GANT Weekend Police Blotter

State police at Clearfield

  • State police received a report about an altercation July 25 at a Main Street residence in Cooper Township. However, altercations had taken place within a week’s time and turned physical when a 30-year-old Julian man allegedly grabbed a 38-year-old Winburne woman by the throat and started choking her. State police say she scratched the man and struck him with a metal floor fan pole on a separate occasion. It was also found that the woman had an active Protection from Abuse order against the man. State police transported the couple to county jail.
  • State police reported that on July 24, a small gray Sentry safe was discovered along Wooldridge Road in Covington Township. The safe had been opened and its contents were removed. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-857-3800.

State police at Punxsutawney

  • State police received a report about an incident of harassment that occurred July 20 at the Jefferson County Jail. During the incident, two people were allegedly involved in an altercation that turned physical.

Lawrence Township

  • Police conducted a traffic stop Saturday on the Clearfield-Shawville Highway. During the investigation, officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver was taken into custody and allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine. Police administered a field sobriety test and suspected the 17-year-old male was under the influence. He was taken to the hospital for a legal blood draw; laboratory results and charges are currently pending.
  • Police received a report about a fight Sunday in the parking lot at Timberland Federal Credit Union. Upon their arrival to the scene, the victim told police he’d been struck in the neck by two people who had fled the scene. He also claimed they had brandished a firearm during the fight. Police later located one of the suspects, and he was taken into custody. He was charged and housed in the Clearfield County Jail. Police say the victim went to the Clearfield Penn Highlands Hospital and was then flown to Altoona.
  • Police received a report about a domestic disturbance Sunday on Clarendon Avenue. According to police, the victim had discovered that Shad Daubs was growing marijuana in her basement. When she confronted him, he allegedly assaulted her and threatened to stab her with a knife if she reported him to police. Daubs was arrested on a bench warrant and for terroristic threats. Police obtained a search warrant for the residence, which yielded three large marijuana plants, four small marijuana plants, growing equipment and various items of drug paraphernalia.
  • Police received a report about a theft that occurred July 26 at the Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School. During the incident, a child’s iPhone X, valued at $1,000, was allegedly stolen while they were practicing for a play. Anyone with information is asked to contact township police.
  • Police received a report about a retail theft that occurred May 13 at the Wal-Mart store in Clearfield. During the incident, a 40-year-old DuBois woman selected numerous items and allegedly pushed them out of the store without making an attempt to check out. Police say with the help of a 51-year-old DuBois man, she loaded the items into a vehicle and left the store’s property.
  • Police reported on an incident of DUI that occurred Friday on the Clearfield-Shawville Highway. During a traffic stop, police made contact with a male driver and detected the odor of alcohol. He was administered a field sobriety test and allegedly showed signs of impairment. He was taken into custody and to the hospital for a legal blood draw. Laboratory results and charges are currently pending at this time.
  • Police received a video of an incident of theft that occurred July 25 at Martell Glass. In the video, a male was observed taking a radio and some papers. He was questioned and allegedly confessed to committing the crime. Charges will be filed against him as a result.

DuBois City

  • Police received a report about an “out of control” patient at the emergency room at Penn Highlands DuBois. During the incident, a male was allegedly threatening staff and throwing things. Upon arrival, police were able to get the male back to his room and they cleared the scene when he didn’t any longer pose a threat to the staff. Disorderly conduct charges are currently pending against the male.
  • Police received a report about a neighbor dispute at an East DuBois Avenue residence. The caller told police her neighbor was employed by the landlord to cut grass but he keeps throwing grass from the mower onto her vehicle. Upon speaking with her further, police advised her to address the issue with her landlord.
  • Police received a report about an incident of harassment that occurred on West Long Avenue. Upon arrival, a male told police that his former employer is harassing him and will not leave him alone. He also said that his former employer threw tools down a flight of stairs when he asked for them. Police are continuing their investigation at this time.
  • Police received a report about a male who was threatening to do self-harm. He was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.
  • Police attempted a traffic stop on a red Chevrolet Colorado in DuBois City. According to police, the driver – identified as Cole Johnson, 22 – refused to stop and a pursuit ensued onto Juniata Street. After a short while, he eventually stopped the vehicle on Juniata Street Extension, and he was apprehended by police. It was determined Johnson had warrants through two different agencies. Sandy Township police assisted with the incident. Johnson was transported to the Jefferson County Jail, and numerous charges will be filed against him.
  • Police received a report about a verbal domestic involving a mother and her daughter in the 500 block of Locust Street. Both agreed to separate for the remainder of the night. No further action was required of the DuBois City and Sandy Township police.
  • While on routine patrol, police observed Jeremy Pruszko, who held an active warrant through the Pennsylvania State Police. He was a passenger in a white GMC truck, which was stopped by officers. He was then taken into custody and allegedly found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. Pruszko was released to state police and city police will file charges.
  • Police received a report about an incident of trespassing in the 100 block of West Long Avenue. Upon arrival, police found the male was not there.
  • Police received a report about a large group of kids that was causing a disturbance behind a residence in the 300 block of Spring Avenue. Upon arrival, police advised the kids of the complaint, and they agreed to keep the noise level down.
  • Police received a report about a juvenile who ran away from their residence in the 500 block of First Street. Police were able to locate the juvenile not too far away and return them home.
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