Monthly Archives: March 2010

SUSPECT CHARGED FOR BURGLARY OF DAN’S PRO SHOP

DUBOIS – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that charges have been filed against a DuBois man for the burglary of Dan's Pro Shop.

Shaw identified the defendant as Corey Davis Shenkle, age 21, of East Park Avenue, DuBois, Pennsylvania.

On March 28, 2010, Sergeant Kris Kruzelak, of the Sandy Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Shenkle with: 1) Burglary; 2) Theft by Unlawful Taking; 3) Criminal Mischief; and 4) Theft From a Motor Vehicle.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Kruzelak states that the Sandy Township Police were called to Dan's Pro Shop for a burglary and theft of handguns.  Upon arrival, officers determined that the business had be entered by forcibly opening a side door.  Also observed at the scene was a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox, that had been stolen earlier in the morning.  Items of merchandise and cash were taken from the business, as well as three hand-guns, including a Kimbar .45 caliber, Ruger .380 caliber, and Thompson Center . 22 caliber.

On March 27, 2010, officers located Shenkle wearing a Carhart Jacket identical to one stolen from Dan's Pro Shop.  Shenkle was assisted with the burglary by a 17 year old juvenile.

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LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced that additional grant funds have been disbursed to law enforcement.

Shaw stated that the second draw-down of funds has been distributed from the JAG grant received by Clearfield County in the spring of 2009.  Shaw reported that his office administers the JAG grant for Clearfield County.  In August 2009, Shaw was notified that Clearfield County was awarded $60,224.00 in Recovery Act funds.

Shaw presented Lawrence Township Police Chief, Jeff Fink, and Lawrence Township Supervisor, William Lawhead, with a check in the amount of $28, 583.00 to enable the Lawrence Township Police Department to purchase a new police vehicle.

Shaw said the grant award is designed to help municipal police departments purchase new police cruisers.  Shaw stated that "without the grant funds, it is unlikely the municipalities would have the resources to make the necessary purchases without considering downsizing".  Police protection is extremely important and we all need to work together to recognize and maximize opportunities for obtaining funding, Shaw said.  Shaw further noted that the purchase of police vehicles will assist local auto dealers and suppliers of police equipment, as well as the auto industry in general.

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SUSPECT CHARGED IN WOODWARD PHARMACY ROBBERY

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that charges have been filed against a Glenn Richey man for an armed robbery that occurred at the Woodward Pharmacy in Houtzdale, Pennsylvania.

Shaw identified the defendant as Daniel Duane Dotts, age 27, of Glenn Richey, Pennsylvania.

On March 26, 2010, Trooper Thomas Granville, of the Pennsylvania State Police, Woodland Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Dotts with: 1) Robbery, F1; 2) Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, F; 3) Possession of a Controlled Substance, M; 4) Theft by Unlawful Taking, M1; 5) Simple Assault, M2; and 6) Recklessly Endangering Another Person, M2.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by Granville states that at approximately 12:31 am on March 18, 2010, Dotts entered the Woodward Pharmacy located in Houtzdale, Clearfield County, wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie with the Pittsburgh Steelers logo.  The hood was up and Dotts had a camouflage bandana covering his face.  Dotts walked to the front desk and pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded Oxycontins.  Dotts then walked through the pharmacy where a separate clerk handed him the controlled substance.  Dotts then fled on foot and ran to a vehicle parked nearby.  The vehicle was described as a dark grey Chevrolet Cavalier.  After receiving information that Dotts may have been involved with the Robbery, Granville conducted interviews of witnesses that resulted in the charges being filed against Dotts.

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CAPTURED – LARRY RAY RUBLY

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of Clearfield County's first Fugitive of the Week.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Larry Ray Rubly, age 37, of Brown Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.  Rubly was wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on January 28, 2010.  

Shaw reported that Rubly was taken into custody on Thursday, March 25, 2010, in Brook Park, Ohio.  Shaw stated that authorities took Rubly into custody after locating Rubly at a Best Value Inn with an un-named female.  At the time of arrest, Rubly had in his possession 347 grams of marijuana, nearly $1,000.00 in cash, as well as assorted drug paraphernalia.

Authorities in Brook Park have charged Rubly with Drug Trafficking, Possession of Drugs, and Possession of Narcotics Equipment.  Rubly is currently housed in the Brook Park City Jail.

Shaw stated that Rubly will be extradited back to Clearfield County to answer charges that were filed in July, 2009.  Those charges include: 1) Possession With the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Felony; 2) Possession of a Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor;  3) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor; and 4) Disorderly Conduct, Misdemeanor.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – March 29, 2010

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK - Travis Scott Pollick

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of March 29, 2010.

Shaw Identified the Fugitive as Travis Scott Pollick, age 31, of Ridge Avenue, Curwensville, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Pollick is wanted for failure to appear at Arraignment Court on February 18, 2009.

On December 29, 2008, Trooper David Patrick of the Pennsylvania State Police, Woodland Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Pollick with:  1) Firearm Ownership - Providing False Information, F3; and 2) Unsworn Falsification to Authorities, M3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrick states that Pollick entered a store attempting to purchase a Ruger, model 10-22RR, .22 caliber rifle.  In an effort to purchase the firearm, Pollick submitted an ATF Form 4473.  On the form, Pollick provided false information regarding his eligibility to own a firearm.  When the store ran the required P.I.C.S. check, it was learned that Pollick was prohibited from purchasing the firearm.
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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – March 22, 2010

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK - Karen L. Frantz

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of March 22, 2010.

Shaw Identified the Fugitive as Karen L. Frantz, age 36, of Ohio Street, Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Frantz is a Fugitive on two separate cases where Frantz failed to appear for Criminal Call.

On October 28, 2005, Corporal William Meko, of the Pennsylvania State Police, Punxsutawney Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Frantz with:  1) Possession with the Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Heroin, F; and 2) Possession of a Controlled Substance, Heroin, M.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause, filed by Meko, states that at approximately 0845 pm on June 3, 2005, Frantz sold twenty bundles of Heroin to an undercover officer for the amount of $600.00.
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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – March 15, 2010

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK - Thomas John Phillips

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of March 15, 2010.

Shaw Identified the Fugitive as Thomas John Phillips, age 45, of Sarah Street, Osceola Mills,  Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Phillips is wanted for failure to appear at a Preliminary Hearing on February 11, 2010.

On January 14, 2010, Trooper David Patrick of th the Pennsylvania State Police, Woodland Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Philips with: 1) Burglary, F1; 2) Criminal Trespass, F2; 3) Theft by Unlawful Taking; and 4) Criminal Mischief, S.  
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