Osceola Mills Man Accused of Threatening Women, State Troopers with Chainsaw Waives Charges

Joseph J. Komisar (Provided photo)

Joseph J. Komisar (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – An Osceola Mills man accused of threatening two women and state troopers with a running chainsaw waived the charges to court at his preliminary hearing Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail.

Joseph J. Komisar, 53, of Osceola Mills has been charged with two counts each of terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person and then criminal mischief, harassment and disorderly conduct. For this, his bail has been set at $50,000 monetary.

Komisar has also been charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and simple assault and then one count of harassment. For this, his bail has been set at $100,000 monetary.

According to the affidavits of probable cause, on Nov. 20 state police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Trcziyulny Street in Osceola Mills. A woman had requested assistance from state police, as she’d asked Komisar to leave, but he’d refused to do so.

She told troopers Komisar started yelling at her and then shoved her. After he was outside the residence, he allegedly started pounding on windows and doors and yelled threats at her and a friend who was also there.

He then left but came back with a chainsaw and made entry by pushing in a window. While holding the running chainsaw, Komisar allegedly began yelling that he was going to kill everyone inside the residence. Both women fled and sought refuge with a neighbor.

State police made contact with the woman a few residences away from hers. Troopers then attempted to make contact with Komisar and knocked on the door.  He approached after being asked to exit but was observed starting a chainsaw. He then allegedly threatened to kill the two troopers.

When Komisar struck and broke a portion of the glass in the door and the window blind, troopers backed away from the residence and requested assistance. While waiting, Komisar again threatened to harm troopers from an upstairs window and he was operating the chainsaw, according to the affidavits.

The affidavit also stated that Komisar used the chainsaw to cause damage to the walls and window blinds inside of the bedroom.

When back-up arrived at the scene, troopers attempted to make contact with Komisar again. He would not engage with troopers other than to tell them to leave. He had secured all of the doors to the residence.

The woman provided troopers with a key and entry was made through the kitchen area. He was observed upstairs at the top of the steps in possession of a small knife. After several minutes, he put the knife on the ground, came down the steps and was taken into custody.

After being placed in a patrol unit, Komisar became irate and started yelling at troopers. A trooper entered the back seat for transport per policy, at which time Komisar threatened and then spit on him. Troopers placed a spit mask on Komisar, and he was transported to county jail without incident.

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