Police Blotter


State police at Philipsburg

  • An incident of burglary occurred sometime between Oct. 1, 2012 and July 31 at a garage located along Miller Road in Rush Township. During the incident, a known person allegedly entered the victim’s garage and removed $5,855 worth of car parts and tools. The incident, state police said, remains under investigation at this time.
  • An incident of DUI occurred Sunday in the area of Centre and Railroad streets in Rush Township. During the incident, a 47-year-old Philipsburg man was allegedly operating his vehicle without headlights and subsequently arrested for DUI.
  • An incident of burglary and theft by unlawful taking occurred July 1 on Spruce Street in the area of Fifth and Sixth streets in Philipsburg Borough. During the incident, three suspects allegedly entered the victim’s storage building through a large, sliding door, which was left open. Once inside they allegedly stole three tubs of ice cream, a gallon of ice tea, a frozen breakfast sandwich and a bottle of water. The total stolen, state police said, is estimated at $86; the incident remains under investigation.

Lawrence Township

  • Police received a report about a two-vehicle accident on Route 322/153 westbound. No injuries were reported and one vehicle was towed from the scene.
  • Police assisted the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office with transporting inmates from Houtzdale. Further, two inmates allegedly engaged in a physical altercation, and both township and borough police escorted the sheriff’s office to the courthouse.
  • Police received a report about an automatic fire alarm at a local business on Route 879. Further, police found the staff had accidentally activated the alarm.
  • Police received a report about an incident of bad checks from a local business. The incident, police said, remains under investigation, and charges will be filed.
  • Police received a report about civil issues and an incident of scattering rubbish.
  • Police received a report about a suspicious vehicle.
  • Police received a report about an alarm at a business on Mill Road. Upon arrival police found everything to be OK.
  • Police received a report about a structure fire at a residence on Lumadue Street. The caller advised police that she could smell smoke but couldn’t see a visible fire. Upon arrival police and the fire department checked the residence but didn’t locate any signs of smoke inside.

DuBois City

  • On Wednesday, police assisted state parole with attempting to serve a warrant at a Prospect Avenue residence. Upon arrival police found the male wasn’t any longer staying at the residence and in a rehabilitation center.
  • Police received a report about an incident of terroristic threats on Wednesday. The victim told police a known male made threats about stabbing her. Upon making contact with the male, he told police he was under stress and in need of help. The male, police said, spoke with crisis personnel and went to the hospital for an evaluation. Police noted the victim didn’t wish to pursue charges since the male was seeking help.
  • On Wednesday, police received a report about juveniles who were allegedly intoxicated at a residence on West Weber Avenue. The juveniles were gone upon police arrival; however, police spoke with an adult who advised there hadn’t been anyone drinking alcohol.
  • On Thursday, police received a report about a runaway juvenile in the 300 block of Daly Street. Police obtained a description of the male but were unable to locate him. However, police were notified later that the juvenile had returned.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of harassment by communications. The victim told police she was receiving harassing text messages from a known male. Police noted the victim didn’t want to pursue charges but did want to have the male advised not to contact her. Police subsequently contacted the male and warned him for his actions.

Sandy Township

  • On Wednesday, a resident reported that motorcycles were being operated on Loeb Avenue at high rates of speed.  Police searched the area but could not locate the offenders.
  • Police received a report about an alarm at Staples on Wednesday.
  • On Thursday, a Hanes Drive resident reported a disturbance at another apartment. Upon arrival police spoke with a 31-year-old woman who was having an argument with her 9-year-old over going to bed.  Police handled the situation without incident.
  • On Thursday, a South Main Street man reported that someone parked their truck in his driveway and left it there. Police located the driver, a 17-year-old DuBois boy who was visiting a friend. Police had his parents come remove the truck due to the late hour.
  • Police received a report about the operators of dirt bikes revving their engines and riding Thursday on Kilmer Road.  The offenders were gone upon police arrival.
  • A vehicle driven by a 55-year-old DuBois resident entered South Brady Street at Dixon Avenue and did not see another vehicle pulling from the alley, causing the two to collide.  No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene.
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