$5,000 reward for info on chapel arson

Full story: Evening Sun

Federal investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction for the arson fire that destroyed the Civil War Chapel in Gettysburg last week.
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Sean Hannitty

Lebanon, PA

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Dec 8, 2010
 
I blame Obama for this...
Scooter

Shippensburg, PA

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Dec 8, 2010
 

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whomever

Philadelphia, PA

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Dec 9, 2010
 
I see the loony toons are at it already. Anyway, I simply hope they catch the losers who're responsible for this hate crime that has wimp written all over it.
Charges

Hanover, PA

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Dec 9, 2010
 
defacing a national monument, felony arson, tresspassing, breaking and entering, did I miss one?

Since: Dec 10

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#7
Dec 9, 2010
 
I'm not sure this church constituted as a national monument, however, I'm on board with the rest of them.
can hunter

York, PA

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#8
Dec 9, 2010
 
suzy heard they were putting a casino there! She did it
PatriotPatty

Gettysburg, PA

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Dec 9, 2010
 
Charges wrote:
defacing a national monument, felony arson, tresspassing, breaking and entering, did I miss one?
It was 4 years old; hardly a national monument. It was an illegal building which was - as proven by the morons who started the fire - a potential deathtrap and a hazard to the neighboring buildings. Was the fire a good thing - of course not. It was a criminal act and the perpetrators must be punished. But again - it was not a national monument.
Joe

Philadelphia, PA

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Dec 9, 2010
 
I completely agree with you Patty. This was not an historic Civil War Chapel, it was a building that did not meet code. No question arson is a criminal act that puts lives in danger, however, I have to wonder if the vinyl roof was still on there(as allowed by code), would the fire have done as much damage and risked as many lives? This illegal church (which was probably not paying property tax) has now cost the rest of us Gettysburg residents money for police and fire services. What about the buildings around it? How many people are now out of work from the coffee shop? This would be easier to take if it was a legitmate buidling. The owner of this church needs to be held financially responsible for the costs of the damage to the surrounding buildings. I'm sure they had insurance, but guess whose insurance premiums will increase because of the church's overall negligence.
Joe

Philadelphia, PA

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#11
Dec 9, 2010
 
My previous post shows I am from Philadelphia, I am a Gettysburg resident, no where on this posting form does it ask where I'm from.
local guy

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Dec 9, 2010
 
I tired of hearing about this chapel, yes it was a horrible thing that happened. The news doesnt follow up on the families left homeless, The home owner next door or the business owner on the other side. You should be reporting on everyone involved and not just the chapel. A lot of people were affected in this whole thing......
Colorado Chick

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Dec 9, 2010
 
local guy wrote:
I tired of hearing about this chapel, yes it was a horrible thing that happened. The news doesnt follow up on the families left homeless, The home owner next door or the business owner on the other side. You should be reporting on everyone involved and not just the chapel. A lot of people were affected in this whole thing......
Yes, I also agree the victims should also have their side of the story to tell. These varmints will be caught sooner or later. Human nature will surface and the blabbing will be out. Humans like to speak of their accomplishments, good or bad. We can't help it, it just happens.
kathy

Carlisle, PA

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Dec 9, 2010
 
local guy wrote:
I tired of hearing about this chapel, yes it was a horrible thing that happened. The news doesnt follow up on the families left homeless, The home owner next door or the business owner on the other side. You should be reporting on everyone involved and not just the chapel. A lot of people were affected in this whole thing......
I agree with you 100% isnt anyone concerned with the other people involved??
Mdee

Mechanicsburg, PA

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Dec 10, 2010
 
Charges wrote:
defacing a national monument, felony arson, tresspassing, breaking and entering, did I miss one?
OMG a National Monument???? It was a tent up until this spring, and has only been there a few years at best. LOL
Mdee

Mechanicsburg, PA

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Dec 10, 2010
 
PatriotPatty wrote:
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It was 4 years old; hardly a national monument. It was an illegal building which was - as proven by the morons who started the fire - a potential deathtrap and a hazard to the neighboring buildings. Was the fire a good thing - of course not. It was a criminal act and the perpetrators must be punished. But again - it was not a national monument.
WELL SAID!!!!!!!!!!

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