CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield man was sent to state prison Tuesday for burglarizing residences in Clearfield’s East End.
Travis James Quick, 34, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and was sentenced by Judge Fredric J. Ammerman to nine months to two years less one day in prison and one year consecutive probation.
The charges stem from an incident on April 27 when Quick was spotted taking things from several porches in the neighborhood by a resident.
Prior to sentencing, his attorney, Steven Johnston, asked for a county sentence because this was “the least dangerous burglary you could do.”
Johnston also claimed Quick thought he was at his brother’s house.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Clearfield Borough police were called to the area for a report of a man removing things from a neighbor’s porch.
When they arrived the man had left, but officers were able to locate him walking nearby.
They described him as having slurred speech and being slow in his movements. He was carrying several items including a hatchet device in a holster.
When asked to drop the hatchet, he complied.
It was determined that he had two warrants and he was taken into custody.
When he was searched, a plastic case with a green leafy substance and a semi-crushed pill later determined to be Subutex were found.
The witness had security cameras around her home. When police watched the footage, they could see Quick walking around, picking up items and taking them.
The items in his possession at the time of his arrest were checked and several of them appeared to be new or may have come from vehicles.
When the resident of the second house was interviewed, he said he returned home to find items on his porch that were misplaced or did not belong to him.
A cooler on the porch had been inside his residence and a sound bar on the porch that was later determined to be from another neighbor’s home.
Inside the second residence, a box holding a new shop vac was opened and the contents strewn around a storage room. Other items were missing from the room and a few items that did not belong to the resident were also found there.
In his interview with police, Quick said he was under the influence and must have thought he was at his brother’s home.
He also apologized and said he was “not a thief.”