Oil City Burglary Suspect Arrested After Leaving Wallet at Crime Scene

| December 4, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A Venango County man facing burglary charges is behind bars after he reportedly left his wallet at the scene of the crime.

Court documents indicate the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 31-year-old Rashon Emanuel Wade, of Oil City.

According to a criminal complaint, Oil City Police were contacted by a known victim on November 13 regarding a window being broken. Officer Anderson traveled to the victim’s Wilson Avenue residence to speak to the victim.

According to the complaint, the victim advised that she had noticed her son’s bedroom window had been smashed and there was a dry bloodstain on the curtain. The victim went on to state she believed Rashon Emanuel Wade to be the individual who smashed the window, and stated she had received mail from the social security office for Wade and had contacted him to tell him he had mail there before the incident.

The victim told police that on November 6, Wade entered her house and took her children’s iPad from the residence. The victim then received messages from a known woman, who Wade was staying with, saying that Wade had brought an iPad home and was trying to have her unlock it.

According to the complaint, the victim contacted Officer Anderson again a short time after he left the residence to say that while she was cleaning up the glass inside the house, she discovered a wallet that belonged to Wade.

The wallet was then retrieved by Oil City Police and was found to have Wade’s Pennsylvania identification card, a debit card, and an Access card, according to the complaint.

The complaint notes that on November 26, Wade contacted the Oil City Police Department to attempt to retrieve his wallet. He allegedly stated he left his wallet at the victim’s house and needed it back.

Wade was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey at 1:30 p.m. on November 27, on the following charges:

– Burglary – Overnight Accommodation, No Person Present, Felony 1
– Criminal Trespass-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 1
– Criminal Mischief – Damage Property, Summary

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4.

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