Tag: FBI

FBI says Page acted alone in Sikh temple shootings

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Wade Michael Page acted alone when he fatally shot six worshippers and injured four others in his rampage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek on Aug. 5, the FBI said Tuesday. In its statement, the FBI said it found no evidence to suggest the attack was "directed or facilitated by any white […]

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Statement on Shooting Incident at Sikh Temple

| August 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

FBI Milwaukee Special Agent in Charge Teresa Carlson issued the following statement: “The FBI is working closely with the Oak Creek Police Department and other local and federal agencies to investigate today’s shooting incident. This remains an active investigation in its early stages. While the FBI is investigating whether this matter might be an act […]

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FBI Announces $20,000 Reward for Information Regarding Osage Baptist Church IED Incident

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

LITTLE ROCK—Randall C. Coleman, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the state of Arkansas, announced today that the FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible for the following incident: As the Carroll County community is aware, on […]

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FBI investigates church theft

| June 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

The FBI continues to investigate a case in which computer hackers broke into a St. Clair church’s bank account, removing a “substantial amount” of money. Ron Loch, the supervisory senior resident agent with the Macomb County Resident Agency for the FBI, said the bureau is completing a forensic investigation into the hard drive of the […]

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Bomb at church near Harrison brings FBI into investigation

| April 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

HARRISON, Ark. — Federal investigators are trying to find out who placed a bomb outside a church on Easter. It was discovered outside the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) Church on Valley View Church Road, south of Harrison. “I just can’t imagine somebody doing that,” said Don Dunn. Dunn watched the whole thing […]

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FBI: Race a factor in church vandalism

| February 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

LAFAYETTE — A 34-year-old Lafayette man was indicted in federal court this week for allegedly defacing two local churches in February 2011 because of the race, color and ethnicity of their congregations. Brian Toriano Crimiel, who is black, was arrested last year for allegedly spray-painting racial slurs and leaving hate-filled notes strewn about St. James […]

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FBI joins investigation into church vandalism

| January 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)- It's still unclear if a recent rash of attacks on churches in West Knox County are something more than vandalism. But clean-up of the unwanted messes continues. The FBI confirms it's looking into the cases. Investigators tell us a total of four buildings- three churches and an abandoned church have had […]

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Hate crime numbers steady, nearly half motivated by racial bias, FBI reports

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (CNN) – As New York authorities investigate what appears to be the nation's latest hate crime, the FBI's annual hate crime report, released Monday, shows no significant change in the level of crimes motivated by bias. The FBI reports the number of U.S. hate crimes – offenses as a result of bias toward race, […]

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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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Members of Sheriff’s Department, FBI and ATF continue investigating St. John Vianney Church fire

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

HACIENDA HEIGHTS – A team of investigators 50 strong continued examining evidence Wednesday as part of the ongoing investigation into Saturday's blaze at St. John Vianney Church. The fire, which broke out shortly after midnight and caused about $8 million in damage to the church sanctuary, was declared an act of arson earlier this week. […]

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Synagogue says threat prompts FBI probe

| January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

FARGO – The FBI is investigating the threatening voice mail left at Fargo’s synagogue. A caller from a Florida-based area code left the phone message at Temple Beth El last week, promising a “special package” and mentioning jihad, according to Fargo police. Bev Jacobson, president of Temple Beth El, said synagogue officials told the Jewish […]

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FBI still examining reported kidnapping of pastor

| October 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

FBI officials Tuesday announced that the investigation continues into the reported abduction of a Guymon, Okla., pastor, who was kidnapped while in Mexico last week. Refugio Villa, 45, the pastor at the First Hispanic Baptist Church in Guymon, showed up at a border checkpoint in New Mexico on Friday night, a little more than a […]

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Springfield police, FBI investigating act of vandalism at Macedonia Church of God in Christ

| October 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

SPRINGFIELD – Springfield police and federal authorities are looking closely at what was termed “a minor act of vandalism” discovered Monday morning at the Macedonia Church of God in Christ, the same predominantly black church that was destroyed by arson hours after the 2008 election of President Obama. Sgt. John M. Delaney, aide to Police […]

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FBI investigates reported kidnapping of pastor

| October 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

A Guymon, Okla., pastor, who was believed to have been kidnapped in Mexico earlier this week, was found unharmed at a border checkpoint. Clay Simmonds, an FBI special agent and spokesman, said officials found Refugio Villa, 45, Friday at the Columbus border crossing re-entry point in New Mexico. "He is back in the United States," […]

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FBI warning local churches

| July 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

Letters mention ‘suspicious activity,’ people asking questions about buildings Most churches in Oakland County have recently received a letter from the FBI warning of suspicious activity, of people asking questions about church buildings. Brett Leatherman, special agent with the FBI, said the letter was sent out after several churches in the county reported suspicious people […]

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