Oil City Woman Sentenced in Break-In

| February 8, 2019

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City woman was one of two people sentenced Wednesday in connection with a break-in at a Clarion area residence.

On Wednesday, February 6, President Judge James Arner sentenced 22-year-old Raymond Andrew Wittig, of Clarion, to five years probation.

Wittig pleaded guilty to one second-degree felony count of criminal trespass-break into structure as part of a plea deal negotiated in January.

As a result of the plea agreement, charges of burglary, theft by unlawful taking, and criminal mischief were nolle prossed.

He will also be required to perform 50 hours of community service.

President Judge James Arner also sentenced 31-year-old Samantha Korona, of Oil City, to six months of probation, in connection with one second-degree misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief – damage property.

Although court records for Korona are incomplete, it appears that she accepted a plea deal that dismissed or nolle prossed charges of burglary, theft by unlawful taking-movable property, and criminal trespass-breaking into a structure.

She will also be required to perform 25 hours of community service.

The charges stemmed from a break-in that occurred in Clarion in June of 2018.

According to a criminal complaint, on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Trooper Lingle, of the Clarion-based State Police, was dispatched to a call for a burglary at a residence on Robinwood Drive in Clarion.

Upon his arrival, Trooper Lingle made contact with the known female victim who stated that Raymond Wittig and Samantha Korona had entered her residence and removed several items and also damaged the carpet, sofa, and some children’s clothing with some type of scented liquid.

The victim also shared messages on her phone from Wittig relating that he broke into her residence.

The victim walked Trooper Lingle around the residence to verify the damage and the missing items. Trooper Lingle noted damage to a sofa, to the carpeting, and to children’s clothing from a thick scented liquid all over the residence.

Items listed as removed were body wash and some food items.

According to the complaint, surveillance footage of Wittig and Korona shows them entering the residence, Wittig through the back door and Korona through the front door. Both individuals are shown removing items from the residence and loading them into a black sedan.

The complaint also states that Wittig and Korona can be identified by two witnesses at the area of the incident.


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