State police at Clearfield
- State police received a report about an incident of disorderly conduct Feb. 18 on Locust Street in Curwensville Borough. During the incident, a 21-year-old Curwensville man, Andrew Harris, allegedly caused a disturbance by screaming and yelling vulgarities, as well as throwing shoes down the hallway of an apartment complex, which served no legitimate purposes. He’s been charged with disorderly conduct through the district court.
- State police received a report about a burglary that occurred between Sept. 1, 2018 and Feb. 5 at the Frenchtown Trailer Court in Decatur Township. According to state police, the suspect had rented to own a single-wide mobile home and made all payments. However, they wouldn’t complete the proper paperwork to transfer the title to their name. State police say the suspect vacated the trailer in September and sometime between then and Feb. 5, it was broken into. Once inside, someone allegedly cut the main power line and removed all the outlets and copper piping; they also removed the breaker box and several light fixtures. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-857-3800.
- State police investigated an incident of harassment that occurred Friday on French Street in Osceola. During the incident, an Osceola Mills couple and a Philipsburg man reported being harassed by each other. Summary charges have been filed through the district court.
- Police responded to Bridge Street where syringes were found along the sidewalk.
- Police responded to a hit-and-run crash at the Penn Highlands Hospital. According to police, a white Ford Ranger struck another vehicle, then its driver fled the scene. However, police were able to identify the driver of the vehicle.
- Police received several reports about bad checks from a local business.
- Police received a report about an incident of harassment by communication involving a male and female who are going through a separation.
- Police arrested a male for allegedly violating a Protection from Abuse order.
- Lawrence Township police were assisted with serving a warrant.
- Police received a report about an unwanted male at a Cherry Street residence. However, he agreed to leave the residence after speaking with police.
- Police responded to a hit-and-run crash that occurred in the parking lot of 110 E. Market St. Police say it appeared that a vehicle was backed up and that it struck the rear of a Jeep, causing minor damage.
- Police reported on a drug-related incident that occurred Friday in the area of Clearfield-Curwensville Highway and Park Avenue Extension. During a traffic stop, the driver – Alan Erskine, 37, of Clearfield – was found to have a suspended license and multiple active warrants through Clearfield and Armstrong counties. He was cited and housed in county jail on the warrants. The vehicle’s owner – a 57-year-old Clearfield man – was allegedly in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Charges are currently pending at this time.
- Police received a report about an inmate-on-inmate assault, with a possible home-made weapon, Friday at the Clearfield County Jail. Police say one male was taken to the hospital due to his injuries. The investigation is continuing at this time with charges pending.
- Police received a report about loitering and prowling Monday on West Front Street in Clearfield. According to police, a male tried to get into a resident’s home. After having a light shown on him, a 36-year-old Clearfield man was found nearby a short time later by local law enforcement. After a brief foot pursuit, he was taken into custody and arrested for the incident.
- Police received a report Thursday about the theft of a wallet and money from an East Long Avenue address. According to police, the male who was believed to have the wallet was intoxicated and lying on the floor. When police tried to speak with him, it was found he was under the influence of “something.” Officers spoke with a friend on-scene, and they believed it was actually a female who took the wallet. Police questioned the female and she subsequently denied the allegation. The intoxicated male was transported to the hospital for an evaluation, and police are continuing their investigation.
- Police received a report about a father and son engaged in a domestic assault on Thursday. According to police, the son struck the rearview mirror, which caused the windshield to break. He allegedly punched his father in his face repeatedly with a closed fist. On-scene police observed the windshield was cracked in multiple spots near the rearview mirror, as well as lacerations and marks on the father’s face. Police subsequently took the son – a 25-year-old male identified as Bradley Ripple – into custody and to the station for processing. He was lodged in county jail and found to be wanted on a warrant through another police agency.
- On Thursday police received a report about a retail theft at Martin’s Grocery. According to police, the store manager said two females were stopped while leaving with a shopping cart full of food without paying for it. However, a receipt was provided for stolen items totaling $204.66. Police are continuing their investigation at this time.
- On Thursday police received a report from a male who was being blackmailed. According to police, he was contacted by a blonde female via Facebook and she requested to video chat with him. He said she was naked and asked for pictures of his private area, which he provided. He said she saved a copy of the video and picture, then she reportedly demanded $5,000 to not send them out. Police advised the male not to do this again and to report the female’s profile to Facebook. Police also attempted to contact the female at the provided number for her, but were unable to do so.
- Police received a report about a burglary Friday at an address in the 300 block of Rumbarger Avenue. Upon arrival, police met with an estranged husband and wife, and it was found to be a civil matter. There wasn’t any further action required of police.
- Police were requested to assist the Domestic Relations Office on Friday with a warrant service at a residence in the 500 block of South Church Street.
- Police received a report about drug paraphernalia that was found Friday on East Spruce Alley. Upon arrival, police found a needle that was still full of liquid, and it was collected for proper disposal.
- On Friday police attempted to stop an all-terrain vehicle on Orange Street. According to the report, the driver failed to stop and led officers on a pursuit for several blocks, at which point he stopped and fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, he was apprehended in a residence in the 800 block of West Washington Avenue. He was subsequently arrested for DUI, fleeing and eluding and numerous traffic violations.
- Police received a report Friday about a hit-and-run that occurred in the 100 block of North Main Street. According to police, a driver hit the rear bumper of a 2018 Chevrolet Impala and then left the scene. Police are continuing their investigation at this time.
- Police received a report Friday about a car stuck in the mud in the 600 block of Division Street. According to police, a pizza delivery driver had made a wrong turn and when he tried to turn around, his vehicle became stuck. His vehicle was pulled out by towing services.
- On Saturday police broke up a group of women who were reportedly screaming at each other in the 200 block of West Long Avenue. There weren’t any arrests made as a result of the incident.
- Police received a report Saturday about a female who left Penn Highlands (West) with an IV still in her arm. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate her.
- Police received a report Saturday about a domestic dispute in the 400 block of South Clark Street. Upon arrival, police learned a couple had been arguing but found there wasn’t any physical violence. Police didn’t make any arrests, and a male left for the night.
- Police received a report Saturday about a sexual assault that occurred in the 300 block of West Long Avenue. A woman alleged that a known African-American male forced his way into her apartment and groped her. Police are continuing their investigation at this time.
- On Saturday police made contact with a couple sitting in a parked vehicle in the first block of South Jared Street. It was found the female – identified as Ashley Mick – had a warrant for her arrest through the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Department. She was taken into custody and to county jail.
- Police received a report Saturday about a male trespassing in the 100 block of West Long Avenue. While en route, police were advised he’d left; officers were unable to locate him, however.