Police Catch Fugitive They Were Searching For in Brighton Township. Same Man Who Robbed Tusca Fuel Station Last Year

(File Photo from December of 2021 when Nathan Kistner robbed the Tusca Fuel Center in the Tusca Plaza in Brighton Twp.)  (Photo originally provided by St. Barnabas)

(Brighton Twp., Beaver County, Pa.) Police have arrested the man that they were searching for on Wednesday morning. Brighton Township Police said 21-year-old Nathan Edward Kistner was in jail until about week ago for the robbery of the Tusca Plaza Gas Station in December of 2021. He was believed to have escaped while being transported to a recovery house in Chippewa Township.

The Beaver County Ice Arena posted on their Facebook Page that late Wednesday morning that they were requested by law enforcement officials to lock down the Brady’s Run Ice rink while police search the area for a fugitive.

Beaver County 9-1-1 confirmed that Pa. State Troopers were in the area of Beacom Drive in Brighton Twp. searching for a suspect who stole a car in Chippewa Township.  Beacom Drive is near the Beaver County Ice Arena.

Dutch Ridge Elementary School and New Horizon School are also on lockdown. Several  police agencies and the county’s ESU  are searching for the fugitive as of 1 p.m. Wednesday. No visitors are permitted in the area until law enforcement gives the ‘ALL CLEAR!.”

The post  on the Arena’s Facebook Page read “All doors will be locked and we ask that any visitors stay away until we receive an all clear from law enforcement!”

Below is the story from December of 2021 when Kristner  robbed the Tusca Plaza Gas Station:

BREAKING NEWS!! Brighton Twp. Police Make Arrest in Tusca Plaza Gas Station Robbery