State police at Philipsburg
- State police received a report about a theft that occurred between Sept. 1, 2017 and Feb. 7 on Cold Stream Road in Rush Township. During the incident, someone allegedly removed a maroon 2005 Wildfire WF125-S motorcycle from the victim’s residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-342-3370.
- State police received a report about a burglary that occurred April 1 on Womer Road in Rush Township. According to state police, a 38-year-old Clearfield man was found on the premises of victim who had an active Protection from Abuse order against him. Upon further investigation, it was found that he’d allegedly gained unlawful entry to the residence and removed a safe belonging to the victim. A warrant was issued for the man’s arrest for the PFA violation; the man has been identified as William M. Reasinger. He was taken into custody on April 3, and a felony warrant for burglary was served on him, as well. State police are continuing their investigation at this time.
- State police received a report about an incident of retail theft that occurred Monday at Weis Market in Philipsburg Borough. During the incident, a 49-year-old Osceola Mills woman was allegedly observed removing multiple items from the store without paying. The total value of the stolen items was $57.73, the report said. The woman was subsequently cited for the incident through the district court.
State police at Ridgway
- A state police fire marshal investigated a garage fire that occurred Sunday at 86 Maple St., in Ramey Borough. Upon investigation, it was found to have started inside the garage due to an overloaded electrical circuit. State police say the garage was a complete loss, and the fire was ruled accidental. No injuries were reported to state police, and damage was estimated at $70,000.
- Police received a report about a syringe on the sidewalk in the area of South Fourth and East Market streets.
- Police received a report about a suspicious person on West Second Avenue. Police located the male who indicated that he was with an electric company.
- Police responded to a reported hit-and-run on Dorey Street. Police located the vehicle involved and were able to handle the incident at the scene.
- Police received a noise complaint on South Fifth Street. Upon arrival, police spoke to the tenants to advise them of the complaint.
- Police assisted the Clearfield County Probation Office at an address on West Second Avenue.
- Lawrence Township police were assisted with attempting to locate a female who had fled from a vehicle accident along Mill Road. Police were unable to locate the female.
- Police received a report about a possible dispute on Daisy Street. Upon arrival, police found that no crime had occurred and people were just engaging in conversation.
- Police responded to an alarm along North Second Street. Upon arrival, police found the building to be secured.
- Police handled a harassment complaint along East Eighth Street.
- Police received a report about a male who was slumped over in his driver’s seat on Nichols Street. However, the vehicle left prior to police arrival.
- Police responded to a report about a vehicle running near the tennis courts at the DuBois Area High School. Upon arrival, police saw the vehicle parked in the grass on a bank, an area not designated for vehicular travel or parking. Police also saw a male occupant who was lying down in the driver’s seat. He appeared to be “disheveled” with bloodshot and watery eyes; there was allegedly a moderate odor of alcohol emitting from his person. Police subsequently requested for him to perform a series of field sobriety tests after which he was placed under arrest for suspected DUI. He was later released to his parents.
- Police received a report about a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle at the intersection of West Long Avenue and Jared Street. A male motorcyclist told police he was proceeding east on West Long Avenue and had a green light. As he proceeded through the intersection with Jared Street, a white Ford Escape struck his left side. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and refused treatment; his motorcycle sustained minor damage. When police made contact with the other driver, he said he was talking to his passenger and reportedly admitted that he wasn’t paying attention at the time of the crash. Neither he nor his passenger reported any injuries; his vehicle sustained minor damage. Police are continuing their crash investigation at this time.
- Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 500 block of Maple Avenue. According to police, a Chevrolet Cruze was stopped in the eastbound lane with its driver waiting to turn left into a driveway when it was rear-ended by a GMC Sonoma. A passenger in the GMC struck her head on the windshield and suffered a knee contusion. She was transported to the DuBois Penn Highlands Hospital for treatment. A passenger of the Chevrolet had neck, side and knee pain and was also taken to the hospital. Police say the GMC’s driver, James Brown Jr., initially denied being the driver but changed his story. Police found Brown had several active warrants and he was taken to the county jail. Both vehicles sustained severe damage and were towed from the scene.