Oil City Woman Faces Felony Charges for Burglary on High Street

| November 6, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City woman is facing felony burglary and related charges after allegedly stealing items from a High Street residence in October.

Court documents indicate the Oil City Police Department filed the following criminal charges against 23-year-old Keela Marie Baker, of Oil City:

  • Conspiracy – Burglary – Overnight Accommodations; Person Present, Felony 1
  • Conspiracy – Criminal Trespass-Enter Structure, Felony 3
  • Conspiracy – Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 1
  • Conspiracy – Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 1

According to a criminal complaint, on Wednesday, October 31, Patrolman Rosenberger, of the Oil City Police Department, spoke to a known individual who reported a theft that had occurred at a residence on High Street around 4:00 p.m. on October 19. The individual gave Patrolman Rosenberger a DVD that contained video evidence of the theft.

In the video footage, Patrolman Rosenberger observed Keela Baker and a known man removing items including, but not limited to, a sound bar and Sony subwoofer from the porch area of the residence and placing them inside a white-colored truck. Baker and the known man then got into the vehicle and left the residence, according to the complaint.

The complaint notes that on Saturday, October 20, Baker and the known man returned to the victim’s residence after the known man had spoken to the victim about repairing the video surveillance. Once inside the residence, the known man distracted the victim while Baker was loading items into a tote bag. While the victim was downstairs, the known man attempted to destroy the data contained on the hard drive of the video system to destroy the video evidence of the theft from the previous day.

Based on the investigation, Baker was arraigned at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, November 5, in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office.

Unable to post $15,000.00 monetary bail, she was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, with Judge Fish presiding.

There is no record of any charges filed against the known man involved in the theft as of Tuesday, November 6.

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