GANT Weekend Police Blotter

State police at Clearfield

  • State police received a report about an assault March 12 on Evergreen Drive in Beccaria Township. During the incident, 33-year-old William Cochran of Coalport allegedly assaulted a 32-year-old woman. Charges were filed against Cochran and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
  • State police received a report about a theft that occurred between March 1 and March 12 on Main Street in Bigler Township. During the incident, someone allegedly stole two chainsaws and a propane heater from an elderly Madera woman’s residence. The total value of the stolen items is $317.
  • State police received a report about a camp burglary that occurred March 13-14 on Bell Run Road in Penn Township. During the incident, someone allegedly forced entry and removed numerous items, including two Polaris Sportsman 500 all-terrain vehicles. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-857-3800.
  • State police received a report about an attempted burglary that occurred March 13 on Don Street in Houtzdale Borough. During the incident, someone allegedly attempted to get inside a residence but was unsuccessful. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-857-3800.
  • State police received a report about an incident of terroristic threats that occurred March 11 on the Allport Cutoff in Graham Township. During the incident, a 14-year-old boy allegedly stated that he was going to kill a 44-year-old Morrisdale man with a kitchen knife while he was asleep. Charges were filed through juvenile probation.
  • State police received a report about a theft that occurred Sunday on Heverly Boulevard in Beccaria Township. During the incident, someone allegedly removed the front, right tire from a vehicle belonging to a 54-year-old Coalport woman. Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 814-857-3800.

State police at DuBois

  • State police responded to a reported DUI crash that occurred March 3 in the area of Saddle Club and Coal Hill roads in Brady Township. On-scene the driver – a 54-year-old DuBois man – was suspected of being under the influence and transported to the hospital for a legal blood draw. State police are continuing their investigation at this time.

Clearfield Borough

  • Police stopped a vehicle following a traffic violation along Bigler Avenue and discovered the driver had an active warrant through the Lawrence Township police. A township officer then arrived on-scene and the male satisfied the warrant.
  • Police responded to an activated alarm on South Third Street. Upon arrival, the fire department found a furnace had malfunctioned and handled the situation on-scene.
  • Police received a report about a suspicious vehicle along Ogden Avenue. Police located the vehicle and discovered the driver was looking for an address.
  • Police received a report about a vehicle that had struck a parked vehicle on Front Street. Police were able to handle the incident on-scene.
  • Police assisted emergency personnel along Williams Street.
  • Police were requested to assist emergency personnel who needed to get inside an East Pine Street residence. Police assistance was later cancelled, however.
  • Police received a report about a suspicious vehicle along Arnold Avenue. Police were unable to locate anyone in the area, however.
  • Police located a male along South Fifth Street who was in possession of suspected marijuana and methamphetamine.

Lawrence Township

  • Police conducted a traffic stop Saturday in the area of South Second and Elizabeth streets. When contact was made, officers detected the odor of marijuana; a subsequent search allegedly yielded a small amount of marijuana in the center console and a bag containing brass knuckles in the backseat. Both occupants – a 21-year-old and a 19-year-old from Clearfield – were released and charges are currently pending.
  • Police reported on a DUI that occurred Sunday in the Old Town Road Dairy parking lot. When contact was made with a 22-year-old Clearfield man, he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for DUI after he refused to provide a blood sample. He was housed in county jail on a 48-hour detainer with charges pending.
  • Police reported on a DUI that occurred Sunday on Riverview Road. According to police, a vehicle was followed because it appeared suspicious and pulled into a “random” driveway. After it didn’t leave and passengers didn’t exit, officers approached and discovered all four passengers were intoxicated, including the 23-year-old driver from Curwensville. Upon investigation, it was learned she pulled into the driveway to avoid being followed or pulled over for DUI by police. Police took the female driver to the hospital for a legal blood draw and charges are currently pending at this time.

DuBois City

  • On March 12, police were requested to assist emergency personnel with a patient. Emergency personnel, however, were able to load and transport the patient without issue. Officers followed the ambulance to the hospital to ensure everything was OK.
  • Police received a report about a break-in March 12 at the Tractor Supply Store. Upon arrival, it was found that two bunk feeders were missing from inside the fence. Employees said they recovered the bunk feeders by the creek near state Route 255. Police are continuing their investigation at this time.
  • Police responded to an apparent domestic call March 12 in the 100 block of West Washington Avenue. Upon arrival in this area, officers were unable to locate a disturbance but found the location after pinging a cellular phone. They were provided with updated locations, as it appeared the caller was in a moving vehicle. A witness on West Long Avenue said a male was assaulting a female in a green Honda sports utility vehicle. It was located by officers at the intersection of Parkway Drive and DuBois Street and a traffic stop was initiated because a male was observed driving without any hands on the steering wheel. When the vehicle stopped, police say the female passenger “frantically exited” and fell to the ground crying. She said the male had displayed “erratic” behavior throughout the day at their home, and had yelled at her, pulled her hair, dragged her down a flight of stairs and forced her into the vehicle. Police took the male into custody and had him put in county jail.
  • On March 13, police served a warrant on a female, identified as Ashlee Bennett, at her residence. She was subsequently taken into custody and to county jail.
  • Police responded to a reported domestic disturbance March 13 on South Jared Street. Upon arrival, officers spoke to those involved and they indicated there had been an argument. Two individuals – Harlie Cowie and Louis Porrett – whom had warrants – were taken into custody.
  • Police observed a couple parked in the lot March 13 at the First United Presbyterian Church. Police spoke with them and found they were waiting for a friend; everything was OK and police cleared the scene.
  • While on routine patrol March 13, police conducted a traffic stop. It allegedly turned up multiple bags of heroin, methamphetamine, cash, drug paraphernalia and “fake” currency. No further information was provided in the report; charges are currently pending.
  • On March 14, police were requested to check on a caller’s husband. She said he’s always up at 4 a.m. and she hasn’t been able to reach him. Police went to the provided address and found he was OK; he was advised to call his wife.
  • Police responded to a reported motor vehicle crash March 14 on East Park Avenue. According to police, a male driver was traveling east when his Chevrolet truck was struck by a Dodge truck. When officers spoke with him, the male said he lost his breaks, which caused the crash. Police assisted with the exchange of information between the drivers.
  • While on routine patrol Friday, police conducted a traffic stop on West Long Avenue. Upon further investigation, the driver was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine. Police took possession of the illegal narcotics and charges are currently pending.
  • Police responded to a two-vehicle crash Friday at the intersection of Maple Avenue and South Seventh Street. According to police, the driver of a Ford Taurus attempted to turn left onto Maple Avenue; their vehicle struck a Ford Explorer traveling straight on Maple Avenue. Both vehicles were severely damaged, police say, and one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
  • Police received a report Friday about multiple juvenile females smoking marijuana in the DuBois City Park’s girls’ restroom. On-scene officers allegedly found five females in possession of the drug. Police contacted their parents and released the females to them. Charges are currently pending at this time.
  • Police received a report Saturday about suspicious persons running back and forth from a vehicle parked in Kirk Alley. On-scene a witness directed officers to a residence the persons had gone into. They saw the vehicle was parked over an embankment and had caused damage to the landscaping where it was parked at. When officers spoke to the driver, he said he didn’t realize the embankment was that steep and he would contact the property owner about fixing any damage. Police obtained vehicle and driver information to provide to the property owner, if necessary. Police are continuing their investigation at this time.
  • Police received a report Saturday about a male juvenile riding a bike with just a T-shirt on in the area of the DuBois Walkway. The witness said he stopped several times and started to vomit. Police searched the area but he was gone upon their arrival.
  • Police received a report about a patient who was being disruptive Saturday at the Penn Highlands emergency room. Upon arrival, officers were advised he was now under control, and their assistance wasn’t any longer necessary. Police subsequently cleared the scene.
  • Police received a report about an unruly male patient Sunday at the Penn Highlands ER. Upon arrival, police found the male was being held down by medical staff. Officers assisted staff with having him return to his treatment room, then they cleared the scene.
  • Police received a report about a disturbance Sunday at the Comfort Suites. According to police, multiple complaints had been made to an employee about “loud noises” coming from occupants of a fourth-floor room. The employee said they requested the occupants to calm down; however, both were intoxicated and weren’t listening. Police advised the occupants to keep the noise down, or they would be cited for disorderly conduct.
  • Police received a report about a male with a gun Sunday at a residence in the 100 block of West Weber Avenue. He was allegedly threatening people inside and wouldn’t let them leave. Upon arrival, police took the male into custody and found him in possession of a CO2 pellet gun. Police filed charges against the male and lodged him in county jail to await arraignment. Sandy Township and the Pennsylvania State Police assisted at the scene.
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