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State police at Clearfield

  • An incident of theft occurred Sunday on Thompson Street in Curwensville Borough. During the incident, someone gained access to the victim’s vehicle, used an unknown object to start it and then fled the scene. The stolen vehicle was recovered on Stronach Road in Grampian. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • An incident of DUI occurred Monday along state Route 879 between Curwensville and Grampian in Pike Township. Further, a 26-year-old Grampian man was stopped after committing traffic violations. Upon speaking with him, state police found he had been inhibiting alcoholic beverages. The man subsequently performed and failed field sobriety tests after which he was placed under arrest for suspected DUI. He was transported to the Clearfield Hospital for blood tests; the blood test results are currently pending.

State police at Philipsburg

  • An incident of simple assault occurred Thursday at the End Zone Night Club in Huston Township. During the incident, someone reportedly assaulted a 21-year-old State College man in the restroom at the night club. The man sustained a concussion and a two-inch laceration on the back of his head as a result of the assault. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • A single-vehicle accident occurred Saturday on Phoenix Road in Rush Township. Further, a vehicle operated by Genevieve Sankey of Sandy Ridge traveled off the roadway due to slippery road conditions. As a result, her vehicle traveled across the westbound lane and struck multiple trees. After that it came to a rest along the north berm. Sankey was wearing her seatbelt at the time and wasn’t injured. Her vehicle was towed from the scene. Sankey will be cited for the accident through the district court.
  • On Sunday, state police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by a 38-year-old Osceola Mills man. However, he failed to stop and led state police on a pursuit, which lasted 1.25 miles through Philipsburg Borough and Decatur Township. Afterward, the man was arrested for DUI, fleeing and eluding while DUI and various other traffic offenses.
  • A hit-and-run accident occurred Saturday on Presqueisle Street in Philipsburg Borough. Herbert M. Davis Jr. of Philipsburg was traveling westbound when his vehicle exited its lane of travel and struck a legally parked vehicle on the north berm. Davis then fled the scene and headed west.
  • An incident of theft occurred sometime between Friday and Sunday on Beaver Road in Huston Township. During the incident, someone removed two traffic cones. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the state police at Philipsburg at 814-342-3370.

State police at Ridgway

  • An incident of burglary occurred sometime Friday or Saturday at a residence located off Coal Hollow Road in Kersey. During the incident, someone entered the residence and removed a one-gallon jug of pennies and three packs of cigarettes. The stolen pennies were believed to be valued at $80-$100. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the state police at Ridgway at 814-776-6136.

Clearfield Borough

  • Police received a report about an unwanted male who was intoxicated inside a residence. The male had crashed his vehicle within the township’s jurisdiction. He was also on probation and subsequently detained at the Clearfield County Jail.
  • Police conducted a traffic stop during which a passenger was discovered to have several active warrants.
  • Police had a cellular phone turned into them after it was located along South Second Street. The owner was contacted and responded to the station to collect it.
  • Police reported that a wooden decorative bench was stolen from a Clearfield Street residence.
  • Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation along Woodland Road.  The operator was found to have an active warrant through the Pennsylvania State Police who responded to the scene to take the individual into custody.
  • Police responded to the Clearfield YMCA for the theft of a wallet.
  • Police received a complaint about a possible scam in which the individual received an e-mail from someone alleging to be with the FBI.  Police found this to be an ongoing scam.
  • Police responded to the area of Healy Avenue and East Market Street for a disturbance between a female and male.
  • Police responded to Daisy Street for individuals who would not leave the complainant’s residence. The male caller was found to have warrants out for his arrest through the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Department and was taken to the CCJ. A female was also found to have warrants.
  • Police received a report about the theft of jewelry from a residence.  Further, individuals were visiting and believed to have taken the items when they were in the residence.
  • Police assisted a motorist with a vehicle lockout.

Lawrence Township

  • Police assisted a disabled motorist in Hillsdale.
  • Police received a report about suspicious persons at a business on South Second Street. Upon arrival police found they were sitting inside a vehicle and waiting for the business to open.
  • Police were requested to assist with an elderly fall victim. However, police were cancelled while en route due to the victim already receiving assistance.
  • Police received a report about a traffic complaint in the Auto Zone parking lot on Daisy Street Extension.
  • Police received a report about a hit-and-run accident on Washington Avenue. Further, a male operator struck another vehicle while it was parked. Police have numerous witnesses, and the suspect is known to police. Charges are currently pending at this time.
  • Police received a report about the theft of a credit card. The incident was resolved at the scene.
  • Police responded to a single-vehicle accident on the Clearfield – Glen Richey Highway. Upon arrival police couldn’t locate anyone around the vehicle, which was towed from the scene. The operator is known to police, and charges are currently pending at this time.
  • Police received a report about an injured deer on SR 879.
  • Police received a report about a traffic violation on SR 879.
  • Police responded to an accident on U.S. Route 322. Further, a vehicle exited the roadway and then got stuck in a snow bank. The vehicle was removed from the snow bank and driven from the scene.
  • Police recovered a box of items at the intersection of Clark and Wrigley streets. The owner may identify and claim the items by contacting police.
  • Police received a report about a fight at the Knights Inn. The incident remains under investigation, and charges are pending against multiple people.
  • Police received a report about an unwanted person at the Toasted Monkey.
  • Police received a report about an injured deer on SR 879.

DuBois City

  • While on patrol Friday, police observed a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of West Long Avenue and Main Street. Further, a silver Honda CRV was traveling westbound on West Long Avenue and proceeded through a red light and struck the left side of a silver Ford F150 that was traveling southbound on Main Street. No injuries were reported, and both vehicles were driven from the scene. The Honda’s operator will be cited for the accident.
  • On Friday, a hit-and-run accident occurred in the DuBois YMCA parking lot. The victim told police that while he was inside the YMCA, another vehicle struck his own. When he came out of the YMCA, he noticed that his passenger’s side mirror was lying on the ground. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
  • On Friday, a two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of South Brady Street and Washington Avenue. Both vehicles were traveling northbound on South Brady Street. The operator of the Acura told police that he looked down for a second, at which point he rear-ended the Nissan Quest ahead of him. The operator of the Nissan Quest reported minor back pain but declined to be checked by emergency personnel. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage but were driven from the scene.
  • On Friday, an incident of theft occurred at a residence in the 200 block of West DuBois Avenue. The victim told police that someone broke into her safe where she kept her medications. She stated that she had approximately 10 hydrocodone pills stolen from the safe. Police received the names of two suspects, and the incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • On Friday, an alarm occurred at a residence in the 100 block of North State Street. While responding to the scene, police were advised it was a false alarm.
  • On Friday, a hit-and-run accident occurred at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Liberty Boulevard. The victim told police she stopped at a red light and waited to turn left onto Liberty Boulevard. At that point, her vehicle was struck by a white Ford F150. After receiving information from witnesses, police located the suspect vehicle and operator. Charges are currently pending at this time.
  • On Friday, an alarm occurred at a residence in the 200 block of South Stockdale Street. Upon arrival to the scene, police found the area to be OK. No further action was needed of police.
  • While on patrol Saturday, police observed a vehicle with major front-end damage at the intersection of Liberty Boulevard and Railroad Avenue. Further, the vehicle was dragging its front bumper. As a result, police stopped the vehicle and encountered a female operator who had a syringe in her right hand. She was asked to step out of the vehicle, which she did and placed her right hand in her pocket. When asked to remove her hand, she did and dropped the syringe onto the ground. Police found she’d wrecked her vehicle on Hungry Hollow Road in Sandy Township. Charges are currently pending against the female for possessing drug paraphernalia.
  • On Saturday, an incident of criminal mischief to a vehicle occurred in the 600 block of Locust Street. The victim told police that sometime overnight, someone let the air out of three of her tires. Police have a suspect and the incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • During the week of Feb. 23-Saturday, police investigated 13 traffic accidents and issued 50 traffic citations and 12 written traffic warnings.
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