GANT Weekend Police Blotter

State police at Clearfield

  • State police received a report about an incident of assault/harassment that occurred Saturday at a Lingle Street residence in Osceola Mills Borough. During the incident, a 39-year-old Bellefonte man, Chad A. Stark., allegedly pulled the victim’s hair and pinned her to the couch. He fled the scene prior to the arrival of state police. He was cited for the incident through the district court.
  • State police received a report about an incident of criminal mischief that occurred Sunday on Browns Hollow Road in Goshen Township. During the incident, someone allegedly used an unknown instrument to damage the victim’s metal mailbox. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at 814-857-3800.
  • State police received a report about an incident of burglary that occurred Sunday on Knox Run Road in Cooper Township. During the incident, a male allegedly entered a garage through an unsecured door and stole a 2016 Honda CRF 450 dirt bike. The dirt bike is red and white in color and valued at $6,000. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-857-3800.

State police at DuBois

  • State police reported a DUI crash that occurred Friday on Wishaw Road in Winslow Township. Melissa D. Hartle, 42, of Reynoldsville was involved in the crash and allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol. She was subsequently arrested for DUI and other summary traffic charges.
  • State police reported a DUI that occurred Sunday in DuBois City. A 23-year-old DuBois man was stopped for a summary traffic violation when state police detected signs of impairment and a moderate odor of alcohol on his breath. He was subsequently arrested for DUI and other summary traffic charges.

State police at Punxsutawney

  • State police reported a DUI that occurred April 15 on Knox Dale Road in Bell Township. Benjamin R. Lane, 29, of Knoxdale was involved in a single-vehicle crash, causing his vehicle to overturn. Lane was not injured but allegedly found to be under the influence of illegal drugs. He was taken to the hospital for a blood draw. Police noted in the report that Lane is a “DUI-suspended driver” and laboratory tests showed he was under the influence of methamphetamine. Lane has been charged through the district court.
  • State police received a report about an incident of retail theft that occurred between Feb. 4 and April 26 at Wal-Mart in Young Township. During the incident, a 39-year-old Glen Campbell woman allegedly deprived the store of more than $266 worth of merchandise by using the self-checkout lane and not scanning items. Charges were filed through the district court.
  • State police received a report about an alleged incident of simple assault that occurred April 21 on Route 36 in Gaskill Township. It remains under investigation at this time.
  • State police received a report about an incident of harassment that occurred Saturday on East Main Street in Mahaffey Borough. During the incident, three people – two adults and a juvenile – were allegedly involved in a domestic altercation.
  • State police received a report about an incident that occurred April 26 on Windy Whiz Road in Porter Township. Further, state police assisted a Children & Youth Services worker with an assault investigation involving a child. State police are continuing their investigation at this time.
  • State police received a report about an incident of criminal mischief that occurred between Friday and Sunday on Lost Hill Road in Ringgold Township. During the incident, someone allegedly damaged a truck and broke five windows in a garage. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-938-0510.
  • State police received a report about a burglary that occurred Monday at Mike Himes Automotive in Brookville. During the incident, someone allegedly forced entry into the business by prying open the front door. Once inside, state police say they stole approximately $100 cash and 45 inspection stickers. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-938-0510.

State police at Ridgway

  • State police received a report about an incident of terroristic threats that occurred Saturday on Bear Creek Road in Spring Creek Township. During the incident, a 52-year-old Ridgway man allegedly waved a machete out the window of his vehicle before striking the rear of the victim’s vehicle.
  • State police received a report about a theft that occurred between March 7 and Sunday on Worral Road in Jones Township. During the incident, someone allegedly removed a Pennsylvania license plate that belonged to the victim. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-776-6136.

Clearfield Borough

  • Police arrested a male on warrants along East Eighth Street. When he was taken into custody, he was allegedly found in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.  He was transported to the county jail.
  • Police received a report about items allegedly being removed from a vehicle on East Locust Street.
  • Police received a report about people allegedly entering an abandoned building on Daisy Street. Police say they also used a brick to damage a window.
  • Police received a report about an incident of trespassing on North Fourth Street. During the incident, a female arrived at the caller’s residence, and she was causing problems.  However, she left prior to police arrival at the scene.
  • Police received a report about a child custody issue on South Fifth Street. Police were able to handle the incident at the scene.
  • Police assisted the fire department with a fire along East Eighth Street. Police say that the fire was quickly detained by firefighters.
  • Police received a report about a person who was trying to gain entry into a residence on East Pine Street. Police found that the homeowner had locked themselves out of their residence.
  • Lawrence Township police were assisted with attempting to locate a male who fled from a domestic situation along Clark Street.
  • Police handled a harassment complaint along Spruce Street.
  • Police were called by a Martin Street resident who had located two dogs on her front porch. Her call was transferred to animal control.
  • Police arrested a male for public intoxication after he was found staggering along East Eighth Street. He was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Lawrence Township

  • Police reported on a DUI that occurred Monday on Route 879 in the area of the Wolf Run traffic light. According to police, a traffic stop was conducted for an expired registration. When contact was made with the driver, it was allegedly determined that he was under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to the hospital for a legal blood draw and then put in county jail on a 48-detainer since he was unable to be released to a sober person. Charges are to be filed for DUI and various traffic offenses.
  • Police received a report about an incident of harassment that occurred Saturday on Park Avenue Extension. During an altercation, a male allegedly struck a female in the face. Police are continuing their investigation at this time.
  • Police located two people walking in the middle of Wrigley Street on Sunday. When contact was made, it was determined that one male had four separate warrants. He was taken into custody and allegedly found to be in possession of one glass pipe containing burnt residue. The male was housed in county jail on his warrants, and charges will be filed for him having possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Police reported on a DUI that occurred Friday on South Second Street. While on routine patrol, police identified a vehicle with expired registration. When contact was made with the driver, he was suspected of being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was taken to the hospital for a legal blood draw; charges are currently pending laboratory results.

DuBois City

  • Police responded to a report about a vehicle fire on South Main Street. Upon arrival at the scene, police observed a maroon PT Cruiser in the northbound lane; there was heavy smoke coming from its passenger’s side. Both the driver and the vehicle’s owner had exited and police remained at the scene to conduct traffic control until the vehicle could be removed from the scene.
  • Police reported handling eight traffic stops and warnings.
  • Police assisted a motorist with a broken down vehicle on East Park Avenue. When police arrived, the vehicle was being moved into the Sheetz parking lot, where it was able to be started. The owner was then able to drive their vehicle to a mechanic’s shop for further assistance.
  • Police received a report about a male who was carrying a gun in the 200 block of East Weber Avenue. The male was described as being “middle-aged” with a blue, long-sleeved jacket and blue jeans. A witness told police he was waving the rifle around and talking to himself. Upon arrival in the area, police conducted a search but were unable to locate anyone matching the provided description.
  • Police responded to Shankel’s Pharmacy for an alleged retail theft that occurred April 23. Upon arrival, police spoke with an employee who stated that a female had stolen two items that were valued at $15.28. Police viewed surveillance video, which showed the theft. Charges have been filed against the female as a result.
  • Police responded to a minor vehicle crash in the Sheetz parking lot on East DuBois Avenue. According to police, a customer backed into a vehicle at the gas pumps. Police assisted with the exchange of information.
  • Police received a report about a burglary that occurred in the 200 block of McCloyd Terrace. Further, police determined a female had returned to the residence to retrieve her belongings. Police cleared the scene without incident.
  • Police received a report about a suspicious male who was hanging around the baseball fields at the City Park. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with him and then cleared the scene without incident.
  • Police responded to a hit-and-run crash on Juniata Street. According to police, the report was received from the owner of a 2000 Chevrolet truck. He said a vehicle struck his truck, damaging it; the driver left without providing any information. A neighbor’s security camera provided a description of the suspect vehicle. Police say it showed a white sports utility vehicle driving by at the time of the damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 814-765-1533.
  • Police received a report about five juveniles with a backpack full of fireworks on South Highland Street. Police say a caller heard some fireworks going off; however, police were unable to locate the juveniles.
  • Police received a report about a hit-and-run crash that occurred at the intersection of East Washington Avenue and South Church Street. Police say an orange Jeep struck a vehicle and the driver fled without providing any information. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 814-765-1533.
  • Police responded to an activated alarm in the 100 block of West DuBois Avenue. Police found the building was secured and an employee was inside a vehicle in the parking lot. Police cleared the scene without further incident.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of burglary in the 400 block of South Main Street. Police were able to identify the suspects; the investigation is ongoing with charges to be filed in the future.
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