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16 Johnson County churches burglarized

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) – Authorities are on high alert in Johnson County after more than a dozen churches were burglarized over the past several weeks. The thieves have been making off with everything from expensive instruments to electronics to tools and cash. Pastor Jeff Souders of Franklin Christian Fellowship Church said he has already forgiven […]




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Church ‘sound man,’ 2 women charged in burglary

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



The former sound man for a Bartow County church and two women have been arrested and charged with burglarizing the church and using credit cards taken in the heist to try to make purchases at local stores, authorities said Monday. Kevin Winfield Harris, 34, "was formerly the 'sound guy' for the church," Bartow County Sheriff's […]




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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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Church burglars steal gift cards before Easter Sunday

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



A local Lutheran school was burglarized just as they were preparing for Easter Sunday service. During the preparation, some people noticed a window on the side of the school smashed, a closet broken into and valuable gift cards missing. Stealing from a church the weekend before Easter. It's a cruel proposition but one Messiah Lutheran […]




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Church reopens for Palm Sunday after burglary, arson

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments



SALISBURY, Pa. —  A church renovation is complete, and the congregation celebrated its strength after overcoming a burglary and arson that halted construction in December. It's been a long four months for the Oak Dale Mennonite Church in Salisbury. The church had a lot to clean up, but said Palm Sunday marked a new beginning, […]




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Bishop of Monmouth warns of witchcraft break-ins on church property

| March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



Witches have been breaking into churches and graveyards to perform black magic rituals, a leading Church in Wales cleric has revealed. Bishop of Monmouth Dominic Walker said the incidents coincided with a resurgence in witchcraft in recent years, with the number of occult groups performing both wicca – or white magic – and black magic […]




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Man with 100 charges accused of burglarizing church

| March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



In his life, Thomas Fuller, 52, has amassed more than 100 criminal charges. On Wednesday, he added to that total, the Sarasota Police Department said. According to a press release, at about 3:35 a.m. that morning, officers responded to an alarm in the music room of the Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave. […]




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Bumbling, fumbling burglars break into church

| March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



HUMBLE, Texas –  Police in Humble are looking for the two men described as "bumbling burglars" who broke into a church and fumbled around before they stole $120 in cash. According to police, the burglary happened at the First Baptist Church in the 19900 block of E. Townsen Blvd on Sunday. Investigators said the men […]




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Bossier police seek church burglars

| March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



The Bossier City police are asking for the assistance of the public to find the burglar or burglars responsible for the robbery of three Bossier churches. Bossier Crime Stoppers is offering a $375 reward for any information that leads to the capture of the robbers. The thefts happened earlier this week at Barksdale Methodist Church […]




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Police: Naked Nacogdoches man breaks into church

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – A Nacogdoches man was arrested early Friday after Lufkin Police say he was busting windows out of a church and vans of the church while he was naked. According to the report, an officer was dispatched to Emanuel Assembly of God Church, located at 1818 N. Timberland Drive, in reference to […]




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Man wearing tutu accused of church burglary

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



SAN DIEGO — A burglary suspect wearing a tutu lost the cloak-like garments he was wearing while fleeing from police and was arrested in the buff Wednesday after allegedly breaking into an Allied Gardens church and trying to steal musical instruments and electronic equipment. A resident reported seeing a tall, suspicious-looking person dressed in what […]




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Orthodox church in Kosovo desecrated

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



GNJILANE — Serbian Orthodox Church of St. George in the village of Stanišor was burgled Friday night and money was stolen from the register, Kosovo police have confirmed. Kosovo police regional spokesman Ismet Hasani told Tanjug that the police had inspected the scene and determined that a burglary took place and that the crime was […]




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Woman ‘feared rape and death’ as raiders targeted parochial house

| February 26, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Donegal priest has said a woman who was cleaning a parochial house during a burglary two days ago feared she would be raped and murdered by the three armed robbers. The break-in happened on Wednesday evening at about 7.45pm, after Burt parish priest Father Gerry Sweeney left the house to celebrate Mass in a […]




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Stolen items from Cape church recovered

| February 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) – It's not something that happens everyday. Stolen property was returned to the rightful owner. In this case, several items were recovered and given back to a Cape Girardeau Church. About a month ago a break in at the Apostolic Promise Church in Cape Girardeau stunned the congregation. It was so […]




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Thieves target East County church

| February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



For the second time in less than two weeks, someone has visited Rivercrest Community Church in East Multnomah County, but not for worship services. Sometime between 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, seven heating and air conditioning units were stolen from the church’s property in the 3200 block of Northeast […]




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