Monthly Archives: April 2011

CAPTURED – MICHAEL ZUKAUSKAS

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Michael Zukauskas, age 33, of Gainesville, Virginia.

Zukauskas was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on April 25, 2011.

On April 4, 2009, Officer Randall Young of the DuBois City Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Zukauskas with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M; 2) Careless Driving, S; and 3) Operation of Vehicle Without Official Certificate of Inspection, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Young states that on February 7, 2009, while on routine patrol, officers observed a vehicle driving erratically. The vehicle was also observed to have an expired Certificate of Inspection. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Young detected signs of  impairment and requested that Zukauskas perform field sobriety tests.  After administering the field sobriety tests, Zukauskas was transported to the DuBois Regional Medical Center for blood testing. Continue reading

FUGITIVE- MICHAEL ZUKAUSKAS – CAPTURED

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Michael Zukauskas, age 33, of Gainesville, Virginia.

Zukauskas was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on April 25, 2011.

On April 4, 2009, Officer Randall Young of the DuBois City Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Zukauskas with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M; 2) Careless Driving, S; and 3) Operation of Vehicle Without Official Certificate of Inspection, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Young states that on February 7, 2009, while on routine patrol, officers observed a vehicle driving erratically. The vehicle was also observed to have an expired Certificate of Inspection. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Young detected signs of  impairment and requested that Zukauskas perform field sobriety tests.  After administering the field sobriety tests, Zukauskas was transported to the DuBois Regional Medical Center for blood testing.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – April 25, 2011

Michael ZukauskasCAPTURED

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 25, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Michael Zukauskas, age 33, of Gainesville, Virginia.

Shaw stated that Zukauskas is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on September 17, 2009.

On April 4, 2009, Officer Randall Young of the DuBois City Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Zukauskas with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M; 2) Careless Driving, S; and 3) Operation of Vehicle Without Official Certificate of Inspection, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Young states that on February 7, 2009, while on routine patrol, officers observed a vehicle driving erratically. The vehicle was also observed to have an expired Certificate of Inspection. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Young detected signs of  impairment and requested that Zukauskas perform field sobriety tests.  After administering the field sobriety tests, Zukauskas was transported to the DuBois Regional Medical Center for blood testing.

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CAPTURED – RUSSELL WALTER, II

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Russell Walter, II, age 25, of 18th Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Walter was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on September 27, 2010.

On February 24, 2010, Trooper Terry Jordan of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Walter with: 1)  Burglary, F2, 5 counts; 2) Criminal Trespass, F2, 5 counts; 3) Theft by Unlawful Taking, M2, 5 counts; and 4) Receiving Stolen Property, M2, 5 counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Jordan states that between December 1, 2008, and February 1, 2009, the Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a series of burglaries that occurred at the Kwik Check Market in Bigler Township, the Royal Oak in Gulich Township, and the Rainbow Inn in Beccaria Township.  During the course of the investigation, Jordan interviewed several suspects.  On June 19, 2009, Jordan interviewed a suspect who provided information supporting the arrest of Walter.  The suspect interviewed was also arrested and charged with conspiracy for participating in the burglaries.
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FUGITIVE- RUSSELL WALTER, II- CAPTURED

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Russell Walter, II, age 25, of 18th Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Walter was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on September 27, 2010.

On February 24, 2010, Trooper Terry Jordan of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Walter with: 1)  Burglary, F2, 5 counts; 2) Criminal Trespass, F2, 5 counts; 3) Theft by Unlawful Taking, M2, 5 counts; and 4) Receiving Stolen Property, M2, 5 counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Jordan states that between December 1, 2008, and February 1, 2009, the Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a series of burglaries that occurred at the Kwik Check Market in Bigler Township, the Royal Oak in Gulich Township, and the Rainbow Inn in Beccaria Township.  During the course of the investigation, Jordan interviewed several suspects.  On June 19, 2009, Jordan interviewed a suspect who provided information supporting the arrest of Walter.  The suspect interviewed was also arrested and charged with conspiracy for participating in the burglaries.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – April 18, 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 April 18, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Peter Rossi, age 31, of Bell Lane, Woodland, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Rossi is wanted for failure to appear at Pretrial Conferences on April 14, 2011.

On August 31, 2010, Trooper Brian Elensky of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Rossi with: 1) Theft By Unlawful Taking, M1; and 2) Receiving Stolen Property, M1.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Elensky states that in August 2010, the victim reported that he and his wife had observed a vehicle parked near his scrap metal pile on his property in Bradford Township. The victim approached the vehicle and came in contact with Rossi who was loading the vehicle with the scrap metal. Rossi then fled the scene. The victim reported that Rossi had improperly removed approximately three tons of scrap metal from his property.

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SHAW ANNOUNCES NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK

    DA SHAW ANNOUNCES THAT CLEARFIELD COUNTY JOINS IN
"RESHAPING THE FUTURE, HONORING THE PAST"
FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME
2011 NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHTS WEEK
 
CLEARFIELD - District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that Clearfield County joins the 2011 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Observance, a time to honor victims and the advocates of victims’ rights. This year’s theme—Reshaping the Future, Honoring the Past—evokes victims’ past struggles and our nation’s duty to help them rebuild stronger lives.

For victims, reshaping the future means confronting many challenges. After a crime, victims need to know what rights and resources they can count on. They may need funds to bury a loved one or pay medical bills. They may want information on the criminal justice process, their rights to be present or heard in court, and to be notified about court proceedings and offenders’ whereabouts.

For victim advocates, reshaping the future - particularly in these financially stressed times -means finding ways to do more with less. It means locating resources for victims who want them and helping new victims - such as the millions harmed by financial fraud - to restore their credit and financial security. Reshaping the future requires meeting present and emerging challenges. 
It also requires understanding how crime has marred the past. As we approach the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, we honor the memory of the victims and their families’ struggles to rebuild a future despite their grief. We also remember the thousands of homicide victims in our nation in recent years, and the millions who live each day in fear of violence.

Honoring the past also means recalling a time, not too many years ago, when victims had no voice in the criminal justice system - when murder victims’ families were excluded from courtrooms and assault victims paid all their own medical bills. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week honors the victims and advocates who confronted such injustices and helped produce a nationwide system of victim compensation and victims’ rights. It also reminds us that failures to enforce these laws or to fund programs for victims jeopardize the success of these reforms.
 
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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – April 11, 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 April 11, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Brian Hostler, age 22, of 7th Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Hostler is wanted for failure to appear at a Preliminary Hearing on March 30, 2011.

On February 25, 2011, Trooper Kimberly Ronan of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Hostler with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, M2.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Ronan states that in May 2010, the victim reported that her vehicle had been taken while she was attending an event in Houtzdale. The victim's vehicle was later located in a remote area in Blair County. Upon investigation, it was found that Hostler had taken the victim's vehicle, and left it on Kerbaugh Road in Antis Township, Blair County.

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CAPTURED – ROBERT STOLIKER

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Robert Stoliker, age 38, of Geary Road, Spring Mills, Pennsylvania.

Stoliker was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on April 4, 2011.

On January 27, 2011, Trooper David Patrick of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Stoliker with: 1) Burglary, F2, 2 Counts; 2) Theft By Unlawful Taking, M2, 3 Counts; and 3) Receiving Stolen Property, M2, 3 Counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Patrick states that between November 22, 2010 and December 2, 2010, it was found that the Stoliker had unlawfully gained access to the victim's shed and had removed a 20 pound roll of copper wire. It was also found that Stoliker had taken approximately 30 pounds of copper tubing from the victim's property, and had unlawfully removed a 40 pound roll of copper wire from the victim's home. Continue reading

FUGITIVE- ROBERT STOLIKER- CAPTURED

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Robert Stoliker, age 38, of Geary Road, Spring Mills, Pennsylvania.

Stoliker was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on April 4, 2011.

On January 27, 2011, Trooper David Patrick of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Stoliker with: 1) Burglary, F2, 2 Counts; 2) Theft By Unlawful Taking, M2, 3 Counts; and 3) Receiving Stolen Property, M2, 3 Counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Patrick states that between November 22, 2010 and December 2, 2010, it was found that the Stoliker had unlawfully gained access to the victim's shed and had removed a 20 pound roll of copper wire. It was also found that Stoliker had taken approximately 30 pounds of copper tubing from the victim's property, and had unlawfully removed a 40 pound roll of copper wire from the victim's home.

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