Man arrested in drug case now facing burglary charge

Staff writer

An Oil City man arrested Friday for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine into the area is facing additional burglary charges in connection with an incident last August.

Oil City police said Timothy Geiger, 29, was taken into custody Friday on a parole warrant.

An investigation found that Geiger had broken into a Murray Street residence around Aug. 20 and removed an air conditioner, two televisions, two video game consoles, a mountain bike and several other items, police said.

Geiger is facing felony counts of burglary and criminal trespass and misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

He is also facing drug possession charges related to trafficking large amounts of methamphetamine to the Oil City and Sugarcreek areas in December and January.

Geiger remains in the Venango County jail on $50,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing on the drug charges is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday in Central Court.