis said of the possible leads, “but there’s nothing solid to follow up.” Shortly before 5:30 a.m. on July 7, Wichita firefighters […]




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Church arson convict seeking early release: Victims react

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



BRIERFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) – Convicted in connection with a string of 2006 church arson cases, Russell Lee DeBusk has been released from federal prison and is facing additional state prison time, according to his attorney Brett Bloomston. Bloomston is requesting a reduction in DeBusk's two year state sentence saying he has been an exemplary prisoner […]




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Man arrested for arson in Kauai church fire

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



Kauai police arrested a 50-year-old man in connection with a fire that occurred the night before Easter at the Christ Memorial Church in Kīlauea. The suspect is believed to be a homeless man living in the Kilauea area. About 10:15 p.m. April 7, a man called police dispatch to report a fire at the church […]




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Burning shirt found hanging on St. Sabina’s doors

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



April 4, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Fr. Michael Pfleger says an arson attempt on his church, St. Sabina, Wednesday was a scare tactic, and he will not be deterred from his push to rid the community of gangs and drugs. According to Chicago police and fire investigators, a burning shirt was spotted hanging on the […]




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Final church arsonist to spend much of sentence on work release

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



Before a gallery of his supporters, Aaron Kyle Rider learned his fate for setting the fire that destroyed the 118-year-old Grandview Apostolic Church in Brown County nearly two years ago. On Monday morning, Judge Judith Stewart handed down a seven-year sentence that included more than three years on work release from the Brown County Jail, […]




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Church reopens for Palm Sunday after burglary, arson

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



SALISBURY, Pa. —  A church renovation is complete, and the congregation celebrated its strength after overcoming a burglary and arson that halted construction in December. It's been a long four months for the Oak Dale Mennonite Church in Salisbury. The church had a lot to clean up, but said Palm Sunday marked a new beginning, […]




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Clegg found guilty of setting fire to church

| March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



Victor Rudolph Clegg Jr. is now labeled an arsonist in two states. A female-dominated Des Moines County jury deliberated for nearly five hours Friday and found the 43-year-old Burlington man guilty of second-degree arson, in connection with the three fires that heavily damaged the Union Baptist Church last April. The panel, however, did not find […]




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Man pleads guilty in arson at New Sarpy church

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments



A man accused of setting fire to a New Sarpy church during a theft has pleaded guilty. Mark Bailey, 38, of New Sarpy entered his plea to simple arson and simple burglary of a religious building before Judge Robert Klees on Wednesday. Klees sentenced Bailey to two years in prison, but suspended all but five […]




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Church arson trial starts

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments



Even though the fire at Union Baptist Church last April heavily damaged the building and caused thousands of dollars in repair bills, it could have been a lot worse. Call it divine intervention, but the timing of Burlington Police officer Michael Pope, who was driving by the area on his late-night patrol, was impeccable. As […]




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Texas volunteer firefighter sets church on fire

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



Hamby — A Hamby volunteer firefighter is behind bars after he was arrested for arson. 24-year old Taylor Partain, who is a lieutenant with the Hamby Volunteer Fire Department, was taken into custody this morning after the Taylor County Sheriff's Office said he admitted to starting a fire. The incident happened around 1 a.m. at […]




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Detectives Suspect Arson In Fire That Devastated Korean-American Church

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



WEST COVINA (CBS) — Arson investigators were at the scene of a fire that ravaged a Korean-American church Tuesday. The blaze ignited at Union Evangelical Church at 710 North Lark Ellen Avenue, shortly after 5 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. “I feel bad for the kids because their worship facility is […]




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Woman charged in historic church fire

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



An 18-year-old female is facing charges in connection with a fire that destroyed a century-old church on the Kingsclear First Nation. The young woman is scheduled to appear in Fredericton youth court on April 5 at 9:30 a.m. to enter pleas to charges of arson and breach of probation, RCMP Sgt. Don Stenger stated in […]




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Teen ordered to work camp for LDS church arson

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



PROVO, Utah (AP) – One of two teens accused of burglarizing and then setting fire to an LDS church in Santaquin is being ordered to at least 90 days in a juvenile work camp. The sentence comes after the 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty to felony arson and felony burglary late last week. Authorities say the […]




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