CLEARFIELD – A 26-year-old Mahaffey man allegedly involved in a Lawrence Township burglary incident waived his right to a preliminary hearing during Centralized Court on Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.
Eric Wesley Lamoreau, 26, of Mahaffey has been charged with criminal trespass; conspiracy/theft by unlawful taking; theft by unlawful taking; conspiracy/burglary; burglary; and conspiracy/criminal trespass.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Lawrence Township police received a report about an alleged burglary Oct. 28 on Calvary Road. Upon arrival the victims told police they left for work that morning and when one arrived home, he noticed glass on the floor in the basement.
The victim later discovered items were missing from the residence. He told police a child’s Pittsburgh Steelers money clip containing approximately $100 in bills; a wallet; a large bottle containing various coins; and a Hoyt camouflage bow were missing from the residence.
Upon further investigation, it was found that two males had arrived at another residence on Weber Road. The males were inside a red Audi and presented themselves as searching for a missing dog. The Weber Road residence is in close proximity to that of the victims, the affidavit states.
On Oct. 30, police learned a red Audi had been observed in front of a Nelson Road residence. One male was observed in or near the vehicle and the other was walking towards the residence. Upon investigation police determined Lamoreau owned an Audi that was red in color.
On Oct. 31, police learned about the whereabouts of a suspected stolen bow. Lamoreau had allegedly contacted a juvenile in an attempt to sell a Hoyt bow. After speaking with police, the juvenile contacted Lamoreau and agreed to purchase the bow for $150. Lamoreau also sent the juvenile a photograph of the Hoyt bow, which was confirmed to belong to the victim.
On Nov. 1, police learned Lamoreau was willing to meet the juvenile at the One Stop store in Grampian. State police at Clearfield agreed to interdict Lamoreau at the store, which they did and took him into custody. At that time, he turned over the Hoyt bow to state police. Lamoreau was subsequently transported to the state police barracks in Woodland.
The victim responded to the state police barracks and positively identified the Hoyt bow, as the one allegedly removed from his residence on Oct. 28. It was noted that the victim provided specific “after-market” features to the bow.