2 men wanted in other counties found in OC

From staff reports

Oil City police helped apprehend two men Wednesday who were wanted in other counties.

They were found at a home on Harriott Avenue, said Police Chief Bob Wenner, who added that his officers worked in a coordinated effort with the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force and other agencies to locate the men.

One man, Kreigh Moore, 29, was the suspect in connection with a burglary last month during a Halloween party in New Brighton, Beaver County. The other man, whose identity could not be confirmed Wednesday night, was wanted on outstanding warrants in Lawrence County burglary cases, Wenner said.

Wenner said all the law enforcement personnel met Wednesday morning and first went to a residence on West First Street where they learned Moore and the other man were at 2 Harriott Ave.

Authorities then went to that home and took the two into custody without incident, Wenner said.

Wenner said the two men knew each other and that the Lawrence County man had moved to Oil City and was living at the Harriott Avenue residence because other family members are here.

Moore was taken immediately to Beaver County to be charged in connection with the New Brighton burglary. The other man was lodged in the Venango County jail on parole detainers until Lawrence County authorities arrived to transport him.