HOME INVASION REPORTED IN ELKLAND, PA – POLICE ASKING PUBLIC FOR ASSISTANCE
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FNN Article © Thursday, March 23, 2023.
ELKLAND, PA – Elkland police continue their investigation and search for an alleged suspect that is responsible for breaking into a home in Elkland Borough.
According to police, the incident occurred on Monday, March 20, 2023. Police noted that a man around 5’5″ wearing black pants, a black shirt, as well as a black mask allegedly broke into a home and attacked the owner. The suspect then demanded money from the owner. The homeowner was able to escape from the man.
Police are asking anyone with any information or surveillance footage/trail cam footage of the incident to call (814) 258-5419.
Thomas M. Sabolcik, 65, of Port Allegany,
Thomas M. Sabolcik, 65, of Port Allegany, passed away Wednesday (March 22, 2023) at at his residence in Port Allegany.
He was born August 20, 1957 in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of Methada Sabolcik and Violet Chraska . On August 29, 1988, in Moon Township, PA, he married Mary A. Gallagher, who survives.
Tom was a graduate of Belleview High School and attended Slippery Rock University, earning a degree in Environmental Science.
He was served in the U.S. Navy and was a wildlife tech in Camp Hill, PA and a PA Game Warden in Port Allegany. He worked for 36 years before his retirement in 2018.
He was a member of the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by:
Two sons: Christopher (Emily) Sabolcik of Winston Salem, NC and Ryan (Megan) Sabolcik of Pittsburgh, PA
Three brothers: Robert Sabolcik of Belleview, PA, Russell (Diane) Sabolcik and Keith Sabolcik, both of Pittsburgh, PA
Two sisters: Frieda Regan of Beaver, PA and Annamarie Mauldin of Pittsburgh, PA
Along with several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David Sabolcik.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 5 PM at the Veteran’s Memorial Home of Route 155, Port Allegany. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 28 at 11 AM in St. Gabriel’s Church, Port Allegany. Military Honors will be accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Centre Wildlife Care (centrewildlifecare.org). Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.