Tag: burglary

Church to thief: Just bring equipment back, and we won’t ask questions

| October 22, 2011 | 0 Comments



LEBANON, Ind. (WISH) – A Lebanon church is without thousands of dollars in equipment just days before Sunday service. The equipment was taken from their trailer that was parked outside of their new church. The congregation has been holding church in the Lebanon YMCA while they get their new building ready. The pastor, Shane Frazier, […]




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Urban Mission Beefs Up Security After Theft

| October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — Urban Mission is installing better security measures Monday after the administrative offices were robbed last month. Thieves got away with three computers and a hard drive, and police are investigating the case. Since the theft, Urban Mission Director Ashley Steele said the organization has moved forward with construction to reinforce the church’s […]




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Man accused of breaking into church that offered him help

| October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC-TV) – A Memphis man is suspected a robbing a church that helped him just days before. According to COGIC Pastor Aaron Litzsey, the suspect was first seen at New Bethel during a community outreach event. "At first, he just said, 'I'm so hungry, I'm just so hungry,'" Litzsey said. Church members […]




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5 Churches, 3 Businesses Burglarized In 2 Weeks

| October 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



TOCCOA, Ga. — A 20-year-old northeast Georgia man has been arrested after investigators said he confessed to breaking into five churches and three businesses in the Toccoa area during a two-week period. Shane Black is facing nine charges, eight of which are felonies. The burglary spree started at the beginning of September, when St. Matthias' […]




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Men suspected in thefts from three churches

| September 24, 2011 | 0 Comments



Investigators on Thursday released video surveillance photographs of men suspected in the theft of credit cards from three churches in League City and Nassau Bay. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the men, League City police Sgt. John Jordan said in a statement. The thefts occurred in League City this month and […]




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Charges Dropped in Bishop Eddie Long Church Break-In Case

| September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



ATLANTA – A former New Birth Missionary Church security guard has been exonerated of all charges after being accused of burglarizing Bishop Eddie Long's office. Anthony Boyd, 21, became a central player in a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed by four young men against Long. Boyd had maintained he was innocent. Boyd says he had nothing […]




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Surveillance cameras show Oak Cliff church school burglary

| September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments



DALLAS — A Dallas parochial school is cleaning up this weekend after thieves ransacked several classrooms. It is the second major blow for St. Cecilia Catholic School, which is still recovering from a large fire. Walking the halls brings pain for Estella Castillo. "All of the things we have here is to educate the children," […]




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Accused church burglar, 18, has charges dropped

| September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments



Charges were dropped Tuesday against an 18-year-old man accused of burglarizing two Rice Lake churches after a prosecutor's motion during his preliminary court hearing. District Attorney Angela Beranek had no comment on the matter after the hearing. Austin Wold, 18, of Barron was arrested on Sept. 5 and charged with two counts of burglary of […]




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Vans stolen from Camden churches

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments



CAMDEN — Church passenger vans in Camden have apparently become a hot item for thieves. In the past three weeks, five vans have been stolen and at least a half dozen more broken into. All but one of the vans belonged to a city church, according to Camden police. At least eight different churches have […]




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Trial delayed for man charged in church burglary

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHIPPEWA FALLS – A trial for an Eau Claire man charged with stealing several thousand dollars from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls has been delayed until January. Kurt W. Meyer, 39, 2003 Manor Court, was charged in Chippewa County Court in April with breaking into the church Dec. 26 or Dec. 27. […]




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ESCONDIDO: Thieves hit church three times in 10 days, minister says

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



Minister Shane Sullivan is having a hard time saying the Forgiveness Prayer of late. For the third time in 10 days, Sullivan said, thieves broke into the Oak Hill Drive Church of Christ on Tuesday night, this time taking computers, an amplifier, microphones, a projector, guitars and a television from the south central Escondido church. […]




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Church reports medical kit stolen

| September 13, 2011 | 0 Comments



FROSTPROOF – If not for a medical emergency on Sunday, Church on the Ridge members would not have known anything was taken in a recent burglary. Pastor Robby Weatherholt said Monday that when a paramedic with Tampa General Hospital's Aeromed helicopter — and who serves as a deacon for the church — went to grab […]




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Biloxi duo arrested for robbing church

| September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – Two Biloxi residents have been arrested for robbing a church. Police say Walter Reed, Jr. and Cynthia McDonald have both been charged in separate burglaries that have occurred at the Seashore Methodist Assembly Church. Police report that the burglaries occurred over the period of a month. According to police, the suspects […]




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Men charged with church burglaries

| September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



Two local men have been arrested and charged with burglary as a party to a crime in connection with recent church burglaries in the area. Westly Billion, 17, of Chetek, and Austin Wold, 18, of Barron, appeared in court Tuesday with their attorney to face charges and have their bonds set at the initial court […]




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Burglars hit seven churches in Barron County

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



Barron County (WQOW) – In Barron County, congregations at seven churches are in shock. Some time earlier this week, each of their buildings were broken into. In most cases, equipment and cash were stolen. Staff at St. Boniface Catholic Church came to work Tuesday to find their building had been broken into. "You think, well, […]




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