Tag: Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives

Affidavit: Emmett church fires hid burglaries

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Detectives investigating the two April 27 burglaries and arsons in Emmett recovered items stolen from the churches in a house less than a half-mile away, according to court documents obtained by the Statesman. Community Bible Church and First Baptist Church were burglarized – a safe, computer equipment and other items were stolen – before the […]

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FBI, ATF investigating Molotov cocktail thrown into LDS church

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

OGDEN — The Ogden City Fire Department, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating after a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a church building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ogden City police were called Monday at about 7:30 a.m. after maintenance workers noticed something had been thrown […]

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ATF team among those examining E. Side church fire

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A forensic chemist, certified fire investigators, fire protection engineers and accelerant detection dogs are just a few of the resources being used to find the cause of Friday's blaze that destroyed a historic East Side church. More than 30 people, including the 23-member National Response Team from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, […]

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ATF Offers Reward for Church Fires – Three Churches Burned, Task Force Formed

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

GREENSBORO, NC – Wayne L. Dixie, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the church fires in Stokesdale and Oak Ridge, NC […]

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Local Teen Charged as Adult, Pleads Guilty to Church Arson

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

DANVILLE, VIRGINIA — A now 18-year-old resident of Henry County, Virginia, pleaded guilty this morning in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Danville to charges related to a fire deliberately set at a church. Jean-Claude Bridges, 18, of Henry County, Va., waived his right to be indicted and pleaded […]

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ATF National Response Team To Investigate Church Fire

| July 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

PHOENIX, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been activated by request from the City of Tolleson to investigate a fire at the LDS Church. On June 29th, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a fire destroyed the LDS Church located […]

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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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ATF offers reward to discover cause of vacant church fire

| January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

WICHITA — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of whomever was responsible for a fire that destroyed a vacant church Wednesday.Wichita fire marshal Brad Crisp said investigators found evidence that people had been in the building — located at 1504 N. St. […]

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives takes over investigation of bombing near Oklahoma City church

| October 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has taken over an investigation into a bomb that went off in northwest Oklahoma City, officials said Thursday. The bomb went off about 7:10 a.m. Wednesday inside a metal trash bin behind the Penn Avenue Church of the Nazarene, 1121 N Pennsylvania Ave. No one was hurt, […]

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ATF Warns Consumers: Illegal Explosives Are Not Fireworks

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

NEW ORLEANS – Special Agent in Charge Phillip M. Durham of the New Orleans Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), asks the public to use caution with fireworks when celebrating the Fourth of July. "ATF regulates explosives and investigates most crimes and accidents involving explosives. We want to ensure that those […]

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Reward of $10,000 for Information in Mosque Arson

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Joint Press Release San Francisco Field Division At The Frontline Against Violent Crime For Immediate Release May 25, 2011 www.atf.gov Contact: Pete Smith Stockton Police Department Office: (209) 937-8209 Cell: (209) 403-0545 [email protected] Contact: Helen Dunkel, Special Agent, PIO Office: (925) 557-2815 Cell: (925) 202-8135 [email protected] Contact: Paul Willette, PIO Stockton Fire Department Office: (209) […]

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Agencies wrapping up probe into mosque, church fire

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

STOCKTON – Investigators from the Stockton Fire Department and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives concluded their on-site collection of evidence Wednesday afternoon at the scene of Saturday's early morning fire that destroyed part of a Pershing Avenue strip mall housing a mosque, a church and a real estate office. The evidence has […]

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BATF joins investigation of fire that destroyed church, mosque; arson, hate crime not ruled out

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

STOCKTON – Work continued Monday to fortify a fire-damaged strip mall to make it sufficiently safe for investigators from the Stockton Fire Department and the federal government to determine the cause of a blaze that gutted a mosque and damaged a church early Saturday. Deputy Fire Chief Paul Willette said investigatory assistance from the federal […]

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Members of Sheriff’s Department, FBI and ATF continue investigating St. John Vianney Church fire

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

HACIENDA HEIGHTS – A team of investigators 50 strong continued examining evidence Wednesday as part of the ongoing investigation into Saturday's blaze at St. John Vianney Church. The fire, which broke out shortly after midnight and caused about $8 million in damage to the church sanctuary, was declared an act of arson earlier this week. […]

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FBI: Man held in Ohio over California synagogue bombing

| April 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles (CNN) — A man wanted for questioning in last week's synagogue bombing in southern California has been arrested in Ohio, an FBI spokeswoman said confirmed Tuesday. An anonymous caller tipped authorities that Ron Hirsch was in Ohio, spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Hirsch was taken into custody Monday night in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a suburb […]

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