Hearing Set for Wednesday for Rouseville Woman Accused of Breaking into Oil City Residence

| January 19, 2020

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Rouseville woman is facing a hearing on Wednesday on charges related to an alleged break-in at a residence in Oil City.

Court documents indicate 37-year-old Peggy Marie Bradybaugh is scheduled to stand for a hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, on the following charges:

– Criminal Trespass-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Criminal Mischief – Damage Property, Misdemeanor 2
– Loitering And Prowling At Night Time, Misdemeanor 3

She is currently free on $15,000.00 monetary bail.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Oil City in mid-December 2019.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 7:00 a.m. on December 17, Sr. Patrolman Culp was dispatched to a residence on Crawford Street for a report of criminal trespass.

The victims reported that while they were sleeping, they were awakened by someone at their front door. The female victim then went to the door to see who it was and found a woman standing outside. The victim then told the woman she had the wrong house and attempted to close the door, the complaint states.

The victim reported that the unknown woman then attempted to force her way into the house, but the victims were able to push her back and close the door. The victims said they attempted to go back to bed but were disturbed by the sound of breaking glass and then the sound of someone running inside the residence. The victims then encountered the same woman and pinned her to the ground. They told police they talked to the woman about being inside their house, and she stated “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I thought this was my sister’s house,” before fleeing the scene on foot out the front door, according to the complaint.

Patrolman Culp then responded to Bissell Avenue where he observed a woman with her right hand wrapped tightly in cloth. The complaint notes the woman was startled by Patrolman Culp’s approach and slipped and fell on a wet grassy slope. Patrolman Culp then stopped his patrol vehicle to speak to the woman, the complaint indicates.

The woman allegedly started by stating “I’m okay, there was no need to stop,” but was visibly upset, short of breath, and had difficulties speaking, according to the complaint.

Patrolman Culp then asked to speak to the woman for a moment and exited the vehicle. The woman then stated she had been at her sister’s house, on Crawford Street, and was upset because she just learned something distressing about her husband and had been arguing with him.

The complaint notes the officer then pointed out that her hand was bleeding, which she seemed to be attempting to conceal. The woman allegedly stated that after walking away from the argument with her husband, she stopped and punched a telephone pole four times.

According to the complaint, when asked her name, she provided the name “Peggy Myers,” but was later identified as Peggy Marie Bradybaugh.

She was transported to the Oil City Police Department for medical evaluation and initial treatment before being sent to UPMC Northwest via ambulance for lacerations to several of the fingers on her right hand.

Patrolman Culp spoke to Bradybaugh again while she was being medically treated.

According to the complaint, she continued to claim that the injuries had been caused by punching a phone pole and said the physician had removed and discarded splinters from her hand.

The complaint notes that Patrolman Culp then spoke to the physician who stated the injuries suffered were not consistent with the punching of a phone pole, and noted they did not remove any splinters as part of the treatment.

Bradybaugh was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish at 10:45 a.m. on December 17.

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