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Woman reportedly shouts anti-Semitic comments at CT Jewish Community Center

This week, a woman was forcibly taken into custody after she allegedly shouted anti-Semitic slurs at the Jewish Community Center and then failed to stop several times as police tried to detain her.

Beth Rosenberg, 42, of West Hartford, was taken into custody and held on a $50,000 bond, according to West Hartford police.

She faces three charges of engaging police in pursuit and obstructing police/resisting, two charges of second-degree reckless endangerment, failure to drive in proper lane and reckless driving and a single charge of third-degree intimidation based on bias or bigotry, second-degree violation of conditions of release, second-degree breach of the peace and first-degree criminal trespass, police said.

Officers were called to the Jewish Community Center, located at 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, at 2:30 p.m. on a report of a woman yelling “anti-Semitic/racist slurs” in the parking lot and building, West Hartford. Captain Daniel Moffo said in a statement.

The woman, later identified as Rosenberg, was seen driving near the New England Jewish Academy, at 300 Bloomfield Ave., and did not stop when officers signaled her, Moffo said. She was found in her vehicle two more times and each time failed to stop when an officer instructed her to do so, police said.

Officers found Rosenberg again in her vehicle in the parking lot of the West Hartford United Methodist Church, located at 1358 New Britain Ave, just before 5:15 p.m.

Moffo said Rosenberg had to be forcibly removed from her vehicle and taken into custody.

According to Moffo, no one was injured in the incident.

Moffo said Rosenberg was later taken to an area hospital for evaluation. Police discovered that she had previously received a warning not to enter the Jewish Community Center in connection with a previous arrest.

Rosenberg was expected to be arraigned Friday in Superior Court in Hartford.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact West Hartford police at 860-523-5203. Information can be left anonymously on the department’s tip line at 860-570-8969 or by emailing [email protected].