LT Police Commended for Efforts to Find Missing Teen

CLEARFIELD – The Lawrence Township police and supervisors last night thanked the efforts of all who worked to find a missing teen recently. 

Commendations were expressed especially towards Officer Shawn Kronenwetter for his efforts in the investigation, especially in working with other states and federal authorities, Sgt. James Glass noted during the meeting. 

Supervisor Bill Lawhead added that Kronenwetter also did a great job in representing the department in press releases, etc.

Sadieanne Jenkins, 16, was reported missing Oct. 6 and reported found on Nov. 30 in Lincoln, Neb.

Also under police, the supervisors approved a new fax/copier/printer for the police department at a cost of $1,245 after trade in. 

The current fax machine is not working correctly and this will upgrade the system and save about $2,100 per year, Glass said.  The new machine is a Canon Image C5030.

The police also extend thanks to the Grice family and Elks for recent donations.  Also, the Clearfield Christian and Missionary Alliance Church provided Thanksgiving dinners to officers on duty during the holiday.

The supervisors also discussed a request for Act 13 funds from Clearfield EMS.  The request was originally made last year for $50,000 towards the purchase of a new ambulance.  The company is still asking for help but is not making a specific amount request.

Secretary Barbara Shaffner reported that after the meeting last year when the request was made, the EMS also sent letters to other municipalities they serve asking for donations, but only one municipality has responded.

The supervisors noted the money has been earmarked primarily for paving projects and part-time police officers. 

“I feel we should give them something,” Lawhead added, noting they provide advanced life support and are critical to the area. 

However, after some discussion, the supervisors also agreed that the other municipalities served by Clearfield EMS, which comprise most of the county, should also donate and Lawrence Township will match those donations.

Under the code enforcement officer’s report, residents of Country Club and Longmeadow are reminded that inflow and infiltration problems continue to plague the area and all submersible pumps and downspouts must be disconnected from the sewer system.  Residents face fines of $1,000 for not complying.

Township residents are also reminded they must keep any and all animals confined to their properties.  This includes, but is not limited to, chickens, horses, ducks, geese, dogs, cats and so on.  The township has been receiving reports of animals getting loose and then being destructive on other properties.

In other business:

  • Solicitor James Naddeo reported he had a letter from attorney William Kriner on behalf of Moshannon Mining regarding an area in the township used as a stockpile and offering the township the deed for the property, which the supervisors accepted.
  • The supervisors approved release of bonds for Flegal and Pifer roads contingent on roadmaster inspection.
  • An agreement with the Clearfield Area School District for salt was continued until the district is able to build a storage shed.
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