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State police at DuBois

  • A motor vehicle theft occurred Saturday on Hormtown Road in Winslow Township. During the incident, someone took a Chevrolet Blazer from the victim’s property. State police noted it’s believed that a dark-colored Dodge pick-up truck and flatbed trailer were used to take the blazer. The blazer has been described with a white driver’s side and a black with a large blue flame on the passenger’s side. It has exhaust sticks through its hood and large, black, homemade pipe bumpers. Also, the blazer has a broken front windshield and the driver’s side door has a missing window.  Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the state police at DuBois at 814-371-4652.
  • An incident of simple assault/terroristic threats occurred July 31 at a Deerfield Road residence in Winslow Township. During the incident, a 49-year-old Reynoldsville man and the victim allegedly engaged in an argument during which he pointed a handgun at her. Upon arrival state police arrested the man who was subsequently lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.
  • An incident of criminal trespass/mischief occurred Sunday at the Lilja Building along South First Street in Falls Creek Borough. During the incident, someone allegedly damaged the building; the incident remains under investigation at this time. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact state police at DuBois at 814-371-4652.

State police at Philipsburg

  • No injuries were reported after an accident that occurred Monday on U.S. Route 322 approximately one-quarter mile east of the Reese Hollow exit in Worth Township. Heather Lewis of Osceola Mills was traveling westbound and approaching the exit, where there’s construction occurring on a bridge. There were traffic control devices in place to direct motorists to the left-hand lane. For unknown reasons, Lewis steered her vehicle to the right and passed between two standing reflectors. She then exited the roadway and impacted a large rock lying in the grass. Upon impact her vehicle traveled over top the rock, pushing it ahead approximately eight feet. The Lewis vehicle continued traveling for approximately 25-30 feet before striking the base of a solid rock high wall and coming to a rest. Lewis was charged with careless driving.

Clearfield Borough

  • Police arrested Richard Dean Stewart, 46, of Clearfield for terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.  Stewart, police said, has been accused of assaulting a woman at their Clearfield apartment.  Stewart allegedly struck the woman in the face and threatened to kill her. Police said the woman was treated for injuries at Clearfield Penn Highlands. Stewart was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge James Hawkins with his bail being set at $10,000.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of harassment by communications. Further, a juvenile told police she was being harassed by a 21-year-old Morrisdale man on Facebook.
  • Police received a report about an alleged verbal domestic dispute on West Front Street.   During the incident, a Clearfield man was allegedly using obscene language and there were minors present. Police spoke to the parties involved and there wasn’t any further action.
  • Police assisted the Clearfield Fire Department with a fallen tree. The tree, police said, was blocking the roadway in the area of West Fifth and Clearfield streets.
  • Police checked an apartment on Clearfield Street after a tenant found his door open.  Afterward the tenant believed he failed to close the door when he left.
  • Police assisted a disabled motorist at the Clearfield County Courthouse.
  • Police investigated a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Bigler Avenue and East Eighth Street.  The operator of a vehicle was traveling northbound on Eighth Street and making a left-hand turn onto Bigler Avenue. The operator of another vehicle was traveling southbound and making a right-hand turn onto Bigler Avenue. Both vehicles collided at the intersection, which resulted in minor damage. No injuries were reported.

Lawrence Township

  • Police investigated an alleged incident of theft and forgery.
  • Police received a report about a civil matter.
  • Police received a report about a stranded motorist. Further, police assisted the motorist and their vehicle was towed from the scene.
  • Police received a dog complaint that resulted in a disturbance. Further, police separated the parties involved without any issues.
  • Police received a report about a missing dog being located but not returned to the owner. The incident, police said, is being handled by dog law.
  • Police received a report involving a child allegedly being unattended in a vehicle at the Wal-Mart Supercenter. The vehicle was gone upon police arrival.
  • Police received a noise complaint on Washington Avenue. Upon arrival police spoke with the responsibly party who agreed to turn off their radio.

Curwensville Borough

  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of criminal mischief that occurred Saturday at the Irvin Park. During the incident, someone cut a chain on a gate to gain vehicle access. On Sunday, someone damaged the gate to gain vehicle access.
  • A Curwensville man will be arrested for an alleged incident of retail theft. Further, the man was identified committing thefts at the Fuel On store on Monday.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of trespass that occurred Tuesday on George Street.
  • Police were unable to locate a wanted person who was allegedly operating a vehicle in the area of Windy Hill on Tuesday.
  • Police received a report about the operator of a white Dodge Durango who was allegedly speeding and driving carelessly in Irvin Park on Tuesday.
  • After receiving a complaint Tuesday, police found several juveniles allegedly consuming alcohol at the Curwensville Commons. Police also found drug paraphernalia; the incident remains under investigation at this time.

DuBois City

  • On Monday, police received a report about an alleged incident of burglary that occurred in the 500 block of West Long Avenue. Further, a DuBois woman told police that someone stole her recently filled bottle of prescription medications. The incident, police said, remains under investigation at this time.
  • A hit-and-run accident occurred Monday in the first block of North Brady Street. Further, a Chrysler Town and Country van was parked for a delivery when it was struck by a Dodge Ram pick-up truck. A witness obtained license plate information for the truck, which was traced to the Punxsutawney area. The accident, police said, remains under investigation at this time.
  • On Monday, police received a report about an alarm at YBC on Parkway Drive. Upon arrival police found an employee accidentally activated the alarm.
  • Police checked the welfare of a woman at an apartment in the first block of West Scribner Avenue on Tuesday. The woman, police said, hadn’t been reached and the caller was aware the woman had health issues. Upon arrival police knocked several times and an officer heard the woman yelling for help. The woman, police said, had fallen and was transported to DuBois Penn Highlands for treatment.
  • On Tuesday, police received a report about an alleged theft from a motor vehicle that occurred in the 100 block of Hospital Avenue. Further, a man parked his vehicle and left its windows down while he was at an appointment. When he returned, he found that someone had taken his medication, which he’d just purchased. The incident, police said, remains under investigation at this time.
  • On Tuesday, a DuBois man reported receiving a telephone call from someone claiming to be with the federal government. The man was told he was under investigation and needed to provide bank account information. However, the man hung up on the caller who didn’t call him back. The incident, police said, remains under investigation at this time.
  • On Tuesday, police received a report about an alleged domestic disturbance in the first block of East Weber Avenue. The incident, police said, involved a woman and her adult daughter. Neither the woman nor her daughter was physically assaulted during the incident. The mother, police said, left the scene, and no charges were filed.

Sandy Township

  • On Monday, police received a report about a false alarm at a Treasure Lake residence.
  • A Hanes Drive woman reported Monday that her 17-year-old daughter was home alone and a known 25-year-old female walked toward her and started calling her vulgar names.
  • On Monday, a Hanes Drive resident reported hearing someone screaming in a neighboring apartment. Upon arrival police observed a 13-year-old girl running out of an apartment crying and screaming. The girl’s mother told police that the girl was suffering from mental health issues and had attacked her so her boyfriend intervened. Police handled the situation without incident.
  • On Tuesday, an employee of UDI reported hearing a loud explosion from across the street. Police searched the area with negative results.
  • On Tuesday, police received a report about a false alarm at a Treasure Lake residence.
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