Oil City Police Calls: Fraud, Harassment, Overdose

| October 11, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The Oil City Police Department responded to the following calls:

Fraud on Alcorn Avenue

The Oil City Police Department is investigating a case of fraud that occurred on Wednesday, October 3, when a known victim’s social security check went to the payee and the payee failed to turn over the money for bills.

Police say the suspect/payee did not show at the bank to transfer the money to the victim and is now not responding to phone calls. The victim has since stopped the payee from getting the funds, and the social security fraud unit has been notified.

This is an ongoing investigation.


Oil City Police are investigating an incident that occurred between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, when a known patron of the YMCA was waiting to get in the building.

A female staff member opened the building and the patron allegedly shoved the staff member from behind for no apparent reason.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Oil City Police at 814-678-3080.

Overdose on Allegheny Avenue

Around 8:31 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10, Oil City Police officers and paramedics were dispatched to a residence on Allegheny Avenue for a report of a male who had stopped breathing and overdosed. CPR was being administered.

Officers and paramedics continued CPR upon their arrival, and the male was given Narcan. He regained consciousness and was taken to UPMC Northwest.

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