Monthly Archives: February 2011

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – February 28, 2011

CAPTURED

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of February 22, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Charles L. Day, age 48, of DuBois, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Day is wanted for failure to appear at Sentencing Court on May 11, 2010.

On January 20, 2009, Officer Randall Young of the DuBois City Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Day with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M; 2) Careless Driving, S; 3) Registration and Certificate of Title Required, S; 4) Operation of Vehicle Without an Official Certificate of Inspection, S; 5) Required Financial Responsibility, S; and 6) Operation Following Suspension of Registration, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Young states that on December 23, 2008, while on routine patrol, officers observed a vehicle traveling with an expired registration and without operating taillights. The vehicle was further observed crossing the center double yellow line several times while traveling east on East DuBois Avenue. Upon stopping the vehicle, Young detected signs of  impairment and requested that Day perform field sobriety tests.  Day was then transported to DRMC for blood testing.

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CAPTURED – JENNA GRUMBLATT

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Jenna Jean Grumblatt, age 27, of East Park Avenue, DuBois, Pennsylvania.

Grumblatt has two pending cases and was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on August 16, 2010.

On March 23, 2006, Officer Steve Maholtz of the DuBois City Police Department filed a Criminal Complaint charging Grumblatt with: 1) Simple Assault, M2; and 2) Retail Theft, M2.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Maholtz states that on May 15, 2006, the DuBois City Police were dispatched to the Sheetz store on Brady Street for a report of individuals fighting with an employee. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim, who was a store clerk. The victim reported that Grumblatt was observed concealing items on her person and then leaving the store without paying for the items. Grumblatt then assaulted the victim, when the victim attempted to detain Grumblatt. The victim recovered a purse that was dropped by Grumblatt. The purse contained Grumblatt's driver license and various papers with Grumblatt's name. Grumblatt fled in 1993 Ford Sedan.

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CAPTURED – JARRED PETERS

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Jarred Peters, age 19, of Dorey Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Peters was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on February 7, 2011.

On June 16, 2010,  Sergeant Mark Brooks of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Peters with: 1) Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft By Deception, F3, 3 Counts; 2) Theft By Deception, F3, 3 Counts; 3) Receiving Stolen Property, F3, 3 Counts; 4) Theft By Deception, M1, 6 Counts; 5) Receiving Stolen Property, M1, 2 Counts; and 6) Theft By Deception, M2, 3 Counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Sgt. Brooks states that on May 21, 2010, the Lawrence Township Police received a report of an ongoing theft from a Lawrence Township business. Upon further investigation, it was found that Peters and five other individuals were involved in presenting fraudulent weigh slips and collecting payments from the business. Peters and the five other individuals improperly collected a total of approximately $8,677.45 in payments from the business. Continue reading

FUGITIVE- JARRED PETERS- CAPTURED

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


Shaw identified the Fugitive as Jarred Peters, age 19, of Dorey Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania. 

Peters was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on February 7, 2011. 

On June 16, 2010,  Sergeant Mark Brooks of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Peters with: 1) Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft By Deception, F3, 3 Counts; 2) Theft By Deception, F3, 3 Counts; 3) Receiving Stolen Property, F3, 3 Counts; 4) Theft By Deception, M1, 6 Counts; 5) Receiving Stolen Property, M1, 2 Counts; and 6) Theft By Deception, M2, 3 Counts. 

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Sgt. Brooks states that on May 21, 2010, the Lawrence Township Police received a report of an ongoing theft from a Lawrence Township business. Upon further investigation, it was found that Peters and five other individuals were involved in presenting fraudulent weigh slips and collecting payments from the business. Peters and the five other individuals improperly collected a total of approximately $8,677.45 in payments from the business.


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SHAW ANNOUNCES FEDERAL COURT UPHOLDS MURDER CONVICTION

CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit rendered a decision which affirmed the murder conviction of Timothy Hanson.



The underlying facts of Hanson's case were that on December 24, 1987, Hanson shot and killed David Smith at the Hanson residence in Philipsburg. At the time of the shooting Hanson was on the run from a juvenile facility. Hanson was convicted of criminal homicide after a jury trial on June 24, 1988, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Following his conviction, Hanson filed multiple appeals. 


After two sets of appeals through the Pennsylvania Superior Court, an appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and an appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States, Hanson had exhausted all possible state court remedies and filed an appeal in the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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SHAW ANNOUNCES SANDY TOWNSHIP MAN CHARGED WITH RAPE

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that charges have been filed against a Sandy Township man.

Shaw identified the defendant as James Robert Simunovich, age 19, of Bucco Reef Road, DuBois, Pennsylvania.

On January 14, 2011, Officer Erik Rupp of the Sandy Township Police Department filed a Criminal Complaint charging Simunovich with: 1) Rape, F1; 2) Sexual Assault, F2; 3) Aggravated Indecent Assault, F2; and 4) Indecent Assault, M2. Officer Rupp also obtained a warrant for Simunovich's arrest.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed with the complaint provides that on June 28, 2010, Rupp was dispatched to the DuBois Regional Medical Facility to meet with the victim of an alleged sexual assault. Upon further investigation, it was found that while the victim, a juvenile female,  was sleeping she was sexually assaulted by  Simunovich.

Shaw stated that on January 28, 2011, Deputies from the United States Marshal Service located Simunovich in Greenville, North Carolina and took him into custody.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – February 7, 2011

CAPTURED

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of February 7, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Jarred Peters, age 19, of Dorey Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

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

On June 16, 2010,  Sergeant Mark Brooks of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Peters with: 1) Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft By Deception, F3, 3 Counts; 2) Theft By Deception, F3, 3 Counts; 3) Receiving Stolen Property, F3, 3 Counts; 4) Theft By Deception, M1, 6 Counts; 5) Receiving Stolen Property, M1, 2 Counts; and 6) Theft By Deception, M2, 3 Counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Sgt. Brooks states that on May 21, 2010, the Lawrence Township Police received a report of an ongoing theft from a Lawrence Township business. Upon further investigation, it was found that Peters and five other individuals were involved in presenting fraudulent weigh slips and collecting payments from the business. Peters and the five other individuals improperly collected a total of approximately $8,677.45 in payments from the business.

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FUGITIVE- RANDY GILLEN, JR. – CAPTURED

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


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

Gillen was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on January 31, 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 has 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: SANDY TOWNSHIP WOMAN SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON

CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that a Sandy Township woman has been sentenced to state prison for her involvement with an arson fire on September 25, 2010.


Shaw identified the Defendant as Rebecca Alsbaugh, age 34, of Woolendean Road, Treasure Lake, Sandy Township, Pennsylvania.


On October 13, Sergeant Rodney Fairman of the Sandy Township Police Department filed a Criminal Complaint charging Alsbaugh with: 1) Criminal Solicitation to Commit Arson, F1; 2) Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Arson, F1; and 3) Corruption of Minors, M1, 2 counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Fairman states that at 4:35 am on September 25, 2010, the Sandy Township Police responded to a structure fire at an occupied home on Clear Run Road. A mother and her thirteen year old daughter were asleep in the residence and awakened by the family dog. The victims were able to escape the residence unharmed prior to arrival of the fire department.

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