Man ‘behaving strangely’ near marina held on drug charges

From staff reports

A transient Oil City man was held for court Wednesday in Venango County Central Court on drug-related charges that were filed after he was found behaving strangely in the brush along the bike trail near the Oil City marina.

Oil City police said in a criminal complaint that on April 27 they found items scattered around the area of the campsites by the marina and Joshua Kachik, 39, in the brush near the campsites.

Kachik told police there was someone in the brush under the ground talking to him, and he admitted he had ingested methamphetamine within the last 24 hours, the complaint said.

He was taken into custody without incident and placed in the back of a police vehicle, the complaint said.

While in the vehicle, Kachik continuously kicked the door and window of the patrol vehicle, causing damage to the back driver side door, the complaint said.

When Kachik was searched at the Oil City police department, a plastic baggie with a small amount of meth and drug residue was discovered in his possession, the complaint said.

Kachik was held for court Wednesday on misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief and a summary count of public drunkenness.