CLEARFIELD – Two daytime burglary spree suspects appeared for their preliminary hearings on Wednesday during Centralized Court at the Clearfield County Jail.
In the first case, Gary Anthony Cameron, 24, of Weedville waived charges of burglary; conspiracy/theft by unlawful taking; criminal trespass; theft by unlawful taking; criminal mischief; and receiving stolen property.
For this case, Eric Wesley Lamoreau, 26, of Mahaffey waived his charges on Nov. 5. He was charged with burglary; conspiracy/burglary; conspiracy/criminal trespass; criminal trespass; conspiracy/theft by unlawful taking; and theft by unlawful taking.
In a second case, Cameron waived all charges, including two counts each of conspiracy/burglary; burglary; conspiracy/criminal trespass; criminal trespass; conspiracy/theft by unlawful taking and one count each of theft by unlawful taking; receiving stolen property; and criminal mischief.
For this case, Lamoreau waived charges of conspiracy/burglary; burglary; conspiracy/criminal trespass; criminal trespass; conspiracy/theft by unlawful taking; theft by unlawful taking; receiving stolen property; and criminal mischief.
According to the affidavit of probable cause in the first case, Lawrence Township police received a report about an alleged burglary Oct. 28 on Calvary Road. Upon arrival the victims told police they left for work that morning and when one arrived home, he noticed glass on the floor in the basement.
The victim later discovered items were missing from the residence. He told police a child’s Pittsburgh Steelers money clip containing approximately $100 in bills; a wallet; a large bottle containing various coins; and a Hoyt camouflage bow were missing from the residence.
Upon further investigation, it was found that two males had arrived at a residence on Weber Road on the date in question. The males were inside a red Audi and presented themselves as searching for a missing dog. The Weber Road residence is in close proximity to that of the victims, the affidavit states.
Also, police learned that a red passenger car had stopped in front of the victim’s residence and then pulled into the driveway on Oct. 28.
On Oct. 30, police learned a red Audi had been observed in front of a Nelson Road residence. One male was observed in or near the vehicle and the other was walking towards the residence. Upon investigation police determined Lamoreau owned an Audi that was red in color.
On Oct. 31, police learned about the whereabouts of a suspected stolen bow. Lamoreau had allegedly contacted a juvenile in an attempt to sell a Hoyt bow. After speaking with police, the juvenile contacted Lamoreau and agreed to purchase the bow for $150. Lamoreau also sent the juvenile a photograph of the Hoyt bow, which was confirmed to belong to the victim.
On Nov. 1, police learned Lamoreau was willing to meet the juvenile at the One Stop store in Grampian. State police at Clearfield agreed to interdict Lamoreau at the store, which they did and took him into custody. At that time, he turned over the Hoyt bow to state police. Lamoreau was subsequently transported to the state police barracks in Woodland.
The victim responded to the state police barracks and positively identified the Hoyt bow, as the one allegedly removed from his residence on Oct. 28. It was noted that the victim provided specific “after-market” features to the bow.
According to the affidavit of probable cause for the second case, police received a report about an alleged forcibly opened door Oct. 29 at a Clearfield – Glen Richey Highway residence. The victim told police she left that morning and when she returned that afternoon, she noticed damage to a side door.
Upon arrival police searched the residence, which they found vacant. Upon further investigation, it was found that someone had entered several rooms; the only missing item was a dish containing approximately $2 in change.
Police found a pair of foot impressions inside the master bedroom. The foot impressions were large enough to suggest a male suspect. However, police noted that sole impressions weren’t visible in the carpet fibers.
That day police received a report about a suspicious vehicle in the area of Firetower Road. A witness advised police about a red Audi being pulled off the roadway behind brush and two males exited from it. Police were further advised that one male placed a bag in the window, which is commonly used to signal that it’s disabled.
The witness told police the males pulled up their hoods on their sweatshirts and walked towards a residential area of Firetower Road. Upon arrival to the scene, police were unable to locate the vehicle but found impressions, where they believed it entered a grassy area.
Later Oct. 29, police were requested to check a Firetower Road residence for possible signs of intrusion. A red Audi had been observed in the immediate area of the residence. Upon arrival police found someone had forcibly opened the front door and upon searching the residence they found it vacant. The victim advised police that there wasn’t anything missing from the residence.
In an interview, Lamoreau told police that on Oct. 28, he drove Cameron to the Weber Road residence, which was occupied at the time. He proceeded to drive to the vicinity of the Calvary Road residence and stopped when asked by Cameron.
According to Lamoreau, Cameron exited the vehicle for a number of minutes. He told police when Cameron returned, he was carrying the Hoyt bow that was found in his (Lamoreau) possession on Nov. 1.
Lamoreau also admitted to driving Cameron to a residence on Nelson Road. He told police that he stayed inside the vehicle while Cameron approached the residence. Lamoreau indicated that Cameron didn’t make entry at this residence.
Lamoreau told police that on Oct. 29, he drove Cameron to the Firetower Road residence. Lamoreau said that he didn’t believe Cameron took anything from the residence, as it appeared no one was living there.
Lamoreau denied any involvement with the burglary at the Clearfield – Glen Richey Highway residence. However, police said it occurred during the same timeframe as the other burglaries and in the same manner.
On Nov. 5, Lamoreau told police that on the morning of Oct. 28, Cameron asked him if he wanted “to do what he does.” Lamoreau said he asked what he meant to which Cameron told him to “go rob houses.”
Lamoreau told police he agreed to do it. He said that Cameron entered or attempted to enter at each residence.