Repeated Calls to Residence Lead to Stalking, Harassment Charges for OC Man

| May 4, 2021

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Multiple requests for police intervention at a local residence led to stalking and harassment charges for an Oil City man late last week.

Court documents indicate the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 43-year-old Michael Keith Nollner.

According to a criminal complaint, between 9:14 p.m. on April 29, and 7:23 a.m. on April 30, multiple Oil City Police officers, from all shifts, responded to a residence on Plum Street for reports of harassment.

The complaint states the first incident was a report of a civil dispute over personal property that ended with police telling Michael Nollner that he would need to file a small claims civil suit and he needed to cease contact with the victim to avoid escalating to the level of harassment charges being filed.

According to the complaint, the second call was a call from Nollner who pretended to be the victim and reported himself for harassing the victim. He allegedly pretended to be the victim and reported himself for knocking on the victim’s door and “yelling mean things” at her.

The complaint notes that an officer confronted Nollner, telling him that he did not believe he was the victim, and Nollner then “broke character” and admitted to pretending to be the victim filing a report on himself.

Police then received a third call, this time from the victim, who reported that Nollner was harassing her again.

According to the complaint, the victim reported Nollner kept knocking on her door and wouldn’t leave her alone. She then requested information for the PPC Violence Free Network for assistance in obtaining a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order.

The victim reportedly told police she did not want an officer to respond to her home unless Nollner returned.

Police then received a fourth call and the victim reported that Nollner was back outside her door and was kicking it, attempting to gain entry to her residence.

Police responded to the scene and advised Nollner that he would be receiving multiple citations via mail for his actions. They also reportedly told Nollner that if there were any more calls, he would be arrested on misdemeanor charges.

The complaint states police then received a fifth and final call.

According to the complaint, the victim called to report Nollner was back at her door, kicking it and yelling, and then began screaming at her window.

Police returned to the scene and Nollner was taken into custody.

The complaint notes when approached at the scene and asked if he was screaming at the victim’s window, Nollner allegedly hung his head and admitted that he was.

Nollner was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish at 10:30 a.m. on April 30, on the following charges:

– Stalking – Repeatedly Communicate to Cause Fear, Misdemeanor 1
– Harassment – Communicate Repeatedly in Another Manner, Misdemeanor 3
– Disorderly Conduct Engage in Fighting, Misdemeanor 3

Unable to post $5,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on May 5, with Judge Fish presiding.

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