Tag: Church Security

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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Sex offender found on church property

| November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Kings Mountain man was arrested Sunday for going to church. David Lineberger of 108 Brandonwood Lane was arrested for going to Southminster Presbyterian Church of Hoffman Road in Gastonia on Sunday. The 50-year-old man is a regis-tered sex offender. People placed on the N.C. Sex Offender Registry have restrictions on where they can be. […]

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Man found with rifle, stolen goods on Auburn church grounds

| November 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

A 23-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon after he was found hiding on the grounds of an Auburn church, where he allegedly had stashed an AK-47 rifle and other items stolen from a nearby home. A resident of Bridle Court in Auburn called the Placer County Sheriff's dispatch center shortly after 4 p.m. to report […]

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Churches consider response to concealed carry

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Come Tuesday, when Wisconsin's concealed-carry law takes effect, anyone entering Jackson Park Lutheran Church should leave their weapons at home. Soon, the south side church will be posting a sign that says, in effect: The only thing you ought to be packing in this house of God is your prayer books. Religious institutions, many of […]

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Court considers Georgia ban on guns in church

| October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Atlanta— There's a legal battle brewing in Georgia over whether licensed gun owners should be allowed to carry firearms to churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship after state lawmakers banned them from doing so last year. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta heard arguments Thursday on a lawsuit brought by […]

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Crimes target houses of worship in central Pa.

| September 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Collection plate money, copper downspouts and even church van parts — for some unscrupulous thieves, Franklin County's houses of worship have apparently become a source of easy cash. At least eight area churches have fallen victim to some type of crime in the past month. All but one of those incidents, […]

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Pervert must tell police before going to churches

| September 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

A CONVCITED paedophile must give police a week’s notice if he wants to go to church after he lost an appeal. Police became concerned over the behaviour John Drury, 86, after he started visiting places of worship in the town. They imposed an order he had to give advance notice of visits so families with […]

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Feds warn of small airplane terror threats

| September 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Authorities say there is no specific or credible terrorist threat for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. But they […]

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Church Web sites hacked to push conversion to Islam

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

A computer hacker took control of more than a dozen church Web sites hosted by a Perrysburg designer this week, replacing their regular content with an appeal that Christians convert to Islam. The Rev. Vinnie Dauer of Fallen Timbers Community Church in Waterville said he received a text message from a church member at about […]

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ADL: Homegrown extremists spark hate, violence

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Radicalism, sometimes thought of as a foreign export, is increasingly homegrown in America, as U.S. citizens foment hate, terrorism and bloodshed. Men, typically in their 20s, are joining extremist groups, as radical Internet blogs and online magazines recruit new faces to a variety of alarming causes, said Oren Segal and Marilyn Mayo, co-directors of the […]

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Vicar’s night-time vigil to catch church roof thieves

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

A vicar and parishioners camped out in a church for nearly a week to catch thieves who were stripping tens of thousands of pounds of metal from its roof. The operation ended in a chase with a police helicopter swooping as the alleged culprits tried to flee. A teenager was arrested but another escaped through […]

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Church gets device to fight lead thefts

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

A NEW security system aimed at preventing the theft of lead and other valuable metals from buildings is being trialled by a North-East firm. The Vipa Defender system is being tested at St Paul’s Church, in Spennymoor, County Durham, and St Mary’s Church, in Darlington, before being made available throughout the country. It has been […]

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Asian church leaders warn of possible backlash after bin Laden’s death

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

LAHORE, Pakistan – A retired archbishop said Pakistani Christians could suffer a backlash after the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, but it also might return balance to the nation. In India and Philippines, Catholic leaders also warned of backlash. “We are a soft target as they cannot attack America,” said retired Archbishop Lawrence […]

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Chicago cops keeping eye on religious institutions

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Chicago police say they are keeping an eye on religious institutions as a precaution in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death at the hands of U.S. special forces. The department has not issued a heightened alert, but officers are paying closer attention to mosques and synagogues, particularly in the Rogers Park and West Rogers […]

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Thou shalt not steal and church is making sure

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

A West Auckland church is planning to have people on security patrols during Sunday services after thieves broke into churchgoers' cars over Easter. The thieves smashed their way into two vehicles in the Massey Samoan Congregational Christian Church carpark on Sunday, while churchgoers were inside. The incident happened around 5.30pm during an Easter service. One […]

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