Fugitive Surrenders to Sheriff’s Deputies

Hepburn, Heather

Fugitive of the Week: Heather Hepburn (Provided photo)

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

Shaw identified the fugitive as Heather Hepburn, 29, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Penfield. Hepburn was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list Jan. 7.

On April 5, 2012, Officer Randall L. Young of the DuBois City Police Department filed a criminal complaint, charging Hepburn with driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving, obedience to traffic-control devices and stop signs and yield signs.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by Young states that on Dec. 4, 2011, while on routine patrol, officers observed a vehicle fail to stop at a red light at the intersection of Main Street and West Long Avenue in DuBois City. Officers also observed the vehicle fail to stop at a posted stop sign while traveling at a high rate of speed.

Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Young detected signs of impairment and requested that Hepburn perform field sobriety tests.  After administering the field sobriety tests, Hepburn was transported to the DuBois Regional Medical Center for blood testing.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 25, 2012, at which time all charges were held for court. On Nov. 1, 2012, Hepburn failed to appear for criminal call, and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Shaw stated that on April 2, Hepburn surrendered herself to deputies from the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office.  Shaw thanked the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this case.

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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