Oil City man found bleeding, accused of burglary

From staff reports

Oil City police said an Oil City man was charged with burglary after being confronted by the homeowner and jumping through a glass window to flee.

Police said they responded to a medical call on Butler Alley at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday and found Timothy A. Dawes Jr., 39, bleeding from multiple lacerations on his head and arms.

According to the criminal complaint, witnesses saw Dawes walking through the neighborhood bleeding, and police found him by following the blood trail.

While on the scene, police received a call about a break-in on Pearl Avenue, and officers tracked the blood to that residence, the complaint said.

Through further investigation, police determined Dawes was inside the Pearl Avenue home without knowledge or permission of the homeowners, according to the complaint.

Police said Dawes was found and confronted by the homeowners and engaged in a brief fight.

When Dawes was cornered, he jumped through a window to escape, police said.

Dawes is charged with a felony count of burglary, two misdemeanor counts of simple assault and one misdemeanor count of criminal mischief.

Dawes is being held in the Venango County jail, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20.