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Police: Shippenville Man Behind Bars for Breaking into Residence, Drug Possession

Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 12:06 AM

Posted by Jacob Deemer

police car buildingSHIPPENVILLE BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A Shippenville man is in jail for reportedly breaking into a residence on Wednesday afternoon. 

According to court documents, Clarion-based State Police filed criminal charges against 42-year-old Ryan Shawn Culver in Magisterial District Judge Jarah Lee Heeter’s office.

PSP Clarion were dispatched to an apartment on Main Street, in Shippenville Borough, Clarion County, for an incident of trespassing around 1:12 p.m., on Wednesday, June 8.

According to a criminal complaint, upon arrival, police located Ryan Culver inside the apartment before making contact with a known female victim. The victim reported that Culver moved out of the residence on February 14, 2022, and had not been there since.

The victim told police that Culver was not permitted to be on the property or inside the residence. When the victim came home on Wednesday, June 8, she found Culver inside the residence, cleaning, according to the complaint.

Police then took Culver into custody and searched him.

Officers discovered two packets of Suboxone sublingual film in his front, left pocket that were not inside a prescription bottle, the complaint indicates.

According to the complaint, although Culver related he had entered the residence through the front door that was unlocked, the victim told police that the doors were locked. An officer observed that two window screens appeared to be removed from the residence.

Police also made contact with the landlord of the residence and confirmed that Culver was not on the lease and that only the victim was named on the lease, the complaint notes.

Culver was arraigned at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, in front of Judge Heeter on the following charges:

– Criminal Trespassing – Break Into Structure, Felony 2
– Possession of Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor
– Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor

Unable to post $5,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday, June 21, at 2:15 p.m. in Clarion County Central Court. 

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