GANT Weekend Police Blotter

Clearfield Borough

  • Police were requested to check the welfare of an elderly resident along South Fourth Street. Police located the female who was having issues with her cellular phone and were able to get it to work again.
  • Police responded to a three-vehicle collision in the area of Nichols Street and Turnpike Avenue. According to police, two vehicles were parked at a red light when a vehicle operated by a male juvenile failed to stop in time to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him, which in turn caused a chain reaction. One vehicle was towed from the scene, and one female was taken for medical treatment as a result of injuries.  Citations will be filed concerning the crash.
  • Police received a report about a child throwing items onto the sidewalk from a window along East Market Street. Upon arrival, police located the mother who was advised of the complaint.
  • Police received a report about an incident of retail theft at a local business. During the incident, someone allegedly took a flashlight and left without paying for the item.
  • Police reported that representatives from a local business were participating in a trash clean-up along Cemetery Road when they located two syringes. Upon arrival, police were able to properly collect the syringes.
  • Lawrence Township police conducted a traffic stop and discovered the vehicle’s occupant had an active warrant through the Clearfield Borough police. However, the female was able to satisfy the warrant on-scene.
  • Police assisted with a reported overdose along North Second Street. A female was subsequently transported to the hospital by emergency personnel.
  • Police assisted a motorist who had locked their keys inside their vehicle along Reed Street.
  • Police were requested to assist a grandmother who was unable to reach her adult granddaughter on East Locust Street. Upon arrival on-scene, police learned that contact had been made and their assistance wasn’t any longer needed.
  • Police responded to a minor motor vehicle crash along East Seventh Street. According to police, a vehicle was backed into another vehicle that was unoccupied at the time. Police later located the owner of the victim’s vehicle and assisted with the exchange of information.

Lawrence Township

  • Police responded to a single-vehicle crash April 26 along the Clearfield-Glen Richey Highway near Parker Road. According to the report, a vehicle operated by 54-year-old Richard Rusnak of Hastings traveled off the roadway and impacted a guiderail along the opposing lane of travel. Upon further investigation, it was determined he was allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance and had a loaded handgun concealed in his vehicle without a valid permit. When he was placed under arrest, police say a search of his person turned up a controlled substance. Rusnak refused to provide a blood sample and was lodged in county jail.

DuBois City

  • Police responded to a motor vehicle crash Friday along East Long Avenue. According to police, a male driver pulled out onto a one-way street in the wrong direction. When he realized this, he tried to back up and hit a parked vehicle. No injuries and minor damage were reported in the mishap.
  • Police received a report about a theft-related incident at a local business in the 100 block of North Main Street. According to police, the victim had previously lost her credit card, and it was being used at the business. Police are continuing their investigation at this time.
  • On Saturday police responded to a business, located along Liberty Boulevard, for a male punching the window of a vehicle. He’d reportedly struck the vehicle with his own. Upon arrival on-scene, witnesses told police the man had left in a white Jeep Commander. During a search of the area, the owner of the victim’s vehicle was found, and she wouldn’t tell police who had hit her vehicle. However, it was learned through a witness that her husband had hit her vehicle, and the investigation is ongoing at this time.
  • Police received a report Saturday about a break-in at a residence in the 100 block of Rumbarger Avenue. Upon police arrival on-scene, the victim said a known female broke her dog door and got inside. She said the female had previously been told multiple times that she wasn’t any longer welcome on the property. The investigation is ongoing at this time with charges pending.


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