Monthly Archives: December 2010

DA BILL SHAW SPEAKS TO CUB SCOUTS

 CLEARFIELD - On December 28, 2010, Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., spoke to members of the West Decatur Cub Scout Troop, Pack #43.


Shaw gave the Cub Scouts and pack leader Kathy Beish a tour of the Clearfield County District Attorney's Office. Shaw also talked to the pack members about what type of work is done by the District Attorney's Office, including an overview of the job of a prosecutor. Shaw also stressed to the pack members the importance of not getting involved in criminal activity, and instructed that the cub scouts should listen to their parents, teachers, and pack leader. The Cub Scout pack also toured other areas of the Courthouse, viewing the courtrooms, holding cells, and other Clearfield County Offices.


Shaw invites civic groups to visit the Clearfield County District Attorney's Office and the Clearfield County Courthouse. To schedule a visit, call the District Attorney's Office at (814) 765-2641, Ext. 5990.


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FUGITIVE – MATTHEW R. DURLAND – CAPTURED

CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.


Shaw identified the Fugitive as Matthew R. Durland, age 43, of Laceyville, Pennsylvania.               

Durland was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on December 6, 2010.


On May 11, 2010, Trooper Arnold Stutsman of the Pennsylvania State Police, DuBois Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Durland with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M1; 2) Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked, S; 3) Driver's Required to Be Licensed, S; 4) Carrying and Exhibiting Driver's License on Demand, S; and 5) Vehicular Hazard Signal Lamps, S.


An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Stutsman states that on March 13, 2010, a vehicle was stopped along the right berm on Interstate 80 near milemarker 100 Eastbound. The vehicle, a Nissan Pathfinder, was observed to have no lights illuminated. Upon approaching the vehicle Stutsman found Durland asleep in the rear seat. After several attempts Durland was awoken by Trooper Stutsman, and Durland was unable to produce his driver's license.


Upon observing Durland, Stutsman detected signs of intoxication and requested that Durland perform standard field sobriety tests. After administering the field sobriety tests, Durland was transported to the DuBois Regional Medical Center for blood testing.


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SHAW ANNOUNCES DRUG ARREST IN WOODLAND

WOODLAND - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that a drug operation conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police has resulted in the arrest of a Woodland man.

Shaw identified the suspect as Joshua D. McLaughlin, age 19, of Woodland Village, Bradford Township.

Shaw stated that the State Police filed 2 criminal complaints charging McLaughlin with: 1) Possession With the Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance, 5 Counts, F; 2) Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, 3 Counts, F3: 3) Possession of a Controlled Substance, 5 Counts, M; 4) Prohibited Offensive Weapon, M1; and 5) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, M.

The criminal complaints allege that on October 26, 2010, a police informant purchased $320.00 worth of heroin and crack cocaine from McLaughlin at Mutton Hollow Road, Woodland. The criminal complaints also allege that on November 18, 2010 and December 15, 2010, an undercover State Trooper purchased $350.00 worth of crack cocaine from McLaughlin on each occasion in the parking lot of a convenience store in Woodland.

The State Police then obtained a search warrant for a residence at Pine Top Road, Bradford Township, where McLaughlin was known to be staying. On December 16, 2010, State Police Troopers executed the search warrant and seized crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, approximately $4,000.00 in U.S. currency, and a sawed off shotgun. Continue reading

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – December 27, 2010

CAPTURED

CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of December 27, 2010.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Shawn A. Kruies, age 25, of Evergreen Road, Luthersburg, Pennsylvania.               

Shaw stated that Kruies is wanted for failure to appear at a Preliminary Hearing held on October 1, 2010, and also for failure to appear at Arraignment Court on October 27, 2010.

On September 1, 2010, Officer Josh Johnston of the Sandy Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Kruies with: 1) Theft of Services, M2; 2) Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Services, M2; 3) Retail Theft, M2; and 4) Public Drunkenness, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Johnston states that on June 18, 2010, the Sandy Township Police received a report that Kruies had left a DuBois business without paying for services. An employee of the business reported that Kruies and a known female left the business without paying for the services received. When Police located Kruies he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

On October 1, 2010 a Preliminary Hearing was held and Kruies failed to appear, at which time the charges were held for Court and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – December 20, 2010

CAPTURED

CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of December 20, 2010.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Dirk M. Painter, age 20, of Quarry Avenue, DuBois, Pennsylvania.   
           
Shaw stated that Painter is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on September 16, 2010.

On March 15, 2010, Officer Randall Young of the DuBois City Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Painter with: 1) Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance, M; 2) Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2 Counts, M; 3) Corruption of Minors, M3; and 4) Driver's Required to Be Licensed, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Young states that on November 6, 2009, Painter was observed operating a vehicle on Chestnut Street, DuBois, and at the time it was known that Painter did not possess a valid driver's license. Upon stopping the vehicle, Young made contact with Painter and detected signs of impairment. Young requested that Painter perform standard field sobriety tests. After administering the field sobriety tests, Painter was transported to the DuBois Regional Medical Center for blood testing. Young also found that the passenger of the vehicle was a female juvenile, and further observed packets of suspected marijuana and two white pills inside the vehicle.

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CAPTURED – Henry Cutler

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Henry L. Cutler, age 20, of Daisy Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.   

Cutler was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on December 13, 2010. 

On October 14, 2009, Assistant Chief Vince J. McGinnis of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Cutler with: 1) Statutory Sexual Assault, F2; 2) Aggravated Indecent Assault, F2; and 3) Indecent Assault, M2.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by McGinnis states that on August 14, 2009, Clearfield County Children Youth and Family Services made a referral to the Clearfield Borough Police Department, alleging that Cutler had inappropriate sexual contact with the victim, a 14 year old female. Clearfield Police met with the victim and she related that Cutler had inappropriate sexual contact with her in January of 2009.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on December 2, 2009, at which time all charges were held to court.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – December 13, 2010

CAPTURED

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK - HENRY CUTLER

CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of December 13, 2010.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Henry L. Cutler, age 20, of Daisy Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.   
           
Shaw stated that Cutler is wanted in three separate cases for failure to appear at Sentencing Court on December 7, 2010.

On October 14, 2009, Assistant Chief Vince McGinnis of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Cutler with: 1) Statutory Sexual Assault, F2; 2) Aggravated Indecent Assault, F2; and 3) Indecent Assault, M2.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by McGinnis states that on August 14, 2009, Clearfield County Children Youth and Family Services made a referral to the Clearfield Borough Police Department, alleging that Cutler had inappropriate sexual contact with the victim, a 14 year old female. Clearfield Police met with the victim and she related that Cutler had inappropriate sexual contact with her in January of 2009.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on December 2, 2009, at which time all charges were held to court.
 

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CLEARFIELD MAN SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON FOR KIDNAPPING CHILD

CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that a Clearfield County man has been sentenced to state prison for Kidnapping.

Shaw identified the defendant as 41 year old Glenn A. Robinson of Clearfield. Currently, Robinson is housed in the Clearfield County Jail pending transfer to the State Prison System.

A Criminal Complaint filed by Trooper Shawn Compton of the Pennsylvania State Police, DuBois Barracks, charged Robinson with: 1) Kidnapping, F1; 2) Unlawful Restraint, F2; 3) False Imprisonment, F2; 4) Interference With Custody of Children, F2; 5) Concealment of Whereabouts of a Child, F3; 6) Terroristic Threats, M1; 7) Luring a Child Into a Motor Vehicle, M1; 8) Simple Assault, M1; 9) Simple Assault, M2; 10) Indecent Assault, M2; 11) Harassment, S; and 12) Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked, S.

An affidavit of probable cause filed with the complaint provides that on July 24, 2010, Robinson picked up the victim at her residence, persuading her to get into his truck by telling her they were going to pick up a dog for her mother. At one point during their travel the victim realized they were not going to pick up a dog, and attempted to get out of the truck. Robinson pulled out a knife and told the victim not to do it again. Continue reading

CAPTURED – Raymond Bloom

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.

Shaw identified the fugitive as Raymond W. Bloom, age 29, of State Street, Curwensville, Pennsylvania.

Bloom was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on November 1, 2010.

Shaw stated that on November 29, 2010, Bloom voluntarily surrendered himself to Deputies from the Clearfield County Sheriff's Office after remaining on the Fugitive of the Week list for four weeks.

On March 15, 2010,  Officer Michael Morris of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Bloom with: 1) Retail Theft, M1; and 2) Receiving Stolen Property, M1.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Morris states that on February 14, 2010, the Lawrence Township Police received a report that Bloom had stolen a computer from the Walmart store, located in Lawrence Township.  Upon further investigation, Morris interviewed a witness who observed Bloom removing the computer. Continue reading

CAPTURED – Tanya Catalina

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Tanya Marie Catalina, age 26, of Krenshaw Road, Dubois, Pennsylvania.

Catalina was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on November 22, 2010.  

On April 8, 2010, Corporal Shawn A. McCleary of the Dubois City Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Catalina with: 1) Driving Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, M; 2) Endangering Welfare of Children, M1; 3) Required Financial Responsibility, S; 4) Reckless Driving; and 5) Careless Driving.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by McCleary states that on December 29, 2009, the Dubois City Police were dispatched to the intersection of South Brady St. and Olive Ave. for the report of a two vehicle crash. Upon arrival McCleary observed two vehicles, a tan 2001 Chrysler sedan and a blue 1999 Ford station wagon, both of which sustained damage. Continue reading