Oil City Woman Facing Charges After Giving False Name to Police

| January 17, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Charges have been filed against an Oil City woman who allegedly gave a false name to police who were attempting to serve an active arrest warrant.

Court documents indicate that the Oil City Police Department have filed criminal charges against 44-year-old Lorrie Sue Chmura of Oil City.

According to a criminal complaint, on Saturday, January 12, Officer Anderson and other officers of the Oil City Police Department traveled to a residence along North Street to serve an active arrest warrant on Lorrie Chmura for a parole violation.

According to the complaint, upon their arrival, the officers spoke to a known male at the residence who stated that Chmura was inside and he would advise her to come out. A female then exited the home and said that Lorrie Chmura had already left the residence.

The complaint notes that the woman who exited the residence stated that her name was Carrie Chmura.

According to the complaint, through a brief investigation, the officers were able to identify the woman as Lorrie Chmura.

Based on the investigation, Chmura was arraigned at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 14, in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office on the following charges:

  • Hinder Apprehension/Prosecution-False Information To LEO, Misdemeanor 2
  • Obstruct Administration of Law/Other Government Function, Misdemeanor 2
  • False Identification To Law Enforcement Officer, Misdemeanor 3

Unable to post $10,000.00 monetary bail, she was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, with Judge Fish presiding.


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