CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced the capture of a wanted fugitive. Shaw identified the fugitive as Lindsey Kathleen Allen, 30, of Mineral Springs.
Allen was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on Jan. 20.
On Oct. 4, 2013, Patrolman Elliot Neeper of the Lawrence Township Police Department filed a criminal complaint against Allen. He charged Allen with retail theft.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, on Oct. 2, 2013, police were dispatched to a Clearfield business for a report of retail theft. Video surveillance showed Allen concealing merchandise in her purse and leaving the business without paying for the items.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Nov. 6, 2013, at which time all charges were held for court.
In a separate case, Officer Jon Walker of the Lawrence Township Police Department filed a criminal complaint on Oct. 21, 2013. He charged Allen with retail theft and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked.
According to the affidavit of probable cause for that case, on Oct. 10, 2013, police were dispatched to a Clearfield business for a report of retail theft in progress. Upon investigation it was found that Allen had concealed items and attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Nov. 6, 2013, at which time all charges were held for court. On Dec. 4, 2013, Allen failed to appear at arraignment court for both cases, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Shaw stated that an anonymous tip to the Clearfield County Crime Stoppers provided the location of Allen. On Jan. 22, deputies from the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Allen at a residence in Woodland, and she was taken into custody without incident. Allen is currently lodged in the Clearfield County Jail.
Shaw thanked the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this case.
Anyone with knowledge of a fugitive’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.”