Women Breaks Into Central Village Church, Pulls Knife on Pastor

This article was published on: 10/17/19 11:52 AM by Mike Minarsky

On October 16, 2019 at approximately 8:52 P.M., the Plainfield Police Department received a call from the Pastor of the Central Assembly of God located on Putnam Road in the Wauregan section of Plainfield. The Pastor reported that he had located a female inside the building after hours. The Pastor reported that he had asked her how she came to be in the building and she reportedly explained that she had broken in. While speaking to the female she pulled a large knife from her belt at which time the Pastor backed away and called the Police.

After an initial check of the building it appeared the woman had exited the building back through her point of entry. A Connecticut State Police K-9 was requested to the scene to attempt a track for the suspect. Prior to attempting a track the Trooper and his K-9 partner, along with a Plainfield Officer conducted a secondary search of the building to include the locked rooms in the building. At which time 45 year old Jennifer McCroby was located in a room on the back side of the building where she was laying on the floor underneath a plastic tarp wrapped in a shower curtain. McCroby was asked where the knife was reportedly had on her, which she explained she had, she was ordered to put it on the ground and show her hands which she complied.

McCroby was taken into custody and transported back to the Plainfield Police Department. McCroby was charged with Burglary First Degree, Criminal Trespass 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree, Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree, Threatening 2nd Degree, Carrying a Dangerous Weapon, and Possession of less than a ½ oz of Marijuana. McCroby who reported being homeless was unable to secure her bond and will be presented at the Danielson Superior Court this morning October 17, 2019.

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