Tag: burglaries

Nicholas Holz, Green Bay, confesses to 21 burglaries after he’s caught at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

| August 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

A 19-year-old man has confessed to at least 21 burglaries in the Green Bay area, including a rash of church burglaries and burglary attempts since May 4, police said this morning. Nicholas Holz of Green Bay was arrested on suspicion of burglary and booked into the Brown County Jail at 8 a.m. Tuesday after police […]

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Churches Seek Better Security after Rash of Burglaries

| August 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

A small piece of plywood covers the black hole where a piece of stain glass window was punched in at St. Patrick's Church just three weeks ago. Monday crews were back replacing another window the latest casualty in another burglary. "Typically they have been basement windows, now the one last night was a second floor […]

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Drug addict stole from vulnerable churches to feed his habit

| July 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

A HEROIN addict carried out a campaign of burglaries targeting churches across Lincolnshire and Leicestershire to feed his drug habit, Lincoln Crown Court heard. James Taylor toured the countryside with his partner before selecting his targets hitting vulnerable rural churches. Rob Townsend, prosecuting, said Taylor stole safes from St Swithin's Church at Long Bennington and […]

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2 gospel musicians charged in Ga. church break-ins

| May 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

ATLANTA — Two gospel singers face multiple counts of burglary and theft after authorities say the pair played uplifting music for several middle Georgia churches, then stole some $100,000 worth of speakers, microphones, keyboards and other musical equipment. Washington County Sheriff Thomas H. Smith said Tuesday that 28-year-old Deshawn Rico Thomas, of Augusta, and 28-year-old […]

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Oxy addict, mom tied to church burglaries

| May 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

A series of church burglaries busted by police last week apparently began four months ago when a young man stole a purse from a Mormon church with his mother. The suspect, Andy W. Hoke, 24, told police he used stolen credit cards to buy expensive electronics that he would then trade to a man he […]

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Dallas Church Burglarized For 3rd Time In 5 Years

| May 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

For some common crooks, even churches are not sacred anymore. Wednesday morning, the staff at Dallas' Casa Linda United Methodist Church discovered thieves had broken in. Pastor James Minor has a message for them. "There is more to their life and how they can use their energy than taking from other people." It happened between […]

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8 churches burglarized

| May 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

CULLMAN — Eight local churches were burglarized this week — with cash, electronics equipment and even a church van stolen from the local houses of worship. The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the rash of burglaries, which occurred at churches all over the county between 11 p.m. Monday night and early Tuesday morning. “We […]

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DNA links man to 4th church theft

| April 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK — Police say a jailed Long Island man accused of robbing a church donation box three times has been linked by DNA to a fourth robbery at the same church. Police say 43-year-old Mark Spruill was arraigned in February for looting the poor boxes at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Massapequa twice […]

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Denton police seek burglar in string of church break-ins

| April 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Police are looking for a burglar caught on tape breaking into several area churches to steal cash and electronic equipment. Denton police spokesman Ryan Grelle said the man hit a Denton church twice, as well as churches in Farmers Branch and Midlothian. He's also suspected in church break-ins in Mansfield and Southlake. "Robbing a church […]

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ATF probes church burglaries

| March 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has joined local authorities in investigating a rash of church burglaries, attempted arson and one church that burned over the weekend. The churches include five in Henderson County and one in Chester County within a six- to eight-mile radius that were targeted late Saturday evening and early […]

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Burglar attacks Connellsville priest at Immaculate Conception

| March 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

A Roman Catholic priest at Immaculate Conception Church was assaulted when he apparently walked in on a burglary in progress at the Connellsville rectory last week, a church spokesman said today. The Rev. Joseph Bonafed was treated and released at Highlands Hospital in Connellsville after he was struck on the head with a blunt object […]

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MPD officers arrest alleged theft at synagogue

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

MADISON (WKOW) — Madison Police arrested a 44-year-old man for allegedly trying to burglarize a downtown synagogue. An employee at Beth Israel Center on Mound St. was working early into Sunday morning when she heard someone in the basement. She called police, who arrived to find a burglary in progress. They caught the alleged thief […]

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Break-in at church won’t stop celebration

| February 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Greenwood’s oldest Catholic church doesn’t plan to let a Friday night break-in put a damper on the celebration today of its 100th anniversary. “They didn’t get anything important,” said the Rev. Jason Welle as he surveyed the scene Saturday morning at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. “Everything we need for the rededication is still […]

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Man Burglarizes Synagogue, Tries On Rabbi’s Clothes

| February 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Authorities are trying to identify a man who broke into a Deerfield Beach synagogue, wandered around inside for two hours, ransacked offices, stacked computers and silverware to steal and even tried on the rabbi's clothes. Broward Sheriff's Office detectives said the man didn't take much more than liquor and other drinks […]

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Thieves set church on fire

| February 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

RALEIGH — Thieves with an arsonist bent disregarded a no trespassing sign at a Northwest Raleigh church entrance when they stole thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment this weekend and tried to set the sanctuary on fire, police reported. No arrests have been made, and detectives are still looking for the people responsible for […]

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