Fugitive of the Week: Michael Roush

Fugitive of the Week: Michael Roush (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of March 11.

Shaw identified the fugitive as Michael Roush, 49, of Westville Road, Brockway. Roush is wanted in two, separate cases for failure to appear at criminal call on Feb. 28.

On Aug. 8, 2012, Officer Matthew Robertson of the DuBois City Police Department filed a criminal complaint, charging Roush with theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by Robertson states that on July 19, 2012, the DuBois City Police Department received a report of a theft of various pieces of metal from a residence located on West Long Avenue in DuBois City. Upon investigation it was found that Roush had unlawfully removed approximately $250 worth of metal from the victim’s property.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 28, 2012, at which time all charges were held for court.

In a separate case, Trooper Carol Ponce of the Pennsylvania State Police, DuBois barracks, filed a criminal complaint on Aug.7, 2012, charging Roush with: theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by Ponce states that on July 19, 2012, the Pennsylvania State Police received a report of a theft of various pieces of metal from a residence located in Falls Creek Borough. Upon investigation it was found that Roush had unlawfully removed scrap metal from the victim’s property.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 28, 2012, at which time all charges were held for court. On Feb. 28, Roush failed to appear for both cases for criminal call and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Roush is described as a Caucasian male who stands 5 feet, 11 inches tall. He has brown eyes and hair.

Anyone with knowledge of Roush’s 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.”

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