Fugitive of the Week: Walter William Stevens
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of Nov. 19.
Shaw identified the fugitive as Walter William Stevens, 67, of Apple Street, Fallentimber. Stevens is wanted for failure to appear at trial scheduled Nov. 8.
On Dec. 12, 2011, Trooper Brian Elensky of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a criminal complaint, charging Stevens with DUI; opening and closing vehicle doors; windshield obstructions and wipers; driving on roadways laned for traffic; careless driving, reckless driving; and restraint systems.
An affidavit of probable cause filed by Elensky states that on Oct. 30, 2011, while on routine patrol, troopers observed a vehicle crossing over both the white fog line and the yellow centerline. Troopers also observed the vehicle traveling in the oncoming lane of traffic.
Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Elensky detected signs of impairment and requested that Stevens perform field sobriety tests. After administering the field sobriety tests, Stevens was taken into custody and transported to the Clearfield Hospital for blood testing.
A preliminary hearing was held Jan. 4, at which time all charges were held to court. On Nov. 8, Stevens failed to appear for trial and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Stevens is described as follows a Caucasian male who stands 6-feet, 1-inch tall. He has blue eyes and brown hair.
Anyone with knowledge of Stevens’ location is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at (800)-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney Web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime.”