Posts Tagged ‘arson’

Church arsonist jailed for parole breach Comments 0

Monday, September 16th, 2019

A former Christchurch man jailed in 2016 for arson that caused $2.3 million damage to a church there has admitted breaching parole in Gisborne. Cheyenne Destiny Jade Reed, 38 burned down St Margaret’s Presbyterian Church in Farrington Ave, Bishopdale, during May 2016. Read more Related Posts:Church members jailed after singing Amazing GraceSpitting on priest earns Read more

Arsonist’s mother: ‘Utter sorrow’ after son burned down churches Comments 0

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Jacob Lowenstein was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison after he burned down two Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints buildings. His mother Kath Payne, said her son had a “strong mind  “He’s not a mindless church-burning thug. He had a really good sized bout of depression and he made some really stupid choices in Read more

Church arsons were ‘a statement against religion’ Comments 0

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Jacob Lowenstein’s arsons of two churches was “a determined attempt to make a statement against religion”, said the judge who jailed the 28-year-old for six years nine months. Judge Saunders said Lowenstein saw his actions as a way of getting back at his father for his strict religious upbringing. He had tried to reach out Read more

Accelerant used in blaze that destroyed Mt Eden church hall Comments 0

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

A liquid accelerant was mostly likely used to start a fire that damaged a historic Mt Eden church hall beyond repair, an investigation has concluded. A report by Fire and Emergency NZ, released to the Herald on Sunday under the Official Information Act, has classified the fire as “incendiary”. “The cause of this fire is Read more

Fourth fire in five years damages school in New Caledonia Comments 0

Monday, March 5th, 2018

A fire has destroyed two buildings at Père Guéneau Vocational High School at Bourail in New Caledonia just one week after the beginning of the school year. It is the fourth fire at the Catholic school in the past five years. The police are investigating the cause of the fire – arson is suspected. One Read more

Arrests made after Sacred Heart Girls’ College fire Comments 0

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Two 19-year-old women have been arrested following the fire that tore through Sacred Heart Girls’ College in Hamilton on Friday night. The pair will appear in Hamilton District Court on Wednesday charged with arson. Fireworks were found at the scene of the fire on Saturday. Continue reading Read about the fire Related Posts:Abusive “safe” home’s Read more

Church arson case dismissed Comments 0

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Judge Max Courtney has ruled there was insufficient evidence to prove Donna Joy Esma Mischeski was involved in a fire which destroyed St Philomena’s Church in New Plymouth on January 6, 2014. He also ruled there was not enough evidence to suggest the fire had been started deliberately in the first place. After the ruling, Read more

Orthodox rabbis in Israel fundraise for vandalised church Comments 0

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Orthodox rabbis and the speaker of Israel’s parliament have raised thousands of dollars to help repair a famous Christian Church torched by Jewish vandals. The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes near the Sea of Galilee was set alight on June 18 and anti-Christian graffiti was daubed on its walls. A crowd-funding Read more

Arson at Sea of Galilee loaves and fishes church Comments 0

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

A church at the site where Jesus is believed to have fed 5000 people with five loaves and two fish has been badly damaged by fire. Fires were lit on June 17 in the monastery section of the Church of the Multiplication, in Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee. Israeli police said it was arson. Read more

Melbourne churches with dark pasts targeted by arsonist Comments 1

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Police in Melbourne are investigating suspected arsons at three churches with historic links to abusive priests. Fire destroyed the 123-year-old St James Church in Brighton in late March. And fires at St Mary’s Church in Dandenong caused A$250,000 worth of damage. A separate blaze started near a door at St Mary’s in St Kilda East Read more