Monthly Archives: July 2010

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – July 19, 2010

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK - Rebecca Mae Martin

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of July 19, 2010.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Rebecca Mae Martin, age 30, of Buckhorn Drive, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Martin is wanted for an arrest warrant on charges filed by the Pennsylvania State Police.

On February 16, 2009,  Trooper Kimberly Ronan, of the Pennsylvania State Police, Woodland Barracks, filed a criminal complaint charging Martin with : 1) Theft by Unlawful Taking, F2, 3 counts; and 2) Receiving Stolen Property, F2, 3 counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Ronan states that at on October 22, 2007, the victim reported to the State Police that three firearms were stolen from his residence along Barnes Lane, Woodland, Clearfield County.  The firearms were identified as a Mosberg 500 Jr. 20 gauge pump shotgun, a .243 Remington with birch stock, and a .22  Ruger semi-auto rifle.  The firearms were stolen when the victim and his wife were on a family vacation. 

In January 2009, The State Police received information that the victim's relative may have taken the firearms and sold them to a local gun dealer.  The State Police contacted a firearms store on Flegal Road, in Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, and determined that Martin sold the stolen firearms for four hundred dollars. During the sale, Martin provided her PA driver's license and the firearms store provided a copy of the documentation to the State Police.  

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – July 12, 2010

 FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK - William Andrew Fabiseski

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of July 12, 2010.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as William Andrew Fabiseski, age 35, of South Front Street, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Fabiseski is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on May 27, 2010.

On November 9, 2009, Trooper Mary McGinnis of the Pennsylvania State Police, Woodland Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Fabiseski with: 1) Burglary, F1; 2) Criminal Trespass, F1; 3) Theft by Unlawful Taking, M1; 4) Receiving Stolen Property, M1; and 5) Criminal Mischief, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by McGinnis states that a private residence along Copeland Road, in Decatur Township, was burglarized on July 4, 2009, between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm.  Approximately $1,370.00 worth of jewelry was taken from the residence.  On August 4, 2009, the State Police recovered several pieces of the stolen jewelry that were identified by the victim. The State Police obtained further information from witnesses reporting that Fabiseski was responsible for the thefts.
 

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SHAW ANNOUNCES INVESTIGATION OF THEFT OF GAS RIGHTS

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that an investigation is ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the recording of fraudulent deeds filed at the Clearfield County Courthouse.

Shaw reported that "the investigation is focusing on irregularities that appear in several deeds claiming ownership of gas rights for nearly 2700 acres of property in the Morrisdale area, known as the Wigton Coal Reservation".  Shaw stated that "the investigation began after the District Attorney's Office received a complaint from a property owner seeking to enter a lease agreement with a gas company".

Shaw said that "as a result of fraudulent deed recordings, land owners in the Morrisdale area seeking to enter lease agreements with gas companies may be required to file lawsuits to protect their legal interests.  Gas companies intending to drill wells are reluctant to enter lease agreements when ownership of the gas rights is clouded by fraudulent deed recordings".

Shaw stated that, "the investigation has identified what appears to be fraudulently recorded deeds claiming ownership of gas rights.  The theft of gas rights may have an enormous economic impact on the true owners of the gas rights.  Land owners should not be required to spend thousands of dollars to file lawsuits to protect their ownership interests". 

Shaw is concerned that "many property owners may be making life altering decisions based upon inaccurate or false information".  Shaw "encourages all landowners to exercise caution and seek the advice of legal counsel when entering into any type of agreement relating to gas rights".  

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