Tip Leads to Fugitive’s Capture

Fugitive of the Week: Destiny Gasbarre (Provided photo)

Fugitive of the Week: Destiny Gasbarre (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. has announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.

Shaw identified the fugitive as Destiny Gasbarre, 26, of Rumbarger Avenue, Dubois. Gasbarre was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on Monday.

On Feb. 6, Officer Travis Goodman of the Sandy Township Police Department filed a criminal complaint against Gasbarre. He charged Gasbarre with multiple counts of forgery, F3; access device fraud, M2; theft by unlawful taking, M2; and receiving stolen property, M3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Oct. 3, 2014, the victim alleged to police that her check card had been stolen. Upon investigation police allegedly found that Gasbarre had used the check card to make numerous purchases at several, different locations. The total amount charged to the account was $2,877.83, police said.

A preliminary hearing was held on March 13, at which time all charges were held to court. On July 16, Gasbarre failed to appear at a Pre-trial Conference, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

In a separate case, Corporal Orlando Prosper of the Dubois City Police Department filed a criminal complaint on Feb. 12. He charged Gasbarre with receiving stolen property, M3.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Oct. 18, 2014, police were dispatched to a home located on Brady Street for an alleged burglary. Upon investigation police allegedly found that Gasbarre had been in possession of currency removed from the home.

A preliminary hearing was held on March 13, at which time all charges were held to court. On July 16, Gasbarre failed to appear at a Pre-Trial Conference, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Shaw stated that on Tuesday Dubois City police received a tip regarding Gasbarre’s location. Officers arrived at the location where they received permission to search for Gasbarre.

Gasbarre was eventually located above the ceiling tiles in a bedroom. Gasbarre was then turned over to deputies of the Clearfield County Sheriff’s office. Gasbarre is currently lodged at the Clearfield County Jail.

Shaw thanked the Dubois City Police Department and Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this case. Shaw further acknowledged that Gasbarre was located as the direct result of citizens who are willing to provide information to law enforcement.

Anyone with knowledge of a fugitive’s location is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at 800-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney Web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime.”

 

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