Police: Man, Three Teenage Girls Responsible for Church Burglary, Arson

23-yr-old man, three teen girls charged in connection to church burglary and arson

HECTOR TWP. – State Police say they have caught the individuals responsible for burglarizing and setting fire to the Southern Baptist Church on the Phoenix Run Road in April of this year.

Police say on April 30, someone entered the church, vandalized it, and then set two fires at opposing ends of the church. The fires extinguished themselves before causing damage.

Charged in connection to the incident was 23-year-old Seth Greenwalt, of Millerton, PA, an unidentified 16-year-old female, and two unidentified 17-year-old females.

Police say the one girl was from Ulysses, one from Sunderlinville, and the other from Sabinsville.

Two of the teen girls have been charged with Burglary, Arson, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Conspiracy and Institutional Vandalism. The third girl has been charged with Criminal Trespass, Desecration/Theft or Sale of Venerable Objects and Criminal Conspiracy.

Greenwalt has been charged with Institutional Vandalism, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Conspiracy, Desecration/Theft or Sale of Venerable Ojects and Corruption of Minors.

All three teens were charged and referred to the Juvenile Probation Department.

Greenwalt was arraigned in District Court 55-4-03 an released on $15,000 unsecured bail.


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6 Comments

  1. mike says:

    I hope the judge is not lenient on any of them. It seems crime is becoming a problem since the fracking and wind turbine. People are being force out because of the GREED of the LOCALS looking to make a fast buck on the outsiders. Things are getting out of hand. Watch what happens the 4th July.

  2. Bob says:

    What is the deal with all these teenage girls getting into trouble with older men? wtf!? Where are these kid’s parents?

  3. Doug says:

    From my experiences in Sunderlinville, I would say part of the problem resides there. Literally. In a small house, not too far from the church in question. That sort of evil is not new, not created spontaneously from greed generated by gas or wind turbines…. it is a long term evil that forms and stays in one place over a long period of time, tainting everyone who dares to go near.

  4. A. Stevens says:

    Oh wow, not only is she “addicted to sex”, now she also likes to vandalize churches and then set them on fire… Nobody in my real family is this stupid. We were all taught right from wrong by our parents.

    Perhaps her mother will blame all of these bad decisions on the girls “medical conditions” again and she’ll get away with it, as has happened so many times before… This is also the same mother that taught her children to lie in the court of law.

    These children should be taken away and placed somewhere to be taught valuable life lessons, like respect, discipline, and how to care for their children when the time comes… Lessons these parents have clearly failed at doing.

  5. Russell Micock says:

    Maybe they were raised in Philadelphia?

  6. Don pfaster says:

    Sounds like a case for the x files

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