Fugitive of the Week: Joseph Alan Olewinski

Fugitive of the Week: Joseph Alan Olewinski (Provided photo)

Fugitive of the Week: Joseph Alan Olewinski (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of May 27.

Shaw identified the fugitive as Joseph Alan Olewinski, 48, of Lincoln Street, Ridgway. Olewinski is wanted for failure to appear at pre-trial conferences on May 22.

On June 27, 2013, Trooper John Eisman of the Pennsylvania State Police, DuBois barracks, filed a criminal complaint against Olewinski. He charged Olewinski with possession with the intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, prohibited offensive weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Aug. 11, 2011, state police received information from a confidential informant about Olewinski selling heroin out of his residence located on East Washington Avenue in DuBois City. The CI also relayed that Olewinski was in possession of a few bundles of heroin and some marijuana.

Eisman applied for and received authorization to execute a search warrant at Olewinski’s residence. Upon executing the search warrant, the state police located and seized: $1,016 in U.S. currency, two bags containing marijuana, a blue plastic container containing marijuana, 21 blue wax packets containing heroin, 12 blue wax packets containing heroin residue, a glass smoking pipe, brass knuckles and a digital weigh scale.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 11, at which time all charges were held for court. On May 22, Olewinski failed to appear for pre-trial conferences, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Olewinski is described as a Caucasian male who stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He has green eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with knowledge of Olewinski’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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