GANT Weekend Police Blotter

State police at Clearfield

  • State police received a report about an assault that occurred Saturday on Sawmill Street in Beccaria Township. During the incident, a 36-year-old Beccaria woman allegedly stated to relatives that she was going to set the male victim’s home on fire while he and her child were inside. State police say a 49-year-old Houtzdale man then forced his way into the victim’s home and struck him in the face with a closed fist; he also went inside the victim’s garage and caused damage to his vehicle. Both suspects were located and lodged in county jail to await arraignment.
  • State police received a report about a case of theft that occurred from 2016 into 2018 at the Winburne Fire Company. During the timeframe, a known suspect had access to the company’s bank account and allegedly stole approximately $52,000 for personal use. State police are continuing their investigation at this time.

State police at DuBois

  • State police are currently investigating a case of Facebook fraud that occurred Thursday on Taylor Avenue in Falls Creek Borough. During the incident, the victim sent iTunes gift cards’ serial numbers through social media. She did this under the notion the account was for the Federal Assistance Program in Washington, D.C. However, it was allegedly a fake account and she was defrauded out of $650.

State police at Punxsutawney

  • State police received a report about an incident of reckless endangerment that occurred Friday on Route 119 in Young Township. During the incident, a 29-year-old Big Run woman allegedly left two young children – ages 2 and 3 years old – unattended in a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

State police at Ridgway

  • State police received a report about a burglary that occurred between Sept. 16 and Saturday on Burning Well Road in Jones Township. During the incident, someone allegedly smashed the front window to enter the victim’s residence as well as a window in a detached garage and one in a camper located behind the residence. State police say multiple items were taken from the victim’s property, including a few sets of chains, a generator, a set of wrenches, a rear axle from a vehicle, approximately $30 in change, an Interstate battery and a 5,000-watt inverter. Also, the suspect(s) dumped a black freezer, five tires, a cart dolly and a television on the property. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-776-6136.

Lawrence Township

  • Police received a report about an incident of trespassing that occurred Thursday at the Lawrence Park Village. Upon arrival, officers encountered a female and asked if she was aware of the whereabouts of Brandon Ogden, 31, of Clearfield. They also asked for her consent to look around her apartment for Ogden. She refused both of the officers’ requests. Later police observed a male jump over the guiderails at the apartment complex and flee in an unknown direction. Police did indicate that it’s unknown if the male was Ogden. Charges have been filed against Ogden for trespassing.
  • Police received a report about an incident of disorderly conduct that occurred Friday on Capitol Hill Road in Glen Richey. According to police, the incident involved an adult female and several juveniles who were name-calling, “picking,” etc., and the possible use of obscene language by an adult. Police advised those involved to cease their actions to avoid further action.
  • Police received a report about the theft of trailers that occurred Sept. 3 on Airstream Way in Clearfield. Police say the first trailer is enclosed, the second is aluminum and the third is refrigerated. It’s suspected the trailers were taken by a female who was formerly in partnership with the victim.
  • Police reported on a drug-related incident that occurred Saturday at the Economy Inn. According to police, a call came in for unwanted persons who were trespassing and possible drug activity due to the odor of burnt marijuana. Upon arrival, police advised the individuals to leave, which they agreed to do. However, police were unable to locate the source for the odor of marijuana. Police cleared the scene but had a second call come because a male in a neighboring room allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana. The male also made the same admission to police, and he was found in possession of the drug. Charges are currently pending at this time.
  • Police received a report about an incident of trespassing that occurred Sunday at the Economy Inn. According to police, a known male was supposed to remain off the property due to a previous incident. Officers confirmed that he was packed and just waiting for a ride.
  • Police received a report about an incident of criminal mischief that occurred during the nighttime hours Friday on Flegal Road. During the incident, someone allegedly smashed out the victim’s mailbox. Officers noted there was also a recent incident on Pifer Road, and it’s believed the incidents are related. Anyone with information is asked to contact township police and those caught will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

DuBois City

  • Police responded to a reported alarm Friday at a business, located on Beaver Drive. Upon arrival, police determined that it was a false alarm.
  • Police were requested to check the welfare of a male Friday in the 800 block of East DuBois Avenue. He was reportedly carrying a sign that stated: “Homeless and Hungry.” Police checked the area but were unable to locate the male.
  • On Friday police received a report about a female who had left the Penn Highlands Hospital with a monitor that belonged to the hospital. Upon arrival, police learned staff had been able to get the female to return to the emergency room and they had received the monitor.
  • Police received a report about criminal mischief that occurred to a vehicle Saturday in the first block of North Brady Street. Upon arrival, police were advised that a can of black spray paint was put under a vehicle tire. When the vehicle was backed over the can, it caused it to spray paint all over the vehicle.
  • Police received a report about a possible domestic dispute Saturday in the 100 block of East Long Avenue. Upon arrival on-scene, police determined that it was only verbal in nature.
  • Police received a report about a domestic dispute Saturday on East Washington Avenue. Upon arrival on-scene, police learned that it was only verbal in nature, and a female agreed to leave the residence for the night.
  • Police received a report about a possible domestic dispute Saturday in the 300 block of Olive Avenue. Upon arrival on-scene, police learned that it was only verbal in nature, and a male agreed to leave the residence for the night.
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