Monthly Archives: January 2011

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – January 31, 2011

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CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of January 31, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Randy Gillen, Jr., age 24, of Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Gillen is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on January 27, 2011.

On June 4, 2010,  Trooper Scott Sankey of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Gillen with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M; 2) Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic, S; 3) Careless Driving, S; 4) Immediate Notice of Accident to Police Department, S; and 5) Restraint Systems, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Sankey states that on May 9, 2010, the Pennsylvania State Police responded to the scene of a one vehicle accident on SR 322. Upon arrival at the scene of the crash, it was found that the driver had left the location. A search of the location was conducted and the driver, identified as Randy Gillen, Jr., was located approximately .6 miles from the crash scene. Upon speaking with Gillen, Trooper Sankey detected signs of  impairment.  Thereafter, Sankey took Gillen into custody and transported him for blood testing.

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SHAW ANNOUNCES ONGOING DEATH INVESTIGATION

BRISBIN – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today
that the Pennsylvania State Police have assembled a major case team to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of an elderly Brisbin woman.

Shaw reported that at this time the cause of death appears to be natural.  However, Shaw noted that "there are one or two issues that need resolved for a clear understanding of how this death occured".  Shaw stated that he was "confident that the State Police would have this matter resolved in the very near future". 

Shaw also stated that an autopsy is being conducted and the results will answer several questions law enforcement have concerning this case. Shaw anticipates the autopsy to be completed this morning.

Shaw stated that these types of incidents have the ability to generate speculation and rumors within the community and hopes this information will resolve public concern.

Shaw encourages everyone to be aware of senior citizens living in their neighborhood.  With frigid temperatures, Shaw stated that it's always a good idea for neighbors to watch out for senior citizens and make an effort to check-in with others in the the neighborhhod from time to time.  Shaw stated that anyone with concerns for the safety and well being of a senior citizen in their neighborhood should contact their local police department or the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-225-8571 or (814) 765-2696.

Visit the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Web Site at www.ccaaa.net

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – January 24, 2011

CAPTURED

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of January 24, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Jason A. Moore, age 30, of Lanse, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Moore is wanted for failure to appear at Sentencing Court on December 7, 2010.

On January 4, 2010,  Officer Jon Walker of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Moore with: 1) Theft By Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received, F3; 2) Theft By Deception, F3; 3) Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices, F3; and 4) Receiving Stolen Property, F3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Walker states that on December 10, 2009, the Lawrence Township Police Received a complaint of theft from a Lawrence Township resident. The victim relayed that he had hired Moore to do excavation and construction work at his residence, and Moore had accepted a payment of $7,000.00 but never completed the work. Upon further investigation, it was also found that Moore had charged over $6,000.00 worth of products from a local business to the victim.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – January 17, 2011

CAPTURED

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of January 17, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Melissa Custer, age 39, of Main Street, Brockway, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Custer is wanted for failure to appear at Arraignment Court on October 13, 2010.

On August 2, 2010,  Officer Shawn Bloom of the DuBois City Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Custer with Retail Theft, F3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Bloom states that on July 29, 2010, the DuBois City Police were dispatched to a DuBois business for a report of a retail theft.  Video surveillance showed Custer concealing merchandise and attempting to leave the business without paying for the items.

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FUGITIVE – MICHELE DERRICK – CAPTURED

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


Shaw identified the Fugitive as Michele Derrick, age 45, of East Market Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.


Derrick was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on January 10, 2011.


On September 14, 2010,  Assistant Chief Vince  McGinnis of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Derrick with Retail Theft, F3.


An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by McGinnis states that on September 8, 2010, the Clearfield Borough Police Department received a report that Derrick had stolen merchandise from the Clearfield Pharmacy.  Video surveillance showed Derrick concealing the merchandise in her purse, then exiting the store without paying for the merchandise.

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FUGITIVE – RYAN C. PALMER – CAPTURED

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Ryan C. Palmer, age 18, of Weber Avenue, DuBois, Pennsylvania.


Palmer was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on January 3, 2011.

On October 25, 2010,  Officer Matthew Robertson of the DuBois City Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Palmer with: 1) Access Device Fraud, M1; and 2) Theft by Unlawful Taking, M2.


An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Robertson states that on October 16, 2010, the DuBois City Police received a complaint of theft from a DuBois resident. The victim relayed that Palmer had taken her Debit card.  Upon further investigation, it was found that Palmer had made three unauthorized ATM withdrawals using the victim's Debit card.


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CLEARFIELD MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that charges have been filed against a Clearfield man for possession of child pornography.

Shaw identified the defendant as Jerry Kovach, Sr., age 69, of Walnut Street, Clearfield.

On January 13, 2011, Assistant Chief Vince McGinnis of the Clearfield Borough Police Department filed a criminal complaint charging Kovach with: 1) Sexual Abuse of Children- Dissemination of Photographs, Videotapes, Computer Depictions and Films, F3; 2) Sexual Abuse of Children- Possession of Child Pornography; 3) Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, F3; and 4) Obscene and Other Sexual Material and Performances, F3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by McGinnis states that on August 4, 2010, Trooper David Powell of the Pennsylvania State Police Computer Crime Unit searched the Gnutella network for files which depicted child pornography. Trooper Powell was able to directly connect to a computer that shared files depicting children performing sexual acts.

Trooper Powell was able to use the I.P. address assigned to the computer to determine the customer information belonging to that I.P. address. The I.P. address was found to belong to Kovach, at his Walnut Street residence. A search warrant was obtained and served at the residence. At that time, a computer was seized and found to contain computer depictions of children under the age of 18 years of age engaging in a prohibited sexual acts or the simulation of such acts. Kovach was at the residence during the execution of the search warrant. Continue reading

SHAW ANNOUNCES DRUG ARREST IN DUBOIS CITY

DUBOIS - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that a drug operation conducted by the DuBois City Police Department has resulted in the arrest of DuBois resident.

Shaw identified the defendant as  Kyle K. Read, age 22, of West DuBois Ave, DuBois, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Officer Steve A. Maholtz of the DuBois City Police Department filed 2 criminal complaints charging Read with: 1) Possession With the Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance, F, 4 Counts; 2) Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, F3; 3) Possession of a Controlled Substance, M, 4 Counts; and 4) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, M.

The criminal complaints allege that on December 9, 2010, an undercover Police Officer purchased $90.00 worth of cocaine from Read inside a vehicle in the area of West DuBois Avenue, DuBois City. The criminal complaints also allege that on December 15, 2010, an undercover Police Officer purchased $200.00 worth of cocaine from Read in the parking lot of an establishment located on West DuBois Avenue, DuBois City. The criminal complaints further state that on December 16, 2010,  an undercover Police Officer purchased $50.00 worth of cocaine and $30.00 worth of marijuana from Read

The DuBois City Police Department then obtained a search warrant for  Read's residence at West DuBois Avenue.  On January 7, 2011, DuBois City Police executed the search warrant and seized marijuana, marijuana plants, drug paraphernalia, $390.00 in U.S. currency, and an unregistered semi automatic pistol. Continue reading

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – January 10, 2011

CAPTURED

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of January 10, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Michele Derrick, age 45, of East Market Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Derrick is wanted for failure to appear at Arraignment Court on November 10, 2010.

On September 14, 2010,  Assistant Chief Vince McGinnis of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Derrick with Retail Theft, F3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by McGinnis states that on September 8, 2010, the Clearfield Borough Police Department received a report that Derrick had stolen merchandise from the Clearfield Pharmacy.  Video surveillance showed Derrick concealing the merchandise in her purse, then exiting the store without paying for the merchandise.

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CAPTURED – DIRK M. PAINTER

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Dirk M. Painter, age 20, of Quarry Avenue, DuBois, Pennsylvania.
               
Painter was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on December 20, 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 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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