Oil City Teen Facing Burglary Charges Waives Hearing

| March 30, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City teen facing burglary and related charges stemming from the sale of a stolen handgun waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

According to court documents, criminal charges against Ryan Andrew Snyder, 19, of Oil City, have been transferred to Venango County Court of Common Pleas.

He is facing the following charges:

– Burglary – Overnight Accommodations; Person Present, Felony 1
– Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Felony 2
– Penalties – Sales to Ineligible Transferee, Felony 3

Snyder remains lodged in the Venango County Jail on $15,000.00 cash bail.

Case details:

According to court documents, the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against Ryan Snyder following an investigation last month.

On February 21, Oil City Police Officers, along with agents from the PA Board of Probation and Parole executed a search warrant at a residence on East Second Street in the City of Oil City. Officers recovered a Hi-Point 9mm handgun, according to a criminal complaint.

On February 23, a confirmation was received from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives that the handgun was registered to a known Oil City woman who indicated that it was missing.

The complaint stated that on March 15, Officer Ruditis and Chief Robert Wenner, of the Oil City Police Department, discovered that Snyder had sold the gun to a known man who – once the known man discovered it was stolen – returned it to Snyder. Snyder then allegedly sold it to another individual.

Officers traveled to multiple residences in an attempt to make contact with Snyder to take him into custody based on the felony charges – as well as multiple outstanding summary warrants for his arrest.

Officers subsequently took Snyder into custody, transported him to the Oil City Police Department, and then took him to the Venango County Jail on a detainer issued by agents from the Pa. Board of Probation and Parole, according to the complaint.


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