Monthly Archives: September 2011

SHAW and MCGRUFF SPEAK TO CUB SCOUT PACK 51

CLEARFIELD - On September 23, 2011, Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr.,  and McGruff the Crime Dog, spoke to members of the Houtzdale Cub Scout Pack 51 at Mountz Memorial Park in Janesville.

During the presentation, Shaw discussed the role of a prosecutor and the District Attorney's Office to the Cub Scouts. Shaw explained that the District Attorney's Office works with both the Police and Judges when crimes are committed, and that crimes can be committed by both adults and young people.

Shaw went on to explain that young people sometimes engage in activity referred to as bullying, and that bullying can take place both in and out of school. Shaw instructed the Scouts on what to do if they are being bullied and also what to do if they see other young people being bullied. Shaw stressed to the pack members the importance of being leaders among their friends and that they can set good examples for others to follow and prevent bullying.

Shaw congratulated Pack 51 Scout Masters Don and Nichole Wonderling for recognizing the importance of educating young people on dealing with bullies.  Shaw stated that McGruff the Crime Dog was very pleased to see so many young Scouts learning about this very important issue.

For more information about the Boy Scouts of America go to http://www.scouting.org .

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CAPTURED – JOSHUA BARGER

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Joshua Barger, age 19, of Scott Lane, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

Barger was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on September 26, 2011.

On February 28, 2011, Trooper Mary McGinnis of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Barger with: 1) Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary, F2; and 2) Criminal Mischief, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper McGinnis states that on November 29, 2010, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the Fuel On located on Walton Street in Philipsburg. After arriving at the scene, Troopers observed that cement blocks had been thrown against the glass doors of the business. Upon investigation, it was found that Barger had thrown the cement blocks at the glass doors of the business in an attempt to gain entry into the store. Continue reading

CAPTURED – JOSHUA BARGER

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Joshua Barger, age 19, of Scott Lane, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

Barger was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on September 26, 2011.

On February 28, 2011, Trooper Mary McGinnis of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Barger with: 1) Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary, F2; and 2) Criminal Mischief, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper McGinnis states that on November 29, 2010, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the Fuel On located on Walton Street in Philipsburg. After arriving at the scene, Troopers observed that cement blocks had been thrown against the glass doors of the business. Upon investigation, it was found that Barger had thrown the cement blocks at the glass doors of the business in an attempt to gain entry into the store. Continue reading

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – September 26, 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 September 26, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Joshua Barger, age 19, of Scott Lane, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Barger is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on September 15, 2011.

On February 28, 2011, Trooper Mary McGinnis of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Barger with: 1) Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary, F2; and 2) Criminal Mischief, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper McGinnis states that on November 29, 2010, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the Fuel On located on Walton Street in Philipsburg. After arriving at the scene, Troopers observed that cement blocks had been thrown against the glass doors of the business. Upon investigation, it was found that Barger had thrown the cement blocks at the glass doors of the business in an attempt to gain entry into the store.

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CAPTURED – KYLEE MARTIN

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Kylee Martin, age 28, of Dutchtown Road, Houtzdale, Pennsylvania.

Martin was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on September 19, 2011.

On March 11, 2011, Officer Michael Morris of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Martin with: 1) Retail Theft, M2; 2) Receiving Stolen Property, M2; and 3) Criminal Trespass, M3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer states that on February 25, 2011, the Lawrence Township Police received a report of a theft in progress at the Walmart Supercenter.  Upon making contact with Martin in the store, Martin then turned over to Police several items of merchandise that had been concealed underneath her clothing.

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CAPTURED – KYLEE MARTIN

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Kylee Martin, age 28, of Dutchtown Road, Houtzdale, Pennsylvania.

Martin was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on September 19, 2011.

On March 11, 2011, Officer Michael Morris of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Martin with: 1) Retail Theft, M2; 2) Receiving Stolen Property, M2; and 3) Criminal Trespass, M3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Morris states that on February 25, 2011, the Lawrence Township Police received a report of a theft in progress at the Walmart Supercenter.  Upon making contact with Martin in the store, Martin then turned over to Police several items of merchandise that had been concealed underneath her clothing. Continue reading

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – September 19, 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 September 19, 2011.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Kylee Martin, age 28, of Dutchtown Road, Houtzdale, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Martin is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on September 15, 2011.

On March 11, 2011, Officer Michael Morris of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Martin with: 1) Retail Theft, M2; 2) Receiving Stolen Property, M2; and 3) Criminal Trespass, M3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Morris states that on February 25, 2011, the Lawrence Township Police received a report of a theft in progress at the Walmart Supercenter.  Upon making contact with Martin in the store, Martin then turned over to Police several items of merchandise that had been concealed underneath her clothing.

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DA SHAW PARTICIPATES IN 5th ANNUAL PROGRESSIVE AGRICULTURE SAFETY DAY

CLEARFIELD- On September 14, 2011, Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., participated in Clearfield County’s 5th Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. Shaw stated that this annual event promotes safety and healthy living, and provides a vital chance to instruct area students on how to be safe and healthy both in school and at home.

Shaw noted that there were nearly 300 second grade students and teachers present at the event, representing six (6) Clearfield County schools including: Bradford Elementary, Centre Elementary, Clearfield Alliance Christian, Clearfield Elementary, Girard-Goshen Elementary, and St. Francis. Shaw also explained that there were sixteen (16) safety-related stations on the topics of: Gun Safety, Bullying, Agricultural Awareness, Hand Washing, Lyme Disease, Tobacco Prevention, Fire Safety, Disaster Prevention, Disability Awareness, Poison Look-a-Likes, Seatbelt/Car Seat Safety, Probation/Drug Awareness, Bicycle/Helmet Safety, 911, PA One Call/Underground Utilities, and Electric Safety.  The event was held at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds.

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CAPTURED – MATTHEW CLYDE

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Matthew Clyde, age 28, of Curry Run Road, Mahaffey, Pennsylvania.

Clyde was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on September 12, 2011.

On July 1, 2011, Trooper Kimberly Ronan of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Clyde with: 1) Theft By Unlawful Taking, M1; 2) Theft By Deception, M1; and 3) Receiving Stolen Property, M1.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Ronan states that in May 2011 the Pennsylvania State Police began an investigation into the theft of scrap metal from a property in Greenwood Township. Upon investigation it was found that Clyde had removed approximately 3,080 pounds of steel from the location. It was also found that Clyde turned in the scrap metal at a local salvage yard and received approximately $385.00.

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CAPTURED – MATTHEW CLYDE

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Matthew Clyde, age 28, of Curry Run Road, Mahaffey, Pennsylvania.

Clyde was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on September 12, 2011.

On July 1, 2011, Trooper Kimberly Ronan of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Clyde with: 1) Theft By Unlawful Taking, M1; 2) Theft By Deception, M1; and 3) Receiving Stolen Property, M1.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Ronan states that in May 2011 the Pennsylvania State Police began an investigation into the theft of scrap metal from a property in Greenwood Township. Upon investigation it was found that Clyde had removed approximately 3,080 pounds of steel from the location. It was also found that Clyde turned in the scrap metal at a local salvage yard and received approximately $385.00. Continue reading