Monthly Archives: August 2011

CAPTURED- KRISTEN MCBRIDE

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Kristen McBride, age 29, of Decon Road, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

McBride was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on August 8, 2011.

On January 20, 2011, Patrolman Crystal Panebianco of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging McBride with 1) Criminal Trespass, F2; 2) Criminal Trespass, M3; and 3) Disorderly Conduct, M3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrolman Panebianco states that on August 14, 2010, the Lawrence Township Police received of a report of a criminal trespass at a residence on Putty Road, Lawrence Township. Upon investigation it was found that McBride had unlawfully entered the residence of the victim after having previously been advised she was not permitted on the property.

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CAPTURED- KRISTEN MCBRIDE

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Kristen McBride, age 29, of Decon Road, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

McBride was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on August 8, 2011.

On January 20, 2011, Patrolman Crystal Panebianco of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging McBride with 1) Criminal Trespass, F2; 2) Criminal Trespass, M3; and 3) Disorderly Conduct, M3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrolman Panebianco states that on August 14, 2010, the Lawrence Township Police received of a report of a criminal trespass at a residence on Putty Road, Lawrence Township. Upon investigation it was found that McBride had unlawfully entered the residence of the victim after having previously been advised she was not permitted on the property.

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INFORMATION WANTED TO SOLVE ROBBERY OF SENIOR CITIZEN

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP- Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that the Clearfield County Crime Stoppers is seeking information relating to a robbery at a residence on Race Street, Clearfield.

Shaw stated that on Sunday, August 7, 2011, the Lawrence Township Police responded to a residence on Race Street for a report of a theft. Upon arrival at the scene, the victim, a senior citizen, relayed that he was sitting on the porch of his residence when a woman entered onto the porch and asked him for change for a twenty dollar bill. The victim further relayed that the woman handed him two one dollar bills however he returned those to her when he realized she had not handed him the proper amount. The woman them reached into the victim's front pocket and unlawfully removed his wallet.  The victim also relayed that the woman then ran to her car and left the scene.

The female perpetrator was described as being between 20 to 25 years of age, with shoulder length blonde hair, and approximately 5'5" to 6' in height. The female was further described as wearing a yellow tank top shirt and khaki capri pants at the time of the incident. Additionally, the female's vehicle was described as a Gold or Silver Chevrolet car.
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SHAW ANNOUNCES THAT REWARD OFFERED TO HELP LOCATE MISSING MAN

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that the search continues to locate a missing Clearfield man and reported that Clearfield County Crimestoppers is seeking information to help with the search.

Shaw identified the missing man as Justin Lewis Demko, age 27, of 406 East 20th Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Demko was first reported missing to the Lawrence Township Police Department on July 1, 2011.   Acting on information received  by investigators working the case, a coordinated search was conducted to locate items of evidence that may assist in locating Demko.

On Friday, August 26 and Saturday August 27, 2011, search teams combed properties near the R.J. Corman Rail Yard in Clearfield Borough.  The search expanded to include properties behind the Bionol plant and along the Susquehanna River.   Additional information learned during the search caused investigators to search a second site located in the Guinea Hill Road area of Lawrence Township. Continue reading

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – August 29, 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 August 29, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Barry Eugene Taylor, Jr., age 44, of Mill Hall, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Taylor is wanted for failure to appear at a Preliminary Hearing held on May 4, 2011 and for failure to appear at Arraignment Court held on August 3, 2011.

On April 5, 2011, Lieutenant Todd E. Lombardo of the Morris-Cooper Regional Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Taylor with: 1) Bad Checks, M2, 2 Counts; and 2) Driving While Operating Privilege Is Suspended or Revoked, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Lt. Lombardo states that in August 2010, the Morris-Cooper Regional Police Department were dispatched to a Morrisdale business for the report of a bad check. Upon arrival, the victim relayed that Taylor had written a bad check in the amount of $661.20 in July 2010 in order to obtain merchandise from the store. Lombardo also learned that Taylor had driven to the business while he had a suspended driver's license.

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CAPTURED – RICHARD GUMP

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Richard Gump, age 45, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

Gump was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on July 11, 2011.

On May 3, 2011, Sergeant Gregory Neeper of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Gump with: 1) Theft By Deception, M; and 2) Receiving Stolen Property, M.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Sgt. Neeper states that in April 2011, the Clearfield Borough Police began an investigation into a theft that occurred at local bank. Upon investigation, it was found that Gump had unlawfully obtained money while at the bank on April 6, 2011.

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CAPTURED – RICHARD GUMP

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Richard Gump, age 45, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

Gump was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on July 11, 2011.

On May 3, 2011, Sergeant Gregory Neeper of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Gump with: 1) Theft By Deception, M; and 2) Receiving Stolen Property, M.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Sgt. Neeper states that in April 2011, the Clearfield Borough Police began an investigation into a theft that occurred at local bank. Upon investigation, it was found that Gump had unlawfully obtained money while at the bank on April 6, 2011.

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DA SHAW ANNOUNCES MAHAFFEY DRUG DEALER SENTENCED TO STATE PRISON

CLEARFIELD - Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that a Mahaffey drug dealer has been sentenced to state prison.


Shaw identified the defendant as Robert N. Fiasco, age 33, of Mahaffey, Pennsylvania. Currently, Fiasco is housed in the Clearfield County Jail pending transfer to the State Prison System.


A Criminal Complaint filed by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, charged Fiasco with: 1) The Manufacture, Delivery or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver a Controlled Substance, F, 4 Counts; 2)  Person Not to Possess, Use, Manufacture, Control, Sell or Transfer Firearms, F2; 3) Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, F3, 4 Counts; and 4) Knowingly or Intentionally Possessing a Controlled or Counterfeit Substance, M, 5 Counts.


An Affidavit of Probable Cause provides that in May 2010, Narcotics Agents of the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigations and Drug Control began an investigation into the sale and distribution of heroin in Clearfield County. With the assistance of the Drug Task Force, Agents were able to setup four controlled purchases of heroin where Fiasco sold narcotics to a confidential informant. During each sale, the confidential informant provided Fiasco with prerecorded U.S. Currency in exchange for heroin.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – August 15, 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 August 15, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Paul Witherite, age 24, of St. Clara Street, Houtzdale, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Witherite is wanted for failure to appear at Preliminary Hearing on July 6, 2011, and for failure to appear at Arraignment Court on August 3, 2011.

On June 3, 2011, Trooper Kimberly Ronan of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Witherite with: 1) False Identification to Law Enforcement Authority, M3; and 2) Disorderly Conduct, M3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Ronan states that on May 24, 2011, Pennsylvania Constables responded to a residence on St. Clara Street in Woodward Township in order to serve a warrant on Witherite. Upon arrival the Constables came into contact with two males, and in speaking with the two males, Witherite identified himself as "Bob Hamilton". When asked to provide the supporting identification, Witherite explained that he had his license taken away. Witherite and the other male then told the Constables they had just dropped off Paul Witherite at a trailer located in Osceola Mills. The Constables were able to later confirm through the Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET) that the male identifying himself as "Bob Hamilton" was Witherite.

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CAPTURED- JOSEPH HOOVER, JR.

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Joseph Hoover, Jr., age 23, of Munson, Pennsylvania.

Hoover was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on July 18, 2011.

On March 20, 2010, Lieutenant Todd E. Lombardo of the Morris-Copper Regional Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Hoover with 1) Theft By Unlawful Taking, F3; 2) Receiving Stolen Property, F3; and 3) Criminal Trespass, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Lt. Lombardo states that in February 2010, the Morris-Copper Regional Police began an investigation into a theft that occurred at a coal site located in Hawk Run, Pennsylvania. Upon investigation, it was found that Hoover had unlawfully removed various items valued at approximately $7,500.00 from the property. Continue reading