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Brackenridge, Pa. – In the photo above, State Constable Jeff Killian escorts Jeanette Mendenhall, 32 of Verona to an arraignment in Brackenridge facing charges stemming from a carjacking in Harmar at the Funfest on Monday.
At the time of the carjacking, a male suspect pulled a pocket knife on the female victim who had two small infants in the back seat. The infants were 3 years and younger according to police at the scene. The male was described as being a white male, approximately 38 years old with a strange accent.
The suspect fled the Harmarville area headed towards Little Deer Creek road where the vehicle struck a utility pole and a hillside. The vehicle was found at the bottom of Barnhart Street in Indiana Township near Rural Ridge.
According to the police criminal complaint, the victim of the carjacking was presented with a photo array consisting of eight separate photographs of eight individuals, all with similar facial features and was informed that the “actor” may or may not be in this photo array.
This photo array was arranged individually and in separate folders. The Victim looked at each folder/photo and stated the fourth folder containing Jeanette Mendenhall was the actor that took her vehicle.
The suspect was identified in a criminal complaint as 32-year-old Jeanette Mendenhall. Mendenhall was taken into custody at his Verona home. Charges included in the online criminal docket lists charges including aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, robbery of a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.