GantDaily Weekend Police Blotter

State police at Clearfield

  • An incident of DUI occurred Sunday on Logan Street in Osceola Mills Borough. Further, a 45-year-old Osceola Mills man was pulled over for a traffic violation while operating an all-terrain vehicle on the roadway. He was subsequently arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • An incident of harassment occurred Saturday on Fourth Avenue in Curwensville Borough. Further, two Curwensville men were told to no longer have contact with each other on Friday; on Saturday both were allegedly yelling at each other at the Curwensville Commons. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Clearfield at 814-857-3800.
  • An incident of criminal mischief occurred July 6 on LeContes Mills Road in Girard Township. During the incident, a known female allegedly damaged two tires on the victim’s vehicle by using a sharp instrument to puncture them. The incident remains under investigation at this time, and anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Clearfield at 814-857-3800.
  • An incident of theft by unlawful taking/receiving stolen property occurred sometime between July 6 and Friday on Route 2012 in Boggs Township. During the incident, someone allegedly stole PennDOT’s road signs. PennDOT recovered both signs, which were damaged, at two, different locations, state police said. The incident remains under investigation at this time, and anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Clearfield at 814-857-3800.
  • An incident of theft from a motor vehicle occurred sometime between June 26 and July 13 at Crossroads Boulevard in Beccaria Township. During the incident, someone allegedly stole a card reader from an Institute for Natural Resources’ employee vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Clearfield at 814-857-3800.
  • An accident occurred Sunday on Main Street in Grampian Borough. Patrick A. Turner of Grampian was traveling north when he reached down for his cell phone. While reaching for his phone, his vehicle traveled onto the right shoulder and impacted a legally parked vehicle. Turner was cited for the accident. State police were assisted by the Grampian Fire Department and towing services.

State police at DuBois

  • An incident of harassment, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct occurred Saturday at Nittany Minit Mart on the Bennetts Valley Highway in Huston Township. During the incident, a group of individuals allegedly engaged in a verbal argument in the parking lot. It allegedly escalated to the individuals pushing each other; a vehicle was also struck by a tow chain, which damaged its rear, state police said.
  • An incident of theft occurred sometime Thursday or Friday at BK Asphalt in Washington Township. During the incident, someone allegedly stole a 2006 New Holland LS185B skid steer. The incident remains under investigation at this time, and anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at DuBois at 814-371-4652.
  • On July 15 a 17-year-old DuBois boy was allegedly found in possession of multiple items of drug paraphernalia on South Pancoast Road in Warsaw Township. Charges will be filed through the Jefferson County Juvenile Justice Department.
  • An incident of harassment occurred Thursday on Route 950 in Winslow Township. During the incident, a Reynoldsville man and woman allegedly engaged in an argument. Both allegedly pushed and struck each other and were charged for the incident as a result, state police said.
  • An incident of DUI occurred July 10 on South Third Street in Reynoldsville Borough. During the incident, a 53-year-old Reynoldsville man was allegedly stopped for a traffic violation and found to be DUI. Charges are currently pending at this time, state police said.

State police at Philipsburg

  • An incident of domestic violence/terroristic threats occurred Sunday on South Second Street in Philipsburg Borough. Further, the victim contacted state police to allege a 33-year-old Philipsburg man had threatened him and his girlfriend with a knife during an argument. The victim explained that the man was being loud while he and his girlfriend were attempting to sleep. The victim said he confronted the man and asked him to be quiet, which made him become angry and argumentative. The victim alleged that the man then grabbed a knife and threatened him and his girlfriend. State police took the man into custody on charges of terroristic threats, reckless endangering, harassment and disorderly conduct.

State police at Punxsutawney

  • An incident of harassment occurred June 27 on Shaffer Lane in Timblin Borough. During the incident, someone had allegedly called and harassed the victim over a two-year period. The incident remains under investigation at this time, state police said.
  • An incident of access device fraud occurred sometime between April 27 and May 13 on North Main Street in Young Township. During the incident, a known male allegedly made unauthorized charges to the victim’s account at Solar Consultants. The incident is pending further investigation, state police said.
  • An incident of DUI occurred Saturday on Route 119 and Bottle Road in Henderson Township. During the incident, a Burnside male was allegedly stopped and arrested for DUI. The incident remains under investigation at this time.
  • An Internet scam occurred July 15 on Route 119 in Bell Township. Further, the victim alleged that he’d attempted to purchase a vehicle from Craig’s List and was scammed out of $2,500. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Punxsutawney at 814-938-0510.
  • An incident of DUI occurred June 25 on South Main Street Extension in Young Township. During a traffic stop, a Rossiter man was allegedly arrested for DUI. The incident remains under investigation at this time, state police said.
  • An incident of DUI occurred June 6 on Benson Road in Young Township. Further, a known male was allegedly stopped and found to be DUI.

State police at Ridgway

  • An incident of unsworn falsification occurred Feb. 21 at the Wal-Mart in Fox Township. During the incident, a known male allegedly attempted to purchase a firearm and provided false information on the application. He was denied the purchase of the firearm; the incident remains under investigation at this time.

Clearfield Borough

  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of trespassing along East Market Street. The male was located by police and determined to have an active warrant out of Indiana, Pa. Police said that a constable responded and took custody of the male.
  • Police responded to a parking complaint along Power Avenue.
  • Police received a report about a neighbor’s dog coming into the caller’s yard and defecating. The caller then alleged that the dog’s owner is drunk all of the time and comes to retrieve the dog while intoxicated.
  • Police responded to a business along Daisy Street for a mental health call. Upon arrival police found that the male was elderly and confused.  Police said that a family member was contacted to respond and pick up the male.
  • Police responded to a residence along Nichols Street for a fireworks noise complaint. After a search of the area, the complaint was unfounded, police said.
  • Police responded to a report about an unknown male who was allegedly inside the caller’s house along Turnpike. The male was gone upon arrival and police searched the area but did not locate the male; the incident remains under investigation.
  • Police responded to North Fifth Street for a threat of suicide; however, the actor was gone upon arrival. The caller told police that she was missing a lot of medication and showed officers to a room where the actor had been staying. Police allegedly located multiple drug paraphernalia items in the room along with crushed pill residue. Police located the actor a short distance away from the residence and took her into custody.
  • Police were contacted about a health and safety issue for food workers. The caller was directed to contact the Department of Health.
  • Police responded to a report about illegal dumping in the area of Chester and Cumberland streets. The complaint was unfounded, police said.
  • Police responded to River Road for a report about kids who were allegedly throwing rocks at ducks. The juveniles were warned for their actions, police said.
  • Police were contacted by a female in reference to a possible warrant she held through the department. Police located the “failure to respond” warrant and advised the female.  She responded to the police station and entered a guilty plea on the warrant.
  • Police responded to a local business for a report about an open door. Officers searched the business, which resulted in negative contact with persons. A key holder responded and was able to secure the door.
  • Police responded to a South Second Street residence for a report about an alleged incident of harassment. The complaint was unfounded, police said.
  • Police responded to South Second Street for a traffic complaint. The vehicle was gone upon police arrival.
  • Police responded to East Cherry Street for a non-reportable accident.
  • Police responded to NW Third Avenue for a fireworks complaint. However, the actors were gone upon police arrival.
  • While on patrol, police located a male and female who were allegedly arguing in a parking lot along Reed Street. Both were warned for their actions and advised if it continued, they would be cited for disorderly conduct.
  • Police responded to a vehicle lockout and were able to gain entry without damage.
  • Police responded to a welfare check. The male was located at Lawrence Park Village by Lawrence Township police.
  • Police received a report about an alleged sexual assault. The incident remains under investigation, police said.
  • Police received a report about an alleged physical assault. The incident remains under investigation, police said.
  • A pink ladies’ wallet was turned into police. The owner can claim the wallet at the Clearfield Borough police station.

Lawrence Township

  • Police received a report about an alleged retail theft that occurred on Supercenter Drive.
  • State police were assisted with attempting to locate a suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident that occurred on Interstate 80.
  • A representative from Children & Youth Services was assisted at a residence at Lawrence Park Village.
  • Police received a report about a business alarm along Plaza Drive. Upon arrival police found everything to be OK.
  • Police received a report about a motorist who was possibly driving under the influence.
  • Police were notified about a traffic violation that occurred along the Rockton Mountain Highway and Mount Zion Road.
  • Police received a report about suspicious activity in the Byers Street area. Upon arrival police were unable to locate anyone.
  • Police assisted emergency personnel on Willow Drive.
  • Police were requested to check the welfare of a Glen Richey resident. Upon arrival police found everything to be OK.
  • Police received a report about a business alarm on Route 879. Upon arrival police found everything to be OK.
  • State police in Delaware were assisted with locating a township resident.
  • Police received a report about a hit-and-run accident that occurred at Wal-Mart.
  • Police received a burning complaint that occurred on Mount Joy Road.
  • Police received a report about a dog that was riding in the bed of a truck.
  • Police received a report about an activated alarm at Lowe’s. Upon arrival police found everything to be OK.
  • Police received a report about a motorist who was possibly driving under the influence on Route 879. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
  • Police received a report about a burning complaint in the Hyde area.
  • Police received a report about an erratic driver in the area of Route 879 and South Second Street. However, the vehicle was gone upon police arrival.
  • Police received a report about a dog that was inside a vehicle in the area of Plaza Drive.
  • Police received a report about a small landslide that occurred on Firetower Road.
  • Police received a report about multiple 911 hang-up calls in the area of Soccer Drive.
  • Police received a report about dirt bikes being driven on the roadway in the area of Lawrence Avenue. However, the actors were gone upon police arrival.
  • Police received a report about an alleged domestic dispute at the Lawrence Park Village.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of criminal mischief on Montgomery Run Road. Further, someone allegedly struck a rear windshield of a parked vehicle with a bottle.
  • Police received a report about a hit-and-run accident that occurred in the Clearfield area within the past week. Further, a red Chevy truck was struck by a suspect vehicle, police said.
  • Police responded to the Riverside Motel for a male who was allegedly being disorderly. Police handled the incident at the scene.
  • Police received a report about a civil issue in the area of Robinson Avenue.
  • Police responded to a psychological emergency in the Glen Richey area. Further, the individual was transported to Penn Highlands Clearfield for treatment.
  • Police responded to a motor vehicle accident on Lick Run Road. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was driven from the scene, police said.
  • Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the Snappy’s Convenience Store. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was driven from the scene, police said.
  • Police received a report about an alleged fight.
  • Clearfield emergency personnel were assisted with gaining access to a hotel room while a patient needed medical attention.

Decatur Township

  • Police received a report about a motor vehicle accident on Parsonville Road. The operator of a vehicle crossed the centerline and impacted another vehicle. One person was transported to UPMC Altoona for medical treatment, police said.
  • Police arrested a female for allegedly driving under the influence when she was stopped on Circle Road for operating an ATV on the roadway.
  • Police received a report about ATVS being operated on Mease Road during the day and nighttime hours, which was becoming a nuisance.
  • Police received a report about drums being played in Houtzdale. Further, police made contact with the actor who agreed to stop.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of criminal mischief on McAteer Street. Further, someone allegedly slashed the tires on the victim’s vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Decatur Township police.
  • Police received a report about 20-plus side-by-side and utility terrain vehicles that were passing cars and being driven recklessly on Coal Run Road in the area of Monoskey Lane. Police were unable to locate the vehicles upon arrival.

DuBois City

  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of criminal mischief in the 500 block of South Avenue on Friday.  During the incident, someone allegedly smashed out a window in the side of a house.  The caller told police that they did not believe anyone was able to gain entry. Neither a theft nor additional damage was reported to police.
  • On Friday police were dispatched to Hoover Avenue for an alleged shoplifter.  Upon arrival police were advised store loss prevention had an adult male from Colorado in custody for retail theft.  The male allegedly admitted to police that he had attempted to steal Atkins snacks, Prilosec OTC, Excedrin, Alka Seltzer and Preparation H from the store, which totaled $42.95. After confirming his identity and criminal history, the male was arraigned on summary retail theft charges.  Collateral and a plea were collected and the male was released from police custody.
  • On Friday a resident on the 300 block of South Highland Street alleged that someone drove a vehicle through her yard and caused damage to her hedges sometime through the day.  Police canvassed the neighborhood and made contact with other residents.  Police were neither able to identify any witnesses nor obtain a vehicle description.  Police are still searching for the suspect vehicle.
  • Police were dispatched to an activated burglar alarm near Main Street and Long Avenue on Friday.  Upon arrival police found everything to be OK.  A key holder didn’t respond, and no further action was required of police.
  • Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Liberty Boulevard for a report about suspicious activity on Friday. The caller reported a male who was in a pick-up truck and shining a light in the window of a closed business.  Upon arrival police found that both the vehicle and male were gone. Police checked the area but were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description.
  • Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Lane Street for a noise complaint on Saturday.  Police made contact with the homeowner and he was advised to keep the noise down, which he complied to.
  • Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Pifer Street for an alleged domestic disturbance on Saturday.  Upon arrival to the scene, police were able to mediate and resolve the situation.
  • The driver of a 1996 white Ford truck struck the rear bumper of a 2010 black Chevrolet Impala on Saturday.  The driver then left the scene.  Police were able to locate the Ford truck and obtain insurance information.  Charges are pending at this time, police said.
  • Police were called to the Get Go on Saturday while the clerk was allegedly threatened by a man. Further, the man had allegedly become agitated by the clerk wanting his identification for a cigarette purchase. The incident remains under investigation at this time, police said.
  • Police were called to a residence in the 100 block of East Washington Avenue for an alleged break in on Saturday. Upon arrival police located forced entry; however, nothing was taken from the residence. The incident remains under investigation at this time, police said.
  • Police stopped a 1991 Ford Ranger after observing the truck hit the curb twice on Maple Avenue on Saturday.  The driver, a 50-year-old Burnside man, was found to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and for a blood draw at Penn Highlands West.  Charges are pending the results of the toxicology testing, police said.
  • On Saturday a 23-year-old Reynoldsville man intentionally bumped the rear end of another car with his own car on Liberty Boulevard and also committed numerous traffic violations.  The road rage incident was a result of prior issue with the driver of the vehicle in front of him, police said, adding the man will be cited for multiple violations.

Sandy Township

  • On Friday a 31-year-old man alleged that a 47-year-old man was walking his dogs in an area that was posted “No Dogs.” When he confronted the man he said they engaged in an argument. Police handled the situation without incident.
  • A 30-year-old Curwensville man was charged with retail theft after Wal-Mart employees allegedly caught him attempting to take $60.10 worth of merchandise on Friday.
  • Police received a report about a false alarm at a Treasure Lake residence on Saturday.
  • A 52-year-old St. Mary’s woman reported that while her vehicle was parked Saturday at the Treasure Lake Ski Lodge, someone hit and damaged it.
  • Police received a report about a dog in a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Upon arrival police located the vehicle, and the windows were partially down and the dog was not in distress.  The situation was handled without incident, police said.
  • A 60-year-old Wayne Road resident reported hearing someone trying to get into the apartment next to her own on Saturday. Upon arrival police searched the area and could not find any evidence of a break in.  The situation was handled without incident, police said.
  • Police received a report about five juveniles who were allegedly climbing on the roof of the Clarion Inn on Saturday. Upon arrival police located three of the juveniles and their parents and handled the situation without incident.
  • On Saturday a 40-year-old DuBois woman alleged that a 30-year-old woman and her sister and husband came to a party at her home, and the husband was highly intoxicated. When the woman asked the man to leave she said that the the 30-year-old caused a disturbance and hit the 40-year-old in the face.  The incident remains under investigation, police said.
  • Police received a report about a 29-year-old Everett man who was allegedly causing a disturbance Sunday at Cayman Landing in Treasure Lake. Upon arrival police found the man asleep in his camper.  The situation was handled without incident, police said.
  • A Hanes Drive resident reported a man beating on the back door of her residence on Sunday. However, the man was gone upon police arrival.
  • On Sunday a 60-year-old Treasure Lake woman reported that while working on her computer she got a pop-up, stating that there was a Trojan horse on her computer; it gave her a phone number to contact to fix the problem. The woman contacted the company called Geek Techs and gave them access to her computer.  When she contacted a local tech support company a few days later she discovered the Geek techs had installed a back door on her computer to obtain personal information.
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