The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

November 22, 2013

Trio charged with other break-ins

By Melissa Klaric
Herald Staff Writer

GREENVILLE — Trevor W. Bromley, 28, and Kayla M. Davis, 25, both of 44 1/2 Clarksville St., Greenville, and Daniel J. Griggs, 20, of Hartstown, on Nov. 12 had a slew of burglary-related charges piled onto an already-long list in a string of church burglaries.

The trio were caught during an Oct. 30 burglary at Clarks Mills United Methodist Church in Perry Township, when a neighbor saw someone with a flashlight inside the church, police said.

After a series of interviews with the trio, police pieced together that on Oct. 20 they broke into Harvest Baptist Church, 516 E. Jamestown Road, Greenville, then Davis drove the two men to Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 805 Vernon Road, Greenville, to wreak havoc there, police said.

In the same interview in which Griggs told police the three committed the burglaries to feed their heroin addiction, he said they got into Harvest Baptist Church through an unlocked back door, police said.

After making off with $90 cash and musical instruments, police said Davis dropped off the others at Crossroads Christian Fellowship, where the two pried open inside doors and cabinets then made off with two $100 gift cards and a camera, police said.

The two men were charged with institutional vandalism in a place of worship for damaging property inside the church with a crowbar Griggs carried in a backpack, police said.

According to the criminal complaint, Davis also told police they stole a guitar, computer monitor and flatscreen TVs from Jerusalem Christian Church, Otter Creek Township.

Based on information received during interviews with the accused, police got a search warrant for Davis’ and Bromley’s residence and found this allegedly stolen merchandise: a megaphone, safe, stereo and two speakers, a red guitar in a black case, and a tan mandolin in a black case.

Bromley said Griggs traded in the flatscreen TVs for dope in Sharon or Farrell, police said.

Davis, Bromley and Griggs were all charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property in the Harvest Baptist Church burglary.

In the Crossroads Christian Fellowship break-in, Davis was charged with conspiracy for acting as driver, police said.

Bromley and Griggs were charged with burglary, conspiracy, theft, and institutional vandalism in a place of worship in the Crossroads church burglary.

Davis, Bromley and Griggs are also co-defendants for implicating each other in the Oct. 30 break-in at the Clarks Mills church.