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Pasadena church’s air conditioner stolen twice since June

| September 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Pasadena church has once again become the victim of theft earlier this week. The Faith Baptist Church, located in the 2600 block of Lafferty Rd., was targeted for their air conditioning unit. Pasadena Police Department Public Information Officer Vance Mitchell said the church had their air conditioner stolen this past June and had to […]

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Texas Man Set To Plead Friday In Church Fire Arson

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

MIDLAND (September 2, 2011)–A man prosecutors say torched a predominantly black church in West Texas is scheduled to enter a plea in federal court in Midland on Friday. A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in Midland says Steven Cantrell is a member of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. Click here to find […]

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New Telephone Scam Targets Big Country Churches

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

ABILENE, Texas — KTXS has done stories on past scams in an attempt to warn you how to protect yourself, but it seems bad guys are aware people are on to their tricks and are changing their ways. Now thieves are going after churches in an attempt to exploit their charity. Abilene Police Detective John […]

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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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Officials name suspect in Houston-area church thefts

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

A woman who investigators believe was seen on a church's security video rummaging through another woman's belongings may be linked to several thefts at Houston area houses of worship, authorities said Monday. The video shows a woman identified by Harris County sheriff's deputies as Cynthia Gonzalez, 43, as she is rifling through someone else's purse […]

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Pastor finds reported burglar in Beaumont church

| May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Beaumont man is in jail after being accused of breaking into a church on Highway 69 Tuesday evening. Dustin Wayne Harrington, 25, is in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility for burglary of a building and has a $20,000 bond, according to a jail employee. The pastor of a church in the 3600 block of […]

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Seguin seeks end to string of church burglaries

| October 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

SEGUIN — A thief has targeted three churches in Seguin, and now the congregation leaders are stepping up security. The suspect seems to seek cameras, laptop computers and cash. Pastors said most churches do not keep cash on hand, even from Sunday to Monday. In some cases, the burglar apparently gets away with nothing, but […]

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Texas DPS warns of alarm company scams

| July 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texas residents to make sure that any alarm salesperson, company or alarm installer that they hire is licensed by the Private Security Bureau.   The Private Security Bureau has initiated investigations in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin following reports that numerous unlicensed salespersons, installers and companies […]

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