Tag: Arson

Second suspect arrested in New Sarpy church fire

| October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments



The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office says it has arrested a second suspect in Monday's burning of a New Sarpy Church. Jerry Cotton, 60, of 266 St. Charles St., New Sarpy, turned himself in to authorities Thursday afternoon. He was booked with simple arson and simple burglary of a religious building. Bond had not been […]




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Teenager Charged In Fire At New Hope Baptist Church in Winston-Salem

| October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments



Winston-Salem, NC– A teenager is in a juvenile detention center charged with intentionally setting a church fire. Capt. David Clayton, with the Winston-Salem Police Department, tells WFMY that they arrested a teenaged male. He was officially charged on September 29. Clayton said the boy is charged with setting the July 6 fire at New Hope […]




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14-year-old boy charged with arson in Fort Myers Shores church fire

| October 4, 2011 | 0 Comments



Deputies have charged a 14-year-old with arson after they say he was responsible for setting fire to a truck belonging to the pastor at Grace Methodist Church in Fort Myers Shores. The teen, who is from east Fort Myers, is not being named by The News-Press because of his age. On Sept. 15, deputies responded […]




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Standish woman charged in three arsons

| October 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



State fire investigators arrested a 65-year-old Standish woman late Friday, charged her with three arsons and alleged she is a suspect in 15 other fires in Cumberland and York counties. Carol Field was being held at the Cumberland County Jail on $100,000 bail Saturday. She is expected to make an initial court appearance this week. […]




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Member charged with Toombs Co. church arson

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



TOOMBS CO., GA (WTOC) – A Toombs County man is charged with stealing from his own church and then setting the chapel on fire. An empty lot now marks where Oasis Church once sat. WTOC reported last month on the blaze that left behind nothing but rubble and ashes. Investigators said someone set the sanctuary on […]




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Surveillance Camera Captures Suspected Arsonist at Detroit Church

| September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments



DETROIT (WJBK) – No one seems to know why a man would want to set a historic church on fire. Arson investigators have been searching for him all summer. They are now asking the public to join the hunt. It happened June 17 around 9:30 p.m. A surveillance camera inside the People's Community Church captured […]




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Church arsonists avoid prison time

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



Two local men convicted of arson, whose vandalism resulted in the burning of the New Scandinavia Lutheran Church between Barron and Chetek in December 2010 were spared prison time by Judge Timothy Doyle upon a recommendation from District Attorney Angela Beranek and agreement with the two men's defense attorneys. The men were each sentenced to […]




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Two Wisconsin men sentenced for church fire

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



Two Barron County, Wis., men were sentenced this week for burning down a 135-year-old church in western Wisconsin. During a hearing Tuesday in Barron County Circuit Court, Lucas J. Schultz, 18, and Jesse J. Unruh, 21, were each given 12 years of probation, five years of extended supervision and a stayed sentence of five years […]




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18-year-old suspect arrested in local church fire

| September 21, 2011 | 0 Comments



A joint probe by Brownsville police and fire investigators has led to the arrest of an 18-year-old man accused of starting a fire at a local church. Authorities allege Gabriel Hernandez started the fire at the Divine Providence Church on West Price Road because he was un-able to break in to the building. “It’s a […]




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Criminals tried to set church on fire in Moscow

| September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments



Moscow, September 20, Interfax – Unidentified criminals threw bottles with flammable liquid to St. Eufrosinia Church in Kotlovka (in south-east Moscow), a source in law enforcement agencies told Interfax. Church rector priest Alexey Ladygin informed the police about the incident. About four a.m. the church guard heard sounds of broken glass in the yard and […]




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Synagogue in J’lem set alight in suspected arson attack

| September 18, 2011 | 0 Comments



A synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot Bet was set alight on Sunday in a case of suspected arson. An initial police investigation found that a flammable liquid had been poured at three separate spots at the Hanichei Hayeshivot study hall and then set on fire. A student studying at the institute entered the […]




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One Year Later Dublin Church Arson Still Unsolved

| September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments



One year after a fire, the members of Central Baptist Church still can't say for certain who's responsible. Pastor Ellis Carswell says this tragedy did not shake the congregation. "We only lost the building we did not lose the church," says Carswell. When the building went up flames, there was no insurance money to cover […]




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‘Firebug’ comment spurs lawyer change

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



The law does not guarantee a "meaningful relationship" between a defendant and his court-appointed attorney. The fact the defendant is unsatisfied, uncomfortable, or unhappy with his representation does not necessarily warrant the court to appoint new counsel. However, in the case involving Victor Rudolph Clegg Jr., the Burlington man authorities say started the April 16 […]




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Pastor’s truck set on fire at east Fort Myers church

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report someone set fire to a truck belonging to the pastor of the Grace Methodist Church in east Fort Myers. Deputies and firefighters arrived at the church just after midnight to find the truck parked in back of the church and fully engulfed in flames, according to […]




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Church that aimed to survive nuclear attack falls to arson

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



I paid a quick visit Wednesday to the remains of the century-old church at 3115 E. 42nd St., which someone torched Monday. The place was deserted, apart from a couple who were collecting metal scraps. At one corner of the jumble of charred debris, one wall remained, including an old storm door with a green […]




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