Tag: burglary

Church burgled to buy food

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments



A SCARBOROUGH reverend yesterday spoke out after a man admitted breaking into his church – and stole from a charity box. Barry Lee Wright, 32, of Trafalgar Square, who has burgled properties before, got into Westborough Methodist Church. But he was seen on closed-circuit TV cameras as he helped himself to the contents of the […]




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Abilene Preacher Catches Alleged Thief In The Act

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



ABILENE, Texas — An Abilene pastor helped put a man behind bars after he allegedly stole from his church. The pastor at Prince of Peace Ministries says he's not surprised that a man walked into his church and stole his secretary's wallet. Pastor Darnell Bailey was working on his Bible study like he does every […]




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Volunteer charged with burglary at Bloomingdale church

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 61-year-old church volunteer from Carol Stream has been charged with burglary after surveillance videos showed him stealing money from his parish’s safe and donation boxes, authorities said Friday. Police said Ross W. Jones, of the 900 block of Dearborn Circle, stole about $2,300 over an undetermined length of time from Mass offerings and donation […]




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Church faces fire and burglary with faith

| August 8, 2011 | 0 Comments



The easy question to ask, Pastor Al Saucedo told his congregation Sunday morning, is "Who would burn a church?" But that is not the question that a Christian should be asking. The right question, he told the worshippers packed into the small annex building behind the fire-gutted main sanctuary of the Valley View Church of […]




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Man Shot After Leaping from Ambulance, Stabbing Officer in Church

| July 31, 2011 | 0 Comments



Investigators are trying to unravel the mysterious circumstances that lead to the shooting death of a man who, after being released from jail, leaped out of a moving ambulance and later stabbed an officer with a butcher knife. The bizarre chain of events started about 3:00 p.m. Saturday after the suspect posted bail at the […]




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Warrant issued in church burglary

| July 30, 2011 | 0 Comments



CHIPPEWA FALLS – The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department has issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of breaking into a Chippewa Falls church in July 2009. Taylor V. Powers, 20, 4617 147th St., Chippewa Falls, was charged in May in Chippewa County Court with one count of burglary to a building, which carries a […]




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Woman Encounters Suspect in Another Tosa Church Burglary

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



A volunteer working alone at Unity Church in Wauwatosa had a close encounter with a stranger who is now a suspect in a break-in there the same afternoon. Several aspects of the burglary Wednesday at Unity are similar to recent break-ins at other Tosa churches, including one on the July 4 weekend at Christ King […]




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Pastor of burned Baytown church: ‘God is in control’

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



BAYTOWN, Texas— The pastor and parishioners of a Baytown church are keeping a positive outlook after a fire, which investigators say may have been intentionally set, broke out at their church early Monday. "It really is painful, it hurts, but God saw us through before and he can see us through again," said Pastor Kevin […]




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Several Churches Robbed in St. Charles County

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments



Police are investigating a number of church break-in in May and June throughout St. Charles County. Three churches in unincorporated St. Charles County, including Immanuel Lutheran Church, Calvary West and St. Joseph Catholic Church, were robbed in May. Three churches in St. Charles were robbed in the last week. Saint Peter Parish on Third Street […]




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ND man admits burglarizing, torching church; official says man stole money donated by children

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 21-year-old Dickinson man pleaded guilty to arson and burglary in connection to an incident that gutted the Church of Christ in December during a hearing at the Stark County Courthouse on Tuesday. Joshua Whitworth’s pleas were part of a proposed plea agreement, which could put him behind bars for six years. Judge Zane Anderson […]




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Mason City man charged in synagogue break-in

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments



MASON CITY – A 39-year-old Mason City man is in custody and another suspect is being sought by police in connection with a June 5 break-in at the Adas Israel Synagogue, 620 N. Adams Ave. William A. Odell, 39, Mason City, is charged with second-degree theft, a Class D felony. According to Mason City Police, […]




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Police Announce Recovery of St. Anthony’s Relic and Arrest

| June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments



As they announced the arrest of a suspect in the case and the recovery of a religious relic, the Long Beach Police Department released two videos in connection with the case Thursday night. The videos show the suspect in the relic theft as seen from security cameras this week in the vicinity of St. Anthony's […]




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Rash Of Church Burglaries Growing

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. – Sheriff's investigators in at least three neighboring counties are looking into a total of 23 church burglaries, and attempted burglaries, most of which are believed to be at the hands of the same offenders. "Taking from a church is probably one of the lowest levels of crimes, in my book, that you […]




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Foot through roof foils church raider

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments



A WOULD-BE metal thief’s plan was foiled when the raider almost fell through a roof. The thief was attempting to steal copper strips from St John’s Parish Church, on Stanah Road, Little Thornton when a rotten joist gave way underneath. Irene Greenwood, who has been an active member of the congregation for 50 years, told […]




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Hastings woman charged after attempted theft at South St. Paul church

| May 31, 2011 | 0 Comments



A 35-year-old Hastings woman, Katherine Anne Obinger, faces two felony charges – theft and a controlled substance crime in the fifth degree – after a May 24 burglary at a South St. Paul church. According to the criminal complaint, South St. Paul police responded to a burglary in progress at a church there. It had […]




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