Sunday, March 31, 2013

Vandals target Steubenville church; extensive damage

Members at a Steubenville church are cleaning up a mess after the church was broken into and vandalized Saturday night, prompting officials to cancel Sunday's Easter service.


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Purses Stolen From Church in Virginia

Centreville Patch - Crime Blotter: Vandal Scrawls Graffiti on Centreville Home, Purses Stolen From Church


Virgin Mary statue vandalized, $20,000 in estimated repairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - The deacon at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pensacola said someone destroyed its statue of the Virgin Mary and made off with the statue's head. 


Mill Valley Police Log: Church sanctuary vandalized

Vandalism: Sycamore Avenue. Someone broke into the Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church and vandalized the sanctuary, but took nothing.


Cobourg church vandalized

COBOURG -- Police are investigating after St. Michael's Church in Cobourg was damaged over the weekend.

Police say a statue fell to the ground after being ripped off the east wall of the rectory, but otherwise was not damaged. Police added the statue was too heavy to be carried away.


Lexington church targeted by vandals yet again

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A church that has been vandalized multiple times has once again been struck, said the church's pastor.

Folks at Trinity Baptist Church are frustrated. Once again, their buses have been vandalized. Now, Lexington Police are helping them investigate.


Bozeman church vandalized

BOZEMAN - Bozeman police are investigating case of vandalism at the Kirkwood Baptist Church where an extensive amount of graffiti was discovered inside the church on Saturday.


Woman arrested for knocking head off St. Michael statue at church

LADY LAKE — A homeless woman was arrested this week after police suspect she knocked the head off of a St. Michael statue in the chapel of St. Timothy Catholic Church.

Police nabbed Elizabeth Travis, 53, after a church employee on Tuesday chased her from the chapel.


Thief arrested while inside church

FOREST CITY, NC (FOX Carolina) - Deputies said they found the suspect still inside a Forest City church while responding to a breaking and entering call.


Arson blamed in fire that destroyed B.C. Catholic church

British Columbia (CBC News) Police said Wednesday they believe two suspicious fires that ruined a van and damaged a church in Castlegar this week were deliberately set.


Man charged with felonies in church vandalism

HARTFORD, Wis. —A Baptist church reverend said nearly $100,000 in damage was done to his church in Hartford last weekend.

"It had the grid work in the windows, you know, and the grid work was all smashed out. The screens were laying in the front yard. He had smashed them out so badly," First Baptist Church Rev. Michael Gordon said.

Church vandal may be suspect in break-ins

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) -- Police are investigating whether a man suspected of breaking into St. John the Baptist Church earlier this month may be connected to two more church break-ins.


Baptist Church Needing Volunteers to Finish Vandalized House

Bowling Green, Ky (WBKO) A house that collects revenue for New Bethel Baptist Church in Bowling Green was vandalized about five months ago, making it unlivable. Shortly after, the air conditioning unit at the church caved the ceiling in.


Vandals Strike At Shreveport Church

Shreveport, LA (KTBS) -
Pastor Stacy Holden was surprised to hear the site of his new church, Lighthouse Holiness Tabernacle, was vandalized two times in as many weeks.

"In my wildest imaginations I wouldn't think that somebody would not even have respect for the house of God," Holden said. "You would think that people would have more of a conscience than that. Evidently,  they don't."


Church vandals caught on tape in Pulaski County

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A house of worship became the target of vandals. And Wednesday the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office released surveillance video, hoping it will help make some arrests.


KCMO church burglarized 10 times in two years, hit again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bullet riddled glass, stolen musical instruments and busted pipes are just some of the damage a Kansas City, Missouri congregation said its church building has sustained over the last two years.


Church building vandalized, burglarized

The Lighthouse Holiness Tabernacle church building in West Shreveport fell victim to vandals Wednesday morning, just a week after the building was burglarized.

According to Lighthouse Holiness Tabernacle Pastor Stacey Holden, bricks were thrown through the church building windows.


Copper thieves create vandalism epidemic at Lower Richland churches

— Nine Lower Richland churches have been vandalized since Jan. 1 by thieves who are stealing copper and aluminum from air conditioning units that in all will cost more than $100,000 to replace.


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Church is vandalized three times in two weeks

Fort Myers, Fla.,- A mysterious symbol is sprayed onto church property three times in just two weeks. It's a symbol the people at the United Methodist Church are concerned about. They want to know what it means and why their church is the target.