Tag: burglaries

Burglars hit churches in 40-plus Indiana communities

| July 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

GREENWOOD — More than 40 Indiana churches have been burglarized in recent weeks, prompting at least one community to consider boosting patrols and perhaps even putting sheriff's deputies inside churches. In Johnson County, south of Indianapolis, at least seven churches have been broken into over the past six days by burglars who smashed or jimmied […]

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More Church Burglaries Worry Tate and Marshall County Communities

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

(Tate County, MS) A total of 11 burglaries into churches near the Tate and Marshall County line have investigators and all community churches on high alert. In the last month and a half, seven Marshall County churches and four Tate County churches have all been broken into. Some of them had valuable items stolen, like […]

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Suspect in Custody In String of Church Burglaries

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

An alert Wethersfield man helped on Friday police nab the person police suspect may have been responsible for 13 church burglaries in the Hartford area since mid-January. The suspect, Jackie Barry, 46, of Hartford, was spotted peering into the windows of a resident's home, Wethersfield police Chief James Cetran said. Barry moved on, but the […]

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Crime spree targets multiple churches

| January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rhonda Hampton, pastor at Wings of Victory Church in Corbin, was alarmed to find her church's front door smashed. "It appeared to be just a rock thrown through the front door, but it had been pried open," described Hampton of the church's front door. The same shock was likely felt at three other churches around […]

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Chicago Man Charged with Break-ins at Three Oak Park Churches

| January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

A 28-year-old Chicago man has been charged with six counts of felony burglary in connection with a string of church break-ins in Oak Park that date back to mid-November, police said Friday. Ahmad Rashad Buckley, of the 1400 block of Mason Street, stands accused of committing two of the three recent burglaries at Austin Boulevard […]

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Churches evaluating open-door policies

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

A string of burglaries targeting local churches may have been more of a coincidence than a strategic plan, but law enforcement said the crimes indicate that thieves will target anyone to steal a buck. Five churches have been burglarized in Auburn along with two others in Cayuga County within the past year, with religious relics […]

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Police: Man Burglarized 10 Houses of Worship

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Long Beach man was arrested in connection with 10 burglaries at houses of worship throughout the city since last summer. Terrence Farr, 44, was arrested on Dec. 8 and arraigned at Long Beach City Court by Judge Frank Dikranis on Friday. Farr is being held at the Nassau County Correction Facility in lieu of […]

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24 Lakeland Churches Targeted In Rash of 33 Burglaries

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

LAKELAND | After being burglarized twice, Believer's Fellowship is taking measures to beef up its security system and it isn't alone. The church is among 24 in Lakeland that have reported being burglarized from June 11 to Oct. 12. Some, like Believer's Fellowship, were broken into multiple times. Police sad church burglaries have always happened […]

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Seguin seeks end to string of church burglaries

| October 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

SEGUIN — A thief has targeted three churches in Seguin, and now the congregation leaders are stepping up security. The suspect seems to seek cameras, laptop computers and cash. Pastors said most churches do not keep cash on hand, even from Sunday to Monday. In some cases, the burglar apparently gets away with nothing, but […]

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‘It just hurts': Pastor saddened by repeated burglaries at south-side church

| September 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

The pastor of the Kingsborough Ridge Baptist Church has had it with burglars stealing from them. The latest theft happened early Friday morning. Pastor Samuel Espinoza said he and members came to the church in the 600 block of Moursund Blvd to pray Friday morning and noticed the window-unit air conditioner from the nursery was […]

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Man arrested on roof of church plagued by burglaries

| August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

Atlanta police Sunday night arrested a suspected burglar on the roof of a Whitehall Street church that has been targeted numerous times by copper thieves. Atlanta police spokesman Otis Redmond told the AJC that Donald Mitchell, 39, was arrested after someone called 911 to report a suspicious person at the church. Mitchell was charged with […]

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Church victim of 2 break-ins

| August 15, 2010 | 1 Comment

WASILLA — It was bad enough that the church had been burglarized and two computers stolen, but what really got to Robert Hicks was how familiar the whole scene was. “This is the second time this has happened,” said Hicks, who shares pastor duties at the Christ First United Methodist Church at the corner of […]

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Pilsen man charged in church donation-box burglaries

| August 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

A Pilsen man with several prior burglary convictions is in jail this weekend after police identified him as a suspect in thefts this spring from two West Side churches' donation boxes — one while a priest was saying Mass. Ruben Pavon Jr., 47, faces three counts of burglary of a place of worship in connection […]

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Accused church burglar Nicholas Holz tells police: I’m a good crook

| August 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

A 19-year-old accused in a series of Green Bay church burglaries this week told police he is “a strong Catholic” who “would die for his faith,” according to a criminal complaint released this afternoon. But Nicholas R. Holz also told city police he views himself as “a good crook” who enjoyed the adventure associated with […]

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Church burglary suspect back in court

| August 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

GREEN BAY – Nicholas Holz, 19, is scheduled to be back in court and charged Friday afternoon for a string of break-ins that includes several Green Bay churches. Green Bay police say Holz admitted to 21 burglaries, including at five churches in the downtown area, as well as the Green Bay Community Policing Center. Here […]

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