Tag: burglary

Lykens church broken into, computer used to view pornography, police say

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A break-in reported over the weekend at a church in Lykens may have been committed solely to use a church computer to view pornography, police said. The break-in was discovered at the Faith EC Church at 543 Center St. in Wiconisco Township, when the church opened for services early Sunday, according to a state police news release issued late Tuesday. Police […]

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Family Caught Selling Stolen Church Goods in Front Yard

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Three members of a Louisiana family have been arrested after they allegedly stole items from a church and sold them at a yard sale at their nearby home. Clariese Jones, Paul Mikell and their daughter Olivia Jones of Slidell, La., admitted to repeatedly burglarizing the El Bethel Apostolic Ministry in Slidell, St. Tammany Police Capt. […]

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Police: Man turns self in after breaking into church

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

CONCORD, N.C. –  A man is behind bars after turning himself in for breaking into a church. Police even asked him why he was confessing. He told them it had been weighing on his mind. Exactly one month ago, someone broke into Calvary Lutheran Church, in Concord, and stole a laptop computer and a monitor. […]

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Police warn churchgoers of vehicle burglaries in church parking lots

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

PEORIA, Ariz. – Sunday is usually a day of worship for valley residents that's spent inside a church, but it seems that it's also becoming a prime time for thieves. The Peoria Police Department is warning churchgoers of a string of burglaries taking place while the victim is in church. A spokesperson for the Peoria […]

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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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2nd Suspect in Church Purse Snatching, 17 Year Old Dorilena Chinel, Says 16 Year Old Companion Did the Crime

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Guam – 17 year old Dorilena Cepeda Chinel has been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Theft in connection with the theft of a pursue from a woman who was sitting inside the Santa Barbara Church in Dededo.  She is the second person to be charged and, according to the Magistrate's  complaint, she told police that […]

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Knife-Wielding Burglary Suspect Shot Outside Van Nuys Church

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — A security guard shot and wounded a man he said was acting suspiciously outside a Van Nuys church Sunday morning. The shooting occurred about 8 a.m., an hour before services were to begin, outside The Church On The Way located near Sherman Way and Hazeltine. The guards followed the man off […]

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Still no Clues in $50K Russian Church Burglary

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Police in Hollywood Wednesday asked the public's help in finding a burglar who stole $50,000 in religious articles from the altar room of a Russian Orthodox church. The burglary took place the evening of Dec. 22 at the Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church, 5432 Fernwood Ave. Among the articles taken were an enamel chalice, an […]

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Priest reports ‘bizarre’ assortment of non-valuable items stolen from Orthodox church in Dorr

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

DORR, MI — The Rev. Gregory Hogg and congregation members at the Holy Cross Antiochian Orthodox Church in Dorr are mystified over a recent church break-in. The thief, who broke in by smashing a small hole though the glass of a back window, nabbed a random assortment of items including ceremonial lamps and bowls — […]

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Tracking program helps Glenpool church recover stolen electronics

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

GLENPOOL – Don't be surprised if Pastor Joe Jones sinks his teeth into Apple stock. A tracking application of the MacIntosh computer maker, along with the persistence of a parishioner-policeman, enabled Jones to locate and retrieve about $12,000 worth of computers and other electronic equipment that were burglarized this week from his Glenpool church. "Let's […]

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Church burglar foiled by locked exit door, leaves empty-handed

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

A burglar who crawled through a window at Sewickley United Presbyterian Church and attempted to steal brass and pewter artifacts had to abandon the stash when he couldn’t unlock a door to get out, a church official said. Edward Hrtyanski, clerk of session, said the burglar gathered candelabras, communion chalices and other items but left […]

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Bristol church burglary, vandalism suspects left Satanic messages for pastor

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Four times this month a Bristol church had been broken into and vandalised, with the culprits often leaving offensive or Satanic messages for the pastor. On Friday afternoon, Sullivan County Sheriff's Office deputies took four suspects into custody — an 18-year-old man and three juveniles who reportedly claimed their actions were, "nothing personal." According to […]

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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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Church Burglar Leaves Apology Note

| June 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

FROM THE CORPUS CHRISTI POLICE DEPARTMENT – Occurred Thursday, June 21, 2012, 21:00- 6:00 am, 4710 S. Alameda St. Burglary A burglar broke into the South Shore Christian Church and left behind a note of apology. Corpus Christi Police were called to investigate a burglary of a building by the church maintenance worker after broken […]

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Denton church burglary suspect begs for help

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

DENTON — You could call it "divine intervention." This story is about a person doing the wrong thing at the right place — a church. It turns out that Grace Pointe Church in Denton was the perfect sanctuary for the 19-year-old burglary suspect. Pastor Dave Smith arrived to a bloody scene. "He came to this […]

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