Clearfield Man Waives Hearings on Drug Paraphernalia, Retail Theft Charges

CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield man waived his right to hearings on two seperate cases involving drug paraphernalia and retail theft Wednesday.

Denny S. Baily, 27, is charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft.

According to court records, on Aug. 24 an officer with the Lawrence Township Police Department was on patrol on Old Penfield Road when he observed a vehicle pulled over to the side of the road. Inside were two men. The vehicle was a covertible witht he top down.

Officer Michael Spencer stopped as he felt the it was suspicious. He noted that the driver made a motion to the area under his seat. He also noted that both men appeared nervous after he approached the vehicle. He asked them for their information. The driver was identified Bailey.

While speaking with them Spencer noted a small blue bag near the driver’s side tire. He asked them about the bag and any other object’s within the car. He reported that Bailey initially denied any knowledge of controlled substance or paraphernalia but then changed his answer.

Bailey reportedly handed the officer a spoon from under the seat as well as a syringe. The syringe was not capped. The cap was retrieved and placed on the syringe. Bailey was removed from the vehicle and placed in custody, as was his passenger. Bailey reportedly told the officer that the syringe had been full of heroine but that the contents were released on the floor when he noticed the officer.

Bailey’s second case occurred on Sept. 12 at the Wal-Mart Supercenter. Lawrence Townshp Police were called to the Supercenter for a theft. Spencer met with the complainant who stated that when she pulled up she observed several games in the spot in front of her car. The woman said she got out and checked them out. She told her daughter to go to the store and get the manager.

The woman reported that while she was waiting she was approached by two people. They made small talk and then entered a car. She stated that another man of African-American descent, approached her, grabbed her and pushed her away from the merchandise. The man then grabbed the games and got into the car with the other two. The vehicle pulled away. It was described as a convertible. 

Spencer later viewed video footage that showed an African-American man in the video game section of the store. The officer noted that the man could clearly be seen taking games from the shelf and placing them under his shirt. He then leaves the store. Bailey is then seen on camera wearing a black shirt with the words “South Pole” printed on it.

Spencer continued to investigate and found the convertible parked on Wood Avenue. When he pulled up he noted a man looking out the window. Spencer noted that a lot of action could be heard from within the house. Several people were seen before the lights went out. Spencer went to the door and Bailey reportedly exited. He noted that Bailey was still wearing the black shirt. Bailey was patted down and a syringe was found in his right front pocket. Bailey and the others were taken into custody.

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