Brookville Man Allegedly Caught in Possession of Stolen Bicycle Held for Court

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (YET) – A Brookville man who was reportedly caught in possession of a stolen bicycle was recently held for court.

Court documents indicate the following charge against 18-year-old Tyler James Montgomery was held for court on Tuesday, December 21:

– Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 1

The charge has been transferred to the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas.

The case stems from an investigation that began in late October.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, on October 29, Brookville Borough Police received a report of two men’s bicycles stolen from a residence on Jared Street sometime between October 24 and October 29. The bicycles were described as a blue men’s mountain bike and a black and green men’s Trek brand mountain bike valued at approximately $500.00.

Around 3:01 p.m. on November 10, Brookville Borough Police were dispatched to Memorial Park on Sylvania Street for a report of an assault with suspects fleeing the area near Pickering Street.

Police spoke to the victim who reported he was assaulted by a white male wearing a purple shirt accompanied by two other white males. The victim indicated the men had fled toward Dirty Erhma’s bar.

Police then observed a white male pushing a bicycle along the bank of the Redbank Creek and asked to speak to the man, identified as Tyler James Montgomery, after noticing the bicycle Montgomery was pushing was poorly painted black, likely with spray paint, and had green paint coming through the recent paint job.

Police then called the victim of the bicycle theft to the scene and he immediately identified the bicycle as his missing Trek bicycle.

Montgomery was then taken to the Brookville Police Department to be interviewed.

According to the complaint, Montgomery told police he bought the bicycle the prior week in the parking lot of Ace Hardware in Brookville for $20. He indicated he bought the bicycle from a man who said he had “a whole trailer full of bikes.”

The complaint notes Montgomery admitted in the interview that he believed the bicycle was stolen.

The charge was filed against Montgomery through Magisterial District Judge’s office on November 22.

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