Warren Co. Burglars Arrested after High Speed Chase

WARREN CO. – A man and a woman are behind bars in Warren County after they led police on a high speed chase following a series of burglaries.

It all began when Warren-based State Police were called for a residential burglary in Limestone Township at 5:15 on March 12. Upon arrival police discovered a 26″ television and several hundred dollars in cash were stolen from the residence.

Police, who soon realized the same suspects had broken into three other camps during the day, began searching for a white Dodge Ram pickup truck in the Tidioute area.

When police spotted the truck in Tidioute Borough, the driver made a run for it, leading police on a high speed pursuit from the Borough onto Althom Road, then National Forge Road and through Youngsville Borough on Main Street before continuing onto Matthew’s Run Road and Jackson Run Road into Sugar Grove Borough, and then East on Route 957 into Russell. The driver, who police say reached speeds in excess of 100 mph, eventually crashed his truck on Priest Hollow Road.

Police were then able to take the pair into custody without incident.

As a result of the alleged burglaries and high speed chase, 49-year-old Timothy Kolat, of Youngstown, Ohio and 48-year-old Charlene Maple, also of Youngstown, were arrested.

Kolat was charged with Theft, Criminal Trespass, Reckless Endangerment, Retail Theft, Criminal Mischief, Receiving Stolen Property, Fleeing or Eluding Police and various other traffic offenses. Kolat was arraigned in front of District Judge Cynthia Lindemuth and remanded to the Warren County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Maple was charged with Criminal Conspiracy, Theft and Criminal Trespass. She was also arraigned in front of District Judge Cynthia Lindemuth and sent to jail on $75,000 bail.

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