CLEARFIELD – Nicole L. Luzier, 27, of Clearfield, who has been accused of neglecting her child and fighting with a woman, waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday during centralized court at the Clearfield County Jail.
Luzier has been charged by Lawrence Township police with endangering the welfare of children, recklessly endangering another person, harassment and disorderly conduct.
In a second case, she has been charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and defiant trespass. Luzier’s bail was reduced from $10,000 to $1,000 monetary in each case at her hearing.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Dec. 11 officers were dispatched to a report of a physical domestic disturbance at a Log Cabin Road residence. Clearfield County Control reported multiple hang-ups.
Upon arrival to the scene, the woman said Luzier left when she called 911. The two had been arguing over Luzier’s two-year-old daughter being unattended outside at 10:40 a.m. in 20-degree weather.
According to the woman, the child was on her front porch screaming and crying. She was only wearing a T-shirt and diaper with one shoe on and one boot on. She had “severe redness” to her hands and feet and she was shivering “uncontrollably.”
She took her inside to wrap her in a blanket; it was unknown how long she had been outside unattended.
The woman provided police with cell phone video she had of the child directly after bringing her inside, and she could be heard crying. The child also had visible redness on her hands and feet.
The woman said she attempted to make contact with Luzier to see what was going on. She wasn’t able to reach Luzier by telephone and Luzier eventually returned her call around 11:20 a.m. Luzier then came over and took custody of her daughter. She returned to her residence.
Luzier yelled at her and blamed her for the incident, the woman told police. When she returned to her residence, Luzier kept calling the woman but she didn’t answer.
The woman said this is when Luzier returned to her residence, and they engaged in an argument. The woman said she attempted to call 911, but Luzier ripped the phone from the wall.
When she went to a back bedroom to retrieve a cell phone, she said Luzier attempted to take it from her. When it escalated into a mutual scuffle, items were thrown around the residence.
Luzier also allegedly choked the woman around her neck and head-butted her. Officers observed markings on the woman’s neck and her hair in clumps on the floor.
The woman told police she did defend herself by punching Luzier in the face and pulling out some of her hair. She eventually managed to get Luzier outside and locked her out.
Police also made contact with Luzier, who had visible markings to her chest, a small cut on the side of her cheek and superficial cuts to the back of her neck.
During her interview with police, she claimed her daughter walked to the woman’s residence and she wasn’t aware she was missing. She said she must have fallen asleep after attempting to watch a movie with her. When she went to get her daughter from next door, she said the woman threatened to call the cops and she left.
According to Luzier, the woman followed her back home, kept making things worse and it was upsetting her. She said the woman left and later she wanted to find out if she had called police. Luzier said she called the woman who didn’t answer and she went back over to speak with her in person.
Luzier admitted to ripping the woman’s phone from the wall. When the woman shoved her, she said she head-butted her, and they both exchanged punches. After the altercation, Luzier said she went back home.
At approximately 3:28 p.m., the woman called police, saying she’d received approximately eight phone calls from Luzier. She also had four voice messages in which Luzier allegedly called her names and said she was a “no good person.”
The woman said Luzier had even returned to her door, kicked it and yelled from outside at her. The woman said she would be contacting Crossroads about a Protection from Abuse order against Luzier.
According to the affidavit, at 6:14 p.m. officers were dispatched to a report of a domestic disturbance after Luzier had returned to a woman’s residence.
Police were told Luzier was outside the residence kicking the door and yelling. Upon arrival to the scene, officers made contact with Luzier, and she was placed into custody.
Luzier claimed she was on the phone with the woman when she hung up, so she went next door to her residence. Luzier denied kicking the door or trying to break it down.
Luzier told police she simply knocked and was trying to make contact with the woman because her (Luzier’s) daughter didn’t have anything to sleep in, let alone wear.
Police made contact with the woman who related Luzier had been back at her residence after being advised by police not to return again at approximately 2:28 p.m.
Luzier was outside kicking the door, yelling and causing a scene, she told police. The woman said she contacted Crossroads about a PFA.
A probation officer contacted police and was advised Luzier would be charged in both incidents. The PO said he intended to contact the jail and request a verbal detainer for her violation.
According to the affidavit, on Dec. 9 police had a previous report from the code enforcement officer about a blonde-haired two-year-old child walking in a sleeper outfit along Log Cabin Road.
The code enforcement officer was concerned for the child while she wasn’t with an adult. She was unable to get near the child who was near a large dog. She told police she worried the child would run out into traffic and be struck by a car.
When she returned to her office, she contacted police. Her description matched the child being identified as belonging to Luzier. Police took custody of the child after the Dec. 11 incident, and she was turned over to a family member.