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State police at Clearfield

  • A two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle occurred Saturday on state Route 53 near Walnut Street in Coalport Borough. Nathaniel L. Keith, 23, (hometown not given) was traveling north on SR 53; Taylor M. Sacolic, 22, (hometown not given) was traveling on Walnut Street and making a left-hand turn onto SR 53. While Sacolic was turning, Keith struck the driver’s side of the Sacolic vehicle with his motorcycle. After impact the Sacolic vehicle slid sideways and came to a rest partially blocking the northwest side of the intersection. Keith wasn’t wearing a helmet and transported to Altoona. Sacolic was wearing a seatbelt and also transported to Altoona. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. State police were assisted by the Glendale and Irvona fire departments and emergency personnel. The state police CARS and forensic units also assisted at the scene. State police noted that the accident remains under investigation at this time.
  • An incident of theft by unlawful taking occurred June 17 on Atlantic Avenue in Houtzdale. During the incident, someone allegedly entered the victim’s property and removed a 1988 Suzuki 230CC all-terrain vehicle. The ATV was black in color with orange fender flares. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the state police at Clearfield at 814-857-3800.
  • An incident of theft by unlawful taking occurred June 14 on the Shawville-Croft Highway, Clearfield. During the incident, someone allegedly entered the victim’s property and removed numerous items, which valued $10,000. No further information was provided in the report.
  • An incident of theft by unlawful taking occurred sometime Thursday or Friday on White Street in Irvona Borough. During the incident, someone allegedly removed two flower pots from the victim’s porch and then fled the scene. The total value of the pots is $50; the incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • An incident of public drunkenness occurred Sunday at the Clearfield Penn Highlands emergency department in Clearfield Borough. During the incident, a 43-year-old Smoke Run man was allegedly highly intoxicated and causing a disturbance. Charges were filed against him through the district court.
  • A hit-and-run accident occurred Saturday on the Old U.S. Route 322 south of Decatur Hill Street in Decatur Township. Corey A. McGuire, 25, of Clearfield allegedly lost control of his vehicle when he fell asleep. His vehicle subsequently exited the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned onto its roof. McGuire was cited for the accident.
  • An accident occurred Thursday on Rolling Stone Road south of Kilborn Lane in Covington Township. Eric B. Humenay, 32, of Morrisdale lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a curve in the roadway. His vehicle subsequently struck a utility pole. Humenay was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the accident. Humenay was cited for the accident.

State police at DuBois

  • An incident of criminal trespass occurred Sunday on Eagles Nest Road in Polk Township. During the incident, a 23-year-old Kennderdell man allegedly returned to an ABATE gathering after being told he was barred from the event. He was taken into custody and charges were filed through the district court.
  • An incident of harassment and public drunkenness occurred Saturday on Eagles Nest Road in Polk Township. Further, state police found that a known 23-year-old man had allegedly assaulted four victims and was extremely intoxicated at an ABATE gathering. Charges were filed through the district court.
  • An incident of theft occurred June 17 on Main Street in Falls Creek Borough. During the incident, a known person of interest allegedly removed prescription medications from the victim’s residence. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • An incident of theft occurred sometime between May 15 and June 6 along U.S. Route 322 in Winslow Township. During the incident, someone allegedly removed farm equipment, including a 3-foot steel bucket for a Farmall Super C and a section of a Harrow with eight tines. The incident remains under investigation at this time; anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the state police at DuBois at 814-371-4652.

State police at Philipsburg

  • An incident of criminal mischief occurred Thursday in a parking lot off of West Pine Street in Philipsburg Borough. During the incident, someone allegedly used a sharp object to scratch the right, rear door area on the victim’s 2009 black Jeep sports utility vehicle. Damage, state police said, is estimated at $300. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the state police at Philipsburg at 814-342-3370.
  • An accident occurred Friday in the 100 block of South Front Street in Philipsburg Borough. Ethan J. Sperling, 18, of Osceola Mills was traveling southbound when he became distracted by receiving a text message. His vehicle subsequently drifted to the right and rear-ended a legally parked Ford F-250. The latter vehicle was pushed into the rear of a Chevrolet Trailblazer, which was legally parked in front of it. Both of the parked vehicles were moved about six feet. Sperling was cited for the accident.
  • An incident of theft by deception occurred sometime between May 28 and Saturday on Sawmill Road in Halfmoon Township. Further, the victim advertised a cellular phone for sale on E-bay. The buyer allegedly disputed the sale, saying it was not as advertised; the victim is having problems getting their cellular phone back.
  • A hit-and-run accident occurred on an unknown date and time on Cassanova Road in Rush Township. The operator of a vehicle was traveling eastbound when he lost control negotiating a curve. His vehicle subsequently traveled off the roadway and struck an embankment. After that his vehicle continued over the embankment and down a mountain before striking a tree, which took off his bed cap. His vehicle continued down the mountain a short distance before striking another tree and coming to a final rest about 15 yards from the roadway. The operator fled the scene prior to state police arrival.
  • An incident of theft by unlawful taking occurred Friday on Phoenix Road in Rush Township. During the incident, a 49-year-old Philipsburg woman allegedly took a dog when she moved out of the victim’s father’s residence. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • An incident of harassment occurred Sunday along North Second Street in Philipsburg Borough. During the incident, a Philipsburg man and a Morrisdale woman allegedly engaged in a verbal altercation that turned physical. Both allegedly struck each other in the face one time with an open hand. No injuries were reported or observed on either the man or woman. Charges will be filed against both for harassment.
  • An incident of harassment occurred June 18 on North Seventh Street in Philipsburg Borough. During the incident, a 15-year-old Philipsburg boy allegedly sent a Facebook message to one victim, stating he was going to beat him up, as well as another victim. No charges have been yet as a result of the incident.
  • An incident of recklessly endangering occurred Sunday in the 200 block of North Second Street in Philipsburg Borough. During the incident, a known suspect allegedly intentionally overdosed on prescription medication, which incapacitated her while she was actively taking care of her 2-month-old child. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • An incident of theft occurred Friday at the victim’s residence along U.S. Route 322 in Rush Township. During the incident, a known suspect was allegedly in the victim’s residence and stole Beats headphones, a case of beer and $60 in cash. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • A dog law violation occurred Sunday in the 700 block of South Mountain Road in Port Matilda. During the incident, the victim was running when a dog allegedly bit her. The dog then bit her behind the knee. The victim was taken to the Mount Nittany Medical Center for her injuries. The incident remains under investigation at this time.

State police at Ridgway

  • An incident of criminal mischief occurred sometime Saturday or Sunday along Kennedy Street in Jay Township. During the incident, someone allegedly removed the victim’s mailbox from its post and tossed it in the yard. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the state police at Ridgway at 814-776-6136.
  • A hit-and-run accident occurred Sunday on Scotland Street east of Swope Street in Fox Township. A Honda GMC was legally parked when the operator of a vehicle – possibly a Jeep – exited the roadway for unknown reasons and struck it. The operator fled the scene in a northern direction; anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the state police at Ridgway at 814-776-6136.
  • An incident of harassment occurred Sunday at a Main Street residence in Fox Township. Further, the victim was at a 23-year-old Kersey man’s residence; the man allegedly struck the victim in the face with his hand and yelled at her. No injuries were reported as a result. The man was cited for the incident through the district court.

Clearfield Borough

  • Police located a dog in the Leavy Avenue area.  Police were able to determine the owner by the collar and the dog was returned.
  • Police received a report about an alleged domestic dispute on Park Avenue.  Upon arrival police confronted a male who was in possession of a broken glass bottle.  The male discarded of the bottle after commands were given by police.  He was taken into custody at this point.  He was transported to the hospital for mental health treatment.
  • Police received a report about alleged suspicious activity on South Second Street.  Police will continue to monitor the area.
  • Police responded to a local convenience store for a male who appeared to be intoxicated.  Police located the male urinating alongside the building.  The male was apprehended and taken to the Clearfield County Jail.
  • Police handled an incident of harassment via communication that allegedly occurred along East Cherry Street.
  • Police received a report about a female who was located unconscious on Park Avenue.  Police found the female had overdosed on substances.  She was rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment.
  • Police received a report about an alleged assault that occurred on West Front Street.  Police found that one male allegedly grabbed another and was going to engage in a fight; however, it was broken up by a bystander.
  • Police recovered several syringes that were located along South Fifth Street.  They were disposed of in a proper manner.
  • Police received a report about two motorcyclists who were passing vehicles and driving recklessly along Turnpike Avenue.  Police responded to the area but were unable to locate the motorcyclists.
  • Police received a barking dog complaint on School Avenue.
  • Lawrence Township police were assisted with handling a fight in the Kerr Addition area.
  • Police received a report about a male who was having suicidal thoughts.  The male was transported to the hospital for treatment.
  • Police received a report about kids who were left outside on Temple Avenue.  Further, police indicated that juveniles were kicked out of a residence in the early morning hours.  Charges will be filed for the incident.
  • Police assisted a motorist on Temple Avenue.
  • Police received a report about an alarm on Elizabeth Street.  However, police were cancelled before arriving at the scene.
  • On Saturday, police were dispatched to the intersection of Front and Market streets for a two-vehicle accident.  No injuries were reported; both vehicles were towed from the scene.  The investigation into the cause of this accident is ongoing; anyone with information is asked to call police at 814-765-7819.
  • Police received a report about a dog that had been barking for several hours on Fulton Street.  The dog owner was spoken to about the problem.
  • Police responded to an alleged fight on High Street. Further, police handled the incident at the scene.

Lawrence Township

  • Police received a report about an alleged retail theft incident that occurred on Supercenter Drive.
  • Police received a traffic complaint that occurred on Poplar Avenue.
  • Police received a report about an alleged verbal domestic dispute on Shaw Street.
  • Police received a traffic complaint that occurred on Mount Joy Road.
  • Police received a report about alleged drug activity.
  • Police received a report about a vehicle lockout.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of harassment and stalking.
  • Police assisted a motorist who had vehicle problems on U.S. Route 322.
  • Police received a report about an alleged underage drinking party in the Glen Richey area. Upon arrival police learned underage individuals were not consuming alcohol.
  • Police received a report about an alleged domestic dispute on River Road. Further, police handled the incident at the scene.
  • Clearfield Borough police were assisted with an incident on Temple Avenue.
  • Police assisted an out-of-state motorist with finding transportation to the bus station.
  • Police received a report about an automatic alarm at a local business on Industrial Park Road.
  • Police assisted a motorist on SR 879.
  • Police received a report about an alarm at a local church. Upon arrival police found it was an accidental alarm.
  • Police received a report about an alleged suspicious vehicle on River Road.

DuBois City

  • On Friday, police received a report about an incident of criminal mischief in the 400 block of Daly Street. The victim told police that sometime overnight someone had fired paint balls at his property and also struck his neighbor’s property. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • On Friday, police received a report about a shoplifting incident at a business on Hoover Avenue. Upon arrival the store manager had detained two females who had allegedly attempted to steal items. Charges were filed against both females.
  • Police received a report about an alarm Friday at Giant Eagle. Upon arrival police found everything to be OK.
  • While on patrol Friday, police observed the operator of a black Ford truck drive onto the curb and sidewalk on Maple Avenue. Upon investigation police found the male operator was intoxicated and he was placed under arrest for DUI.
  • On Saturday, police received a report about a theft that occurred at a Highland Street residence. The victim told police someone had stolen his medications that were delivered to his residence. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • While on patrol Sunday, police observed the operator of a maroon-colored Chevrolet Lumina fail to stop at the five-way intersection on West Park Avenue. Upon investigation police found the male operator was intoxicated and he was placed under arrest for DUI. Charges are currently pending at this time.
  • On Sunday, police received a report about an incident of criminal mischief to a vehicle in the 500 block of Chestnut Avenue. The victim told police that their vehicle had been egged sometime overnight. Police have a suspect and the investigation is continuing at this time.
  • During the week of June 15 through Saturday, police investigated six traffic accidents and issued 36 citations and five written warnings.
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