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Man Accused of Robbing Clarion Gas Station Waives Hearing

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 12:02 AM

Posted by Scott Shindledecker

clarion-bp-robberyPAINT TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Pittsburgh man facing felony charges in connection with a robbery at the BP gas station in Monroe Township waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday.

According to court documents, Ronald James Lintner, 48, waived a hearing on the following charges:

– Robbery-Take Property From Other/Force, Felony 3
– Flight To Avoid Apprehension/Trial/Punishment, Felony 3

– Conspiracy – Robbery-Take Property From Other/Force, Felony 3
– Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2
– Conspiracy – Theft By Unlawful Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2
– Driving with License Suspended/Revoked, Summary

Online court documents show that Lintner remains jailed on $35,000.00 cash bail.

A preliminary hearing for Lintner’s alleged co-conspirator – Alicia Beth Palmquist, 38, also of Pittsburgh – was continued to April 3.

Her charges include:

– Robbery-Take Property From Other/Force, Felony 3
– Flight To Avoid Apprehension/Trial/Punishment, Felony 3
– Conspiracy – Robbery-Take Property From Other/Force, Felony 3
– Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2
– Conspiracy – Theft By Unlaw Taking-Movable Property, Misdemeanor 2

Unable to post $35,000 cash bail, she also remains lodged at the Clarion County Jail, according to online court documents.

The charges stem from a robbery Wednesday at the BP Gas Station along Route 68 in Monroe Township, Clarion County.

According to a criminal complaint filed at District Judge Timothy P. Schill’s office, Clarion-based State Police were dispatched to the gas station after receiving a call indicating the store had been robbed.

The criminal complaint stated a store attendant told police that she gave the man “all she had (in the drawer)” – a total of $70.

She said the man then left the store and climbed up a snow bank as he headed toward Applebee’s restaurant. He then got into a white pickup truck that fled south on Route 68, according to the criminal complaint.

Police spoke with a witness who said the truck, which also had a white cap, had been parked at a nearby motel for several days, the criminal complaint said.

Investigators were able to connect the truck to Palmquist and Lintner who were staying at Studio Motel 6.

Motel management told investigators that Palmquist checked into the motel February 2 and provided her driver’s license at that time.

The pair packed their bags and checked out on the day of the robbery, according to the criminal complaint.

Video surveillance from the motel showed Lintner and Palmquist together at the hotel.

Investigators then reviewed footage obtained from the store that showed Palmquist entering the store 16 minutes before Lintner, according to the criminal complaint.

Palmquist purchased a drink and then left the store as Lintner entered wearing a green ski-mask and allegedly committed the robbery, according to the criminal complaint.

An alert was issued to all area law enforcement of the white pickup truck.

A short time later, Kittanning-based State Police spotted the truck and attempted to pull it over, but the truck was involved in a collision as it exited the roadway.

Palmquist and Lintner attempted to flee but were apprehended and taken into custody by state police.

Investigators were also able to match Lintner’s bootprints to prints found in the snow near the scene of the robbery, according to the criminal complaint.


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