Tag: burglary

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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1990s church burglar back at it, police say

| January 23, 2012 | 0 Comments



A man convicted in the 1990s of burglarizing and vandalizing churches and schools now faces similar charges after police linked him to an attempted break-in at First United Presbyterian Church in Tarentum two days after Christmas. William Menhart, 44, was arraigned Sunday morning in Westmoreland County on charges filed by New Kensington police of receiving […]




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Bible, lectern and communion wine among more than 100 thefts from Norfolk churches

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Bible, candles, a lectern, silverware and even communion wine were among items stolen by criminals targeting Norfolk’s churches, new figures have revealed. According to figures released by Norfolk police, it is not just the lead which thieves have been stealing from the county’s churches. A Freedom Of Information request has showed how, between 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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Alleged church burglar faces five new charges

| January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments



A 17-year-old Chetek man charged with burglarizing four area churches last summer was recently charged with failing to comply with his bond conditions and fleeing officers after his arrest. At his initial court appearance on Tuesday, Dec. 27, for the new charges, Judge James Babbit set cash bond of $2,500. Westly Billon was one of […]




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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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Church says burglars took money and fudge for troops

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



HANFORD – A recent burglary at First Christian Church resulted in the loss of material goods, but not a loss of spirit. The burglar made off with a small amount of cash, as well as a bag of leftover cooked pork and some holiday fudge intended for care packages to be sent to local troops […]




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Burned church burglarized as fire investigation continues

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



They just won't leave the church alone. Turkey Branch Baptist Church has been the victim of burglaries and other crimes in the past. Last month, fire burned the roof. Just as renovations are beginning, the Neeses church became a victim again with someone breaking in and stealing a $400 freezer. Deacon Bobby Jamison, who lives […]




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Church Thieves Strike 27 Times In Rockingham Co. This Year

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



Reidsville, NC — Who would steal from a church? That's the question sheriff's deputies in Rockingham County have asked 27 times, so far this year. The Rockingham County Sheriff's Department reported that 24 churches, some more than once, have been hit over the past 11 months. Sheriff Sam Page said thieves are stealing everything from […]




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Near North church burglarized for 2nd time in a week

| November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments



For the second time in a week, burglars broke into a Greek Orthodox church on the Near North side and made off with cash and other items including a crucifix, church officials and police said. The latest burglary was discovered at about 6 a.m. early today by a janitor at the Annunciation Cathedral Greek Orthodox […]




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Arrests made in church burglary

| November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments



The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Auburn men accused of breaking into an Owasco church and stealing two gold ciboria this past August. David Calkins, 21, of 82 Havens Ave., and Daniel Edersheim, 20, of 54 Adams Ave., were both charged with third-degree felony burglary after a resident called detectives with a tip pertaining […]




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Sugar Land Church Robbed Of Tithes

| October 29, 2011 | 0 Comments



SUGAR LAND, Texas — Police are searching for a man who broke into a Sugar Land church and took off with money from a collection box. Hani Farih, a parishioner at Forty Holy Martyrs Orthodox Christian Church says he got a call from his priest about the burglary and showed up at the church. There, […]




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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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