Monthly Archives: February 2012

CAPTURED – CHRIS JOHN O’CONNOR

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Chris John O'Connor, age 52, of North Church Street, DuBois, Pennsylvania.

O'Connor was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on October 24, 2011.

On July 6, 2011, Officer Shawn Fye of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging O'Connor with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M; 2) Driving While Operating Privilege Is Suspended or Revoked, S; 3) Careless Driving, S; 4) Driving on Right Side of Roadway, S; and 5) Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic, S

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Fye states that on May 20, 2011 the Lawrence Township Police Department was dispatched to a one vehicle accident on Park Avenue Extension. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Fye detected signs of impairment and requested that O'Connor perform field sobriety tests.  After administering the field sobriety tests, O'Connor was transported to the Clearfield Hospital for blood testing. Continue reading

CAPTURED – CHRIS JOHN O’CONNOR

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Chris John O'Connor, age 52, of North Church Street, DuBois, Pennsylvania.

O'Connor was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on October 24, 2011.

On July 6, 2011, Officer Shawn Fye of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging O'Connor with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M; 2) Driving While Operating Privilege Is Suspended or Revoked, S; 3) Careless Driving, S; 4) Driving on Right Side of Roadway, S; and 5) Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic, S

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Fye states that on May 20, 2011 the Lawrence Township Police Department was dispatched to a one vehicle accident on Park Avenue Extension. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Fye detected signs of impairment and requested that O'Connor perform field sobriety tests.  After administering the field sobriety tests, O'Connor was transported to the Clearfield Hospital for blood testing.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – February 27, 2012

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of February 27, 2012.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as David Elensky, age 61, of Houtzdale, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Elensky is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on February 5, 2008.

On April 3, 2007, Trooper Mark Miscavish of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Elensky with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M; 2) Careless Driving, S; 3) Turning Movements and Required Signals, S; and 4) Stopping, Standing and Parking Outside Business and Residence Districts, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Miscavish states that on March 7, 2007, the Pennsylvania State Police received a report of a vehicle parked on State Route 53 with the operator asleep in the driver's seat. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Miscavish detected signs of impairment and requested that Elensky perform field sobriety tests. After administering the field sobriety tests, Elensky was transported to the Clearfield Hospital for blood testing.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on May 23, 2007, at which time all charges were held to court. Continue reading

CAPTURED – BRENDA SUE BOYER

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Brenda Sue Boyer, age 47, of Laura Street, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

Boyer was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on February 13, 2012.

On April 28, 2010, Trooper Adam Gibson of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Boyer with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M; 2) Investigation by Police Officers, S; and 3) Restraint Systems, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Gibson states that in April 2010 while on routine patrol, Troopers observed a vehicle traveling extremely slow through a gated area. Upon making contact with the driver, Gibson detected signs of  impairment and requested that Boyer perform field sobriety tests.  After administering the field sobriety tests, Boyer was transported to the Clearfield Hospital for blood testing.

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CAPTURED – BRENDA SUE BOYER

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Brenda Sue Boyer, age 47, of Laura Street, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

Boyer was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on February 13, 2012.

On April 28, 2010, Trooper Adam Gibson of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Boyer with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M; 2) Investigation by Police Officers, S; and 3) Restraint Systems, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Gibson states that in April 2010 while on routine patrol, Troopers observed a vehicle traveling extremely slow through a gated area. Upon making contact with the driver, Gibson detected signs of  impairment and requested that Boyer perform field sobriety tests.  After administering the field sobriety tests, Boyer was transported to the Clearfield Hospital for blood testing.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – February 21, 2012

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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 February 21, 2012.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Tracy Mortimer, age 31, of Brockway, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Mortimer is wanted for failure to appear at Plea and Sentencing Court on February 14, 2012.

On April 27, 2011, Officer Michael Davidson of the DuBois City Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Mortimer with Criminal Mischief, M2.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Davidson states that on April 8, 2011, Officers were dispatched to a residence on South Main Street in DuBois City for the report of criminal mischief to a motor vehicle. Upon arrival at the scene, Officer Davidson observed large scratches on both sides of the vehicle and that the vehicle had two flat tires. A witness reported that she had observed Mortimer causing the damage to the vehicle. The damages were estimated at approximately $1,916.90.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on June 3, 2011, at which time all charges were held to court.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – February 13, 2012

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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 February 13, 2012.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Brenda Sue Boyer, age 47, of Laura Street, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Boyer is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on February 2, 2012.

On April 28, 2010, Trooper Adam Gibson of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Boyer with: 1) Driving Under the Influence, M; 2) Investigation by Police Officers, S; and 3) Restraint Systems, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Gibson states that in April 2010 while on routine patrol, Troopers observed a vehicle traveling extremely slow through a gated area. Upon making contact with the driver, Gibson detected signs of  impairment and requested that Boyer perform field sobriety tests.  After administering the field sobriety tests, Boyer was transported to the Clearfield Hospital for blood testing.

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CAPTURED – WAYNE CLIFTON

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Wayne Clifton, age 54, of E. Walnut Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Clifton was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on February 6, 2012.

On March 15, 2011, Trooper Terry Jordan of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Clifton with: 1) Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, F3, 8 Counts; 2) Theft By Deception, F3, 8 Counts; 3) Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, M1, 73 Counts; 4) Theft By Deception, M1, 73 Counts; 5) Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, M2, 55 Counts; 6) Theft By Deception, M2, 55 Counts; 7) Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, M3, 7 Counts; and 8) Theft By Deception, M3, 7 Counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Jordan states that in January 2011, the Pennsylvania State Police received a report from the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging regarding their concern that an elderly woman was the victim of an ongoing theft. Trooper Jordan interviewed the victim and found that Clifton had obtained a Power of Attorney for the victim, and that Clifton was to be responsible for paying all of the victim's bills. Upon investigation, it was found that for over a two year period of time Clifton had improperly taken over $50,000.00 from the victim.

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CAPTURED – WAYNE CLIFTON

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Wayne Clifton, age 54, of E. Walnut Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Clifton was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on February 6, 2012.

On March 15, 2011, Trooper Terry Jordan of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Clifton with: 1) Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, F3, 8 Counts; 2) Theft By Deception, F3, 8 Counts; 3) Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, M1, 73 Counts; 4) Theft By Deception, M1, 73 Counts; 5) Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, M2, 55 Counts; 6) Theft By Deception, M2, 55 Counts; 7) Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, M3, 7 Counts; and 8) Theft By Deception, M3, 7 Counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Jordan states that in January 2011, the Pennsylvania State Police received a report from the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging regarding their concern that an elderly woman was the victim of an ongoing theft. Trooper Jordan interviewed the victim and found that Clifton had obtained a Power of Attorney for the victim, and that Clifton was to be responsible for paying all of the victim's bills. Upon investigation, it was found that for over a two year period of time Clifton had improperly taken over $50,000.00 from the victim.

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DA SHAW ANNOUNCES MULTIPLE DRUG ARRESTS

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that a drug operation conducted by the Clearfield County Drug Task Force has resulted  in arrest warrants being issued for thirteen individuals involved in the sale of controlled substances

Shaw stated that in the early morning of February 10, 2012, members of the Clearfield County Drug Task Force spanned out throughout the county to serve the arrest warrants.  

The Clearfield County Drug Task Force includes the following departments: District Attorney's Office, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Pennsylvania State Police, DuBois City Police Department, Lawrence Township Police Department, Sandy Township Police Department, Decatur Township Police Department, Curwensville Borough Police Department, Clearfield Borough Police Department, Morris-Cooper Regional Police Department, Clearfield County Sheriff's Office, Clearfield County Jail, and the Clearfield County Probation Department.

Shaw said that these arrests are the positive results of a two year cooperative drug investigation in Clearfield County. Shaw further explained that the comprehensive investigation, coordinated by the Clearfield County District Attorney's Office and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Bureau of Narcotics Investigation (State College Office), focused on street and mid-level drug dealers, where many of the suspects were selling the controlled substances on the streets, in parking lots, in local establishments, and in apartments and houses throughout the County. Continue reading