Sentencing for Seneca Man Allegedly Caught on Security Camera Stealing from Shed in Cranberry Township Set for Tomorrow

| November 20, 2023

court #1 - Gavin VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Seneca man charged with burglary for reportedly breaking into a shed in Cranberry Township in September is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday morning.

(Photo by Gavin Fish)

According to court documents, sentencing for 41-year-old Kristofer Lee Bloom, of Seneca, is set for Tuesday, November 21, at 9:00 a.m. in front of President Judge Marie T. Veon on the following charges:

– Theft By Unlawful Taking – Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2
– Defiant Trespass Actual Communication To Actor, Misdemeanor 3

According to court documents, Bloom pleaded guilty to the above charges during plea court on September 29, 2023.

As a result of the negotiated guilty plea, the following charge was dismissed:

Burglary – Not Adapted for OvernightAccommodation, No Person Present, Felony 2

According to court documents, Bloom is currently lodged in the Venango County Prison on $25,000.00 monetary bail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, a known victim received a notification on his phone that someone was on his property on East State Road in Cranberry Township, Venango County, around 3:25 p.m. on Saturday, September 23.

The victim said he does not live far away from the property and, while en route, he watched the video that captured a white non-Hispanic male crossing his property carrying an orange crate that he knew came from his shed, the complaint states.

Upon arrival at his property, the victim encountered the same male walking on East State Road while carrying the same orange crate, the complaint indicates.

The victim stopped the male and asked him why he had taken the crate from his shed. At that time, the male said that he could have it back and placed it into the victim’s front passenger seat. The victim then called 9-1-1 and was advised to not follow the man, the complaint notes.

The victim told police the male ran into the woods between East State Road and a known trailer court. A cursory search of the area was made with negative results, the complaint states.

The suspect was described as wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and boots, the complaint indicates.

The victim also told police that the same male arrived at his mother’s residence while he was there and attempted to sell gaming systems and computers. The victim related the male had a tattoo on his neck that said “NICO.” He further stated he told the male to stay off his property and to never come back, according to the complaint.

Around 4:20 p.m. on September 23, the victim was at his residence on Horsecreek Road when the same male arrived at his residence asking for the victim, the complaint notes.

The victim stated he saw the person and immediately called 9-1-1 and held him there until police arrived on the scene less than 10 minutes later, the complaint states.

Bloom was arraigned at 8:10 p.m. on September 23, in front of District Judge Andrew Fish.

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