Area Man Accused of Theft in Oliver Township

OLIVER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An Anita man is facing criminal charges for allegedly taking a pipe from another man’s property in Oliver Township.

Court documents indicate the Punxsutawney-based State Police filed criminal charges against 66-year-old Robert Dennis Jarbeck, of Anita, on August 12.

According to a criminal complaint, around 2:54 p.m. on July 27, a known victim reported that Robert Jarbeck stole a black PVC pipe from the spring on the victim’s property in Oliver Township, Jefferson County, and refused to return it to him.

Police then spoke to Jarbeck, and he reportedly returned the pipe to the victim.

According to the complaint, Jarbeck admitted to taking the pipe and initially refusing to return it to the victim.

The complaint indicates after police left the scene, Jarbeck walked over to the property line and began yelling at the victim to walk over to him so he could “kick his (expletive)” for calling police on him for the theft. The victim then called police again to report the incident.

When police returned, they found Jarbeck still standing on the property line. Police then asked him what the issue was, and he reportedly indicated he wanted the victim to come over so he could engage him in a physical altercation, according to the complaint.

The following charges were filed against Jarbeck through Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on August 12:

– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 3
– Harassment – Course of Conduct W/No Legitimate Purpose, Summary

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on September 21 with Judge Mizerock presiding.


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