GantDaily Police Blotter

State police at Clearfield

  • An incident of forgery occurred sometime between Tuesday and Thursday on Buckskin Drive in Bradford Township. Further, someone allegedly attempted to transfer a large sum of the victim’s money to an account in Japan. They also allegedly signed the victim’s name without his permission in an attempt to transfer the money. State police said that there wasn’t a successful transfer of money to Japan.
  • A hit-and-run accident occurred May 16 on Centre Hill Road in Graham Township. Further, the operator of a vehicle attempted to cut a left-hand turn too sharply and entered the oncoming lane of travel. The vehicle subsequently impacted another operated by Beth Raydo of Philipsburg, which was approaching the intersection of Centre Hill and Summit Hill roads. Upon impact the operator of the vehicle stopped and identified himself as “Adam McCracken” before fleeing the scene without providing more information. State police said the male operator was in a full-size, white Dodge Ram pick-up; it may have minor damage to its front, left corner area. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Clearfield at 814-857-3800.
  • On Thursday an air rifle was found leaning against a tree in the area of the post office in Houtzdale Borough. Anyone wishing to claim the air rifle is asked to contact the state police at Clearfield at 814-857-3800.

Lawrence Township

  • Police received a report about a hit-and-run accident at the Wal-Mart parking lot.
  • Police received a report about a traffic complaint and speeding vehicles along Turnpike Avenue.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of theft by deception. The incident remains under investigation at this time, police said.
  • Police were requested to check the welfare of a male individual.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of retail theft that occurred at a local business.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of harassment. During the incident, a 20-year-old man was allegedly sending harassing instant messages to the victim. The incident remains under investigation at this time, police said.
  • Curwensville Borough police were assisted with handling an incident in their jurisdiction.

Curwensville Borough

  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of harassment that was determined to be unfounded on Tuesday.
  • Police located a stolen vehicle in the area of Center Street on Wednesday.
  • Police received a report about a suspicious person Thursday in the area of McGee Avenue. Upon investigation police learned that a male went to several residences, stated he was being chased and requested to use the phone. Police would like to advise residents not to allow unknown persons into their homes.
  • Police received a report about alleged bad checks passed at a State Street business.
  • Police received a report about cash that had allegedly been stolen last week. The victim refused to cooperate with police.
  • Police would like to warn residents about a phone scam in which a caller claims to be with the Publishers Clearing House. The caller allegedly informs residents that they have won a large cash prize and are required to send payment to process their winnings. Police would like to advise residents that the Publishers Clearing House doesn’t make such calls and to use caution in providing information to such callers.
  • Police were assisted by several county police agencies in locating a Curwensville man for whom there was a 302 warrant issued for. Police said the man was located in Patton Township, Centre County, and taken into custody. State parole assisted police with taking the man into custody and transporting him to Penn Highlands DuBois Hospital for an evaluation.

DuBois City

  • On Thursday police received a report about someone who allegedly stole an all-terrain vehicle from the first block of Quarry Avenue.  The incident remains under investigation at this time, police said.
  • A 49-year-old DuBois man was arrested for public drunkenness after he was found staggering as he walked Thursday on Juniata Street.  He was found to be on probation through Clearfield County.  He was transported to the Clearfield County Jail by the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Police received a report about an alleged assault victim outside the police station Thursday.  Further, police met with a 20-year-old DuBois man who alleged that he was assaulted in the 500 block of Juniata Street.  He told police that he was sleeping when he was awoken by a male in his bedroom.  The unknown male, he said, started to punch him about the head and body numerous times. The incident remains under investigation at this time, police said.

Sandy Township

  • On Wednesday a 17-year-old Treasure Lake boy was attempting to turn around his vehicle when he backed out of Treasure Lake Road onto Bay Road and into the path of a vehicle driven by a 62-year-old Treasure Lake woman. The woman was taken to Penn Highlands by private vehicle for minor to moderate injuries, and both vehicles were towed from the scene, police said.
  • A Treasure Lake woman alleged that someone took the registration trailer plate from her boat on Wednesday.
  • On Wednesday DuBois Mall Security notified police that someone had spray-painted graffiti on the building near the cinema.
  • On Thursday a 29-year-old Philips Creek Road man was cited for disorderly conduct after his 50-year-old mother alleged that he was yelling at her and threatening to destroy her property.
  • On Thursday a 46-year-old Treasure Lake man alleged that someone hacked his e-mail account and sent scam messages to his contact list.
  • On Thursday a 64-year-old South Main Street woman alleged receiving a message from someone claiming to be from the IRS and threatening a lawsuit against her. She recognized the call as a scam and did not provide them with any information.
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