Pennsylvania police have filed charges against a Dawson man who has been accused of falsely reporting a gas leak.
Michael Sanner, 36, was charged on Sunday with false alarms to a public safety agency and false identification to law enforcement at District Judge Charles Moore’s office.
At 12:40 p.m. Saturday, Scottdale police and the fire department responded to a reported gas leak at an Edwin Avenue home.
A woman at the location told police that she did not report a gas leak. She did say that, Sanner – who was her boyfriend, had recently came to her residence and attempted to get inside.
She told police that she would not let Sanner in, and he forcibly tried to enter and told her he would call the gas company.
Police then went to the adjoining residence and found Sanner inside. They asked him if there was a gas leak. Sanner first gave police a false identity, then admitted that there was no gas leak.
Sanner told police that he had made the false report because he believed his girlfriend had another man in the apartment. Because he pays the bills, he reported a leak because he wanted to have the gas turned off, he said.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday at Moore’s office. Bail was set at $10,000.