Theft Charges Filed After Man Refuses to Pay at Local Truck Stop

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Theft charges have been filed against a 31-year-old man after he allegedly left Truck Stops of America Travel Center (TA) in Brookville without paying his bill.

Court documents indicate that the Brookville Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 31-year-old Ali Dahir, of Indianapolis, IN.

According to a criminal complaint, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Officer Markle was dispatched to TA Travel Center in Brookville. He was provided with a work order that indicated TA changed oil and performed other work on a vehicle owned by Ali Dahir. The cost for work performed on the vehicle totaled $340.06. Dahir was told he could retrieve the vehicle after paying, but Dahir left TA, failing to pay for the services provided.

According to the criminal complaint, TA attempted to contact Dahir numerous times, with no returned calls. The company provided Officer Markle with a Dahir’s cell phone number, and he also called and left numerous messages.

When Officer Markle was finally able to reach him, Dahir stated that he planned to contact an attorney and sue the TA for alleged faulty work. Dahir allegedly declined to provide additional information to Officer Markle and stated that his attorney would be in touch.

Officer Markle did not receive any further calls from Dahir or his attorney.

On Thursday, February 1, Officer Markle contacted Dahir again and he again refused to provide additional information. Dahir again stated that he was calling his attorney. At this time, Officer Markle informed Dahir that theft charges would be filed.

The following charges were filed against Ali Dahir on Monday, February 5, at the office of District Judge Gregory M Bazylak:

– Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 1
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 1

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, with Judge Bazylak presiding.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Vince Markle was an officer at the time of the alleged crime. He has since been promoted to Chief of Police.

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