Arrest Made in DuBois Vehicle Theft Case

DUBOIS – The DuBois City Police Department announced that an arrest has been made in connection to a vehicle that was stolen on Jan. 4.

Police reported that on Jan. 4 they were asked to make contact with a person regarding someone driving a vehicle in his yard. The resident told police that this was the second time this had happened. He also told police that it was not just his yard that was being driven through.

Police were then dispatched to the area to meet a person who said his vehicle and other items had been stolen. He told police that he had two friends stay at his home that night and that they were gone when he woke up.

The DCPD stated that the vehicle was later recovered by the Sandy Township Police Department on Central Christian Road in the graveyard. The vehicle had been wrecked and abandoned. Several adjacent properties also showed signs of damage.

On Monday the DCPD received information about the stolen vehicle. A caller stated that he knew who had stolen the vehicle. Police contacted Joshua Burnside, who reportedly admitted to stealing the van, camcorders and Wii, but nothing else. Police said he also admitted to being at the residence the previous day. He reportedly told police that when his friend went to bed he took the keys and the items, left, picked up a friend, wrecked then left the scene. Burnside’s friend told police that she did not know the vehicle was stolen, that he told her he was borrowing it.

On Wednesday police executed an arrest warrant on Burnside. He was taken into custody, arraigned and placed in Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $15,000.

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