Three Oil City residents were arrested Tuesday in connection with a burglary on the city’s North Side.
Angela Smalley, 37, and Matthew Culver, 37, were picked up on outstanding warrants. Corey Deeter, 30, of Seneca, who police had been looking for, was also arrested Tuesday.
A criminal complaint filed by Oil City police says that after her arrest Tuesday, Smalley told police she had made contact with Culver and that they had entered the residence on Seeley Avenue and removed numerous items.
Smalley added that she gave Culver adult size riding boots and a helmet that she had taken in the burglary, according to the complaint.
Police had been alerted by the homeowner on Dec. 4 that a burglary had occurred, according to the complaint. Police say the burglary took place between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2.
The homeowner described in detail the various items, including riding boots and riding helmets, that police recalled seeing at another residence on an unrelated call, the complaint said.
On Dec. 5, police went to the house where they believed they had seen the stolen items, the complaint said.
Police were told by Culver that the stolen items were in the house and had been sold to him by Deeter who had got them from an abandoned house, according to the complaint.
After his arrest Tuesday, Deeter told police he was not involved in the burglary, according to the complaint.
Deeter told police Smalley had conducted the burglary and brought the items to a residence where he was staying and that she had contact with Culver, the complaint said.
Smalley also told police that Deeter was not involved in the burglary, according to the complaint.
Culver has been charged with felony counts of criminal conspiracy-burglary- not adapted for overnight accommodation, no person present and theft by unlawful taking of movable property and misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen property and false report- falsely incriminate another.
Deeter has been charged with felony counts of burglary-not adapted for overnight accommodation, no person present, criminal trespass and theft by unlawful taking of movable property.
All three were arraigned Tuesday before district judge Andrew Fish.
Culver and Smalley were placed in the Venango County jail after being unable to post bail.
Deeter was released on his own recognizance and didn’t have to post bail.
Preliminary hearings for the three are scheduled Dec. 18 in Central Court.