Man Charged With Stealing Vehicle in Oil City Waives Hearing

| October 16, 2020

GavelOIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A man who allegedly stole a vehicle, along with $500.00 cash, in Oil City waived his hearing in court on Wednesday.

Court documents indicate the following charges against 45-year-old Jason E. Hazlett, of Erie, were waived for court on October 14:

– Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Felony 3
– Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 1
– Tamper With/Fabricate Physical Evidence, Misdemeanor 2

The charges have been transferred to the Venango County Court of common Pleas.

Hazlett is currently free on $25,000.00 unsecured bail.

The charges stem from an investigation into a report of a theft in late September.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, around 2:30 p.m. on September 25, Oil City Police received a report of a stolen motor vehicle described as a red 2013 Buick Verano that was stolen from an area on East Fourth Street in Oil City.

The complaint notes the caller reported the vehicle was parked on East Fourth Street when it was stolen around 11:00 a.m.

A known witness, who was in possession of the vehicle at the time it was stolen, reported that Jason E. Hazlett stole the vehicle, along with $500.00 in cash, while the witness went to take a shower, according to the complaint.

Oil City Police were able to get a location of the vehicle pinged in the area of Boardman, Ohio, around 3:00 p.m. on September 25, the complaint states.

Both the registered vehicle owner and the witness reported they did not give Hazlett permission to take the vehicle, the complaint notes.

Hazlett was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish at 11:15 a.m. on October 5.

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