Police in Mercer County say three people were arrested late last week in connection with an early morning burglary at a church in Clarks Mills.
Investigators say two of the suspects have also admitted to as many as three other burglaries.
The latest incident, reportedly spotted by a neighbor at about 1:00 AM last Wednesday, brings to at least fourteen the number of church burglaries reported since late September in Mercer, Venango and Crawford Counties. Two Oil City men were arrested on September 30, were charged with a burglary at a church on Raymilton Road in Frenchcreek Township in Venango County, and were reportedly targeted as suspects in several other church break-ins.
On Friday, 27 year-old Trevor Bromley and 25 year-old Kayla Davis, both from Greenville, and 20 year-old Daniel Griggs, from Hartstown, were charged with burglary, trespassing, theft and criminal mischief in the Wednesday break-in in Clarks Mills. Police say the three entered a Hadley Road church through a back door, and stole $100 in U.S. cash, as well as British and Ugandan currency, two computers, a GPS unit, a camera and batteries.
The suspects were lodged in lieu of bond in the Mercer County Jail, and will face hearings on Thursday.