Monroeton, Pa. — Allen Carl Strickland, 30, of Monroeton, is accused of setting an intentional fire at 1017 Pennsylvania Avenue in Monroeton on November 28, 2020, according to a report from Towanda State Trooper Miranda Musik.
Strickland, who served eight years in prison for a previous arson investigation, was charged with first-degree felony burglary, first-degree felony arson, second-degree felony burglary, two counts of second-degree felony criminal trespassing, one count third-degree felony criminal mischief, second-degree misdemeanor recklessly endangering another person, second-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief, and second-degree misdemeanor theft by unlawful taking for his alleged involvement in the incident.
On Nov. 28, troopers said they responded to a call for a hit and run at the Franklindale Fire Department’s garage. Investigating officers said they discovered five gas cans missing. Video provided by the fire department showed a pickup truck back into the garage door, causing damage prior to the gas cans being removed.
As officers investigated the hit and run, trooper Musik said she received a call for a house fire at the address in Monroeton. According to the report, a witness on the scene of the fire said a red and white pickup truck, matching the description of the hit and run, was seen in the area. Musick said the witness…