Man accused of breaking into Hasson school

From staff reports

A Titusville man is facing charges for breaking into Hasson Heights Elementary School in Oil City overnight Wednesday.

Franklin state police said in a criminal complaint that Jamie Kinnear, 44, entered the school at about 10 p.m. Wednesday through an unsecured door.

Security footage inside the school shows Kinnear, in a T-shirt with no shoes, wandering around the school including the stage, cafeteria and numerous classrooms and offices before leaving the building at about 5:45 a.m. Thursday, the complaint said.

Kinnear cut a curtain in a classroom while he was in the building, the complaint said.

Kinnear was seen leaving the building wearing a pair of woman’s boots and a green hoodie and carrying a bag on his back, the complaint said.

Besides the boots and hoodie, Kinnear stole an iPad, a pair of scissors, a stethoscope, a laptop bag and miscellaneous other items, the complaint said. School maintenance personnel were in the building for part of the time Kinnear was wandering around the school, according to the complaint.

Kinnear was charged with felony counts of burglary-not adapted for overnight accommodation, person present and burglary-not adapted for overnight accommodation, no person present, seven misdemeanor counts each of theft by unlawful taking-movable property and receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor count of institutional vandalism and two summary counts of criminal mischief.

He was placed in the Venango County jail after failing to post bail, and his preliminary hearing is scheduled Dec. 2 in Central Court.