2 facing charges after Reed Street burglary

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By MARISSA DECHANT
Staff writer

Two Oil City residents are facing burglary charges in connection with an incident Sunday at a Reed Street residence.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Andrew Fish’s office said Justin Evans, 24, removed a purse containing a wallet, vehicle keys and keys to multiple residences from a Reed Street home between 6:30 and 10 p.m. Sunday.

The male homeowner was at the residence during the burglary, but was unaware of the incident, the complaint said.

On Monday, a credit card belonging to a victim in the case was located behind the Oil City McDonald’s, and subsequent surveillance footage found it was dropped by 21-year-old Kaila Sloan, the complaint said.

Sloan was located by police at an East First Street residence on Tuesday, and she was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant from another unrelated matter, the complaint said.

In a police interview, Sloan said she knew the items had been stolen, the complaint said.

Evans also traveled to the Oil City Police Department and turned himself in on an outstanding warrant on an unrelated matter, the complaint said.

Evans is facing felony counts of conspiracy – burglary and burglary, in addition to misdemeanor counts of conspiracy – receiving stolen property, receiving stolen property, theft by unlawful taking and loitering and prowling at night time.

He was arraigned before Fish and placed in the Venango County jail on $75,000 bail.

Sloan is facing a felony count of conspiracy – burglary and misdemeanor counts of conspiracy – receiving stolen property and receiving stolen property. She was arraigned and placed in the Venango County jail on $35,000 bail.

Preliminary hearings are tentatively scheduled for Dec. 13 in Central Court.