GANT Police Blotter

State police at Punxsutawney

  • State police received a report about an incident of harassment that occurred Aug. 26 in Henderson Township. According to state police, a juvenile stated he was burned under his right eye by a cigarette. However, upon further investigation, the incident was listed as unfounded.
  • State police received a report about an incident of theft that occurred Aug. 10 on Route 119 in Punxsutawney. During the incident, a 25-year-old female allegedly stole several items from the victim’s residence and then fled the scene. State police are continuing their investigation at this time.

State police at Ridgway

  • State police received a report about an incident of theft by deception that occurred Monday in the Family Dollar parking lot in Johnsonburg. According to state police, the victim was contacted by an unknown caller via phone. The caller allegedly scammed the victim into sending $150 via pre-paid iTunes cards. State police are continuing their investigation at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ridgway barracks at 814-776-6136.

Lawrence Township

  • Police attempted to serve a mental health warrant at a local business on Route 879.
  • Police served an arrest warrant on a Clearfield man for failure to pay. He was able to pay the balance due and released by police.
  • Police received a report about an alleged retail theft at Wal-Mart. Police say a 30-year-old Sykesville woman will be cited for the incident.
  • Police received a report about alleged threats, harassment and bullying toward a 5-year-old.
  • Police received a report about an alarm.
  • Police received a report about a psychological emergency in the area of Mount Joy Road.
  • Police conducted a traffic stop near the Clearfield Mall. A female driver was allegedly under the influence of controlled substances.

Sandy Township

  • On Friday police received a report about a male who had been lying on the side of Shafer Road. When he got up, he walked to Taco Bell but appeared to be impaired, a witness told police. Upon arrival, police found the male, age 14, who stated he’d twisted his ankle while walking to the restaurant. He had to stop to rest before continuing to walk there. Police gave the juvenile a ride home. 
  • On Saturday a woman reported to police that someone removed her catalytic converter while her vehicle was parked at the Sandy Plaza.
  • On Saturday a 22-year-old woman reported that two of her boyfriend’s relatives came to their house on Dixon Avenue and started yelling at them. However, they were gone upon police arrival to the scene.
  • On Saturday a 30-year-old South Brady Street resident reported that her neighbor had been shining a flashlight in her window. Officers spoke to the 71-year-old neighbor and handled the situation without incident.
  • On Saturday a 63-year-old Bobbette Motel resident reported they were being harassed by another resident. Officers located the 53-year-old man who was in his room. He was taken into custody for a probation violation, and then turned over to Clearfield County Probation.
  • On Saturday police reported that a vehicle driven by a 54-year-old Treasure Lake man was stopped at the light at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Shaffer Road. At the same time, a vehicle driven by a 37-year-old Easton woman was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the man’s vehicle. Minor damage and no injuries were reported, police said, and the woman was cited for driving on a suspended license.
  • On Sunday a Minns Road resident reported hearing a banging noise outside her residence and then her alarm went off. Upon investigation, officers located two cats under the back porch that were the cause of the banging noise.
  • On Sunday a 77-year-old Reynoldsville woman reported that her purse was stolen from her shopping cart while at Wal-Mart. The purse was later found in the men’s room with her wallet missing.  Police are continuing their investigation at this time.
  • Police responded to Mankind Lane for a report about a suspicious male walking in between houses. Upon arrival, officers located a white vehicle and the driver, a 35-year-old DuBois man, approached them asking if they had seen a drone. Officers identified the man and it was determined his driver’s license was suspended.  While investigating, officers allegedly located drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. Charges are currently pending at this time.




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