DA: Fugitive of the Week Surrenders

CLEARFIELD – A wanted fugitive has voluntarily surrendered himself to authorities, announced Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. today.

Shaw identified the fugitive as Dennis James Zeigler II, 26, of White Deer Run Road, Allenwood. Zeigler was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on Oct. 20.

On Aug. 29, Patrolman Daniel Podliski of the Clearfield Borough police filed a criminal complaint against Zeigler. He charged him with burglary; criminal trespass; theft from a motor vehicle; institutional vandalism; criminal mischief; disorderly conduct; scattering rubbish; and public drunkenness.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Aug. 23, police were dispatched to the area of 216 E. Pine St. for a male who was allegedly getting into vehicles with municipal license plates on them. Upon investigation it was found that Zeigler had broken into a storage garage located at the intersection of Ruch Street and Healey Avenue.

It was found that Zeigler had caused approximately $1,804 worth of damage to the storage garage. It was also found that Zeigler unlawfully entered two vehicles owned by Clearfield County Government and removed items valued at approximately $218.75.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Sept. 17, at which time Zeigler failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Shaw stated that Zeigler voluntarily surrendered himself today to deputies from the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office. Zeigler is currently lodged in the Clearfield County Jail.

Shaw thanked the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office for its 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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