State Police Calls: Domestic Incident in Oil City; Burglary Investigation in Oakland Twp.

| February 8, 2024

Area state police responded to the following incidents:

Two Oil City Residents Charged with Harassment After Domestic Incident

A domestic dispute that occurred in Oil City on the evening of February 4, 2024, has led to harassment charges being filed against two residents. The incident took place at an address on Petroleum Center Road at approximately 9:50 PM.

The Pennsylvania State Police – Franklin Patrol Unit responded to the scene, which was classified as an ‘inactive domestic’ situation. This typically refers to a dispute that had concluded prior to the arrival of law enforcement.

Following an investigation by the responding trooper, harassment charges were filed against the two Oil City residents involved in the dispute. The charges were filed through MDJ 28-3-01; however, a court documents check on Thursday morning did not reveal any activity regarding the case.

Threatening Response to Automated Text Leads to Arrest in Clarion County

A 56-year-old man from Boyers, PA, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after responding to an automated text service with a threatening message. The incident took place on February 4, 2024, at 11:02 AM, and involved the Walmart Vision Center located in Clarion, PA.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police – Clarion Patrol Unit, the man had received a text from an automated service. In response, he warned that if his number wasn’t lost, he would come, and someone would get hurt.

Upon receiving the report of disorderly conduct, a trooper was dispatched to investigate the matter. It was determined that the man’s conduct warranted charges, and they were duly filed at MDJ 18-3-04.

Investigation into Reported Burglary in Venango County Comes Up Empty

On the early morning of January 31, 2024, Pennsylvania State Police – Franklin Patrol Unit was alerted about an attempted burglary. The incident reportedly occurred at a residential address in Oil City, specifically 4921 State Route 417 in Cooperstown, Venango County. The call to the police came in at approximately 10:30 AM.

Upon arrival at the scene, the responding trooper found no evidence to support the occurrence of a crime. The nature of the reported incident was classified as a residential burglary with no force involved, indicating that there was no apparent sign of forced entry at the residence.

The investigation was thorough, with the trooper leaving no stone unturned in the search for evidence, but no signs of a crime were found. Following the investigation, the patrol resumed, and the case was ultimately closed due to a lack of evidence.

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Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group, who is based out of Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 6 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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