Monthly Archives: April 2012

FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – April 30, 2012

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 30, 2012.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Nicholas Lockhart, age 22, of Elizabeth, West Virginia.

Shaw stated that Lockhart is wanted for failure to appear at Plea and Sentencing Court on April 24, 2012.

On February 10, 2012, Trooper Christopher Pifer of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Lockhart with:1) Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, M; 2) Registration and Certificate of Title Required, S; 3) Display of Registration Plate, S; 4) Driving While Operating Privilege Suspended or Revoked, S; 5) Required Financial Responsibility, S; 6) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed, S; 7) Careless Driving, S; and 8) Restraint Systems, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Pifer states that on January 24, 2012, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the scene of a two vehicle crash on Dillon Road in Beccaria Township.  Upon investigation it was found that Lockhart had been operating one of the vehicles involved in the crash. At the scene, Trooper Pifer detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Lockhart's vehicle. Prior to the arrival of the State Police, Lockhart had been transported to the Altoona Hospital, and blood testing was performed.

 

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CAPTURED – MICHAEL SCHAKE

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Michael Schake, age 20, of Morrisdale, Pennsylvania.

Schake was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on April 16, 2012.

On October 6, 2011, Patrolman Nathan Curry of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Schake with: 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance, M; 2) Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, M, 2 Counts; and 3) Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrolman Curry states that on September 30, 2011, the Clearfield Borough Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle operated by Schake on South Front Street in Clearfield Borough. Upon making contact with Schake, Officers observed drug paraphernalia and marijuana inside the vehicle. It was also found the Schake's operating privileges had been suspended.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on October 19, 2011, at which time all charges were held to court.

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CAPTURED – MICHAEL SCHAKE

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Michael Schake, age 20, of Morrisdale, Pennsylvania.

Schake was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on April 16, 2012.

On October 6, 2011, Patrolman Nathan Curry of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Schake with: 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance, M; 2) Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, M, 2 Counts; and 3) Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrolman Curry states that on September 30, 2011, the Clearfield Borough Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle operated by Schake on South Front Street in Clearfield Borough. Upon making contact with Schake, Officers observed drug paraphernalia and marijuana inside the vehicle. It was also found the Schake's operating privileges had been suspended.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on October 19, 2011, at which time all charges were held to court.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – April 23, 2012

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 23, 2012.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Willie Ray Hockenberry, age 23, of Grassflat, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Hockenberry is wanted for failure to appear at Arraignment Court on February 15, 2012.

On January 3, 2012, Trooper Terry Jordan of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield  Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Hockenberry with: 1) Receiving Stolen Property, M1, 3 Counts; and 2) Theft From a Motor Vehicle, M1, 3 Counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Jordan states that in May 2011, the Pennsylvania State Police began an investigation into three separate incidents of theft from motor vehicles in Cooper Township. Several items including credit cards, U.S. currency, and a lap top had been stolen from the vehicles. Upon investigation it was found that Hockenberry had unlawfully entered the vehicles and removed the missing items. Continue reading

CAPTURED – FRANK EVANS

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Frank Evans, age 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Evans was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on April 2, 2012.

On February 22, 2011, Trooper John Eisman of the Pennsylvania State Police, DuBois Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Evans with: 1) Firearms Not to Be Carried Without a License, F3; and 2) Possession of a Controlled Substance, M.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Eisman states that on February 22, 2011, the Pennsylvania State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on Interstate 80. Upon searching the vehicle, Troopers found a loaded handgun and two ounces of marijuana. Evans was interviewed by Troopers and relayed that he was the occupant who had the gun, and that the marijuana was his. Upon further investigation, it was found that Evans was not the licensed owner of the handgun, and that the owner was not present in the vehicle.

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CAPTURED – FRANK EVANS

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Frank Evans, age 21, of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Evans was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on April 2, 2012.

On February 22, 2011, Trooper John Eisman of the Pennsylvania State Police, DuBois Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Evans with: 1) Firearms Not to Be Carried Without a License, F3; and 2) Possession of a Controlled Substance, M.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Eisman states that on February 22, 2011, the Pennsylvania State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on Interstate 80. Upon searching the vehicle, Troopers found a loaded handgun and two ounces of marijuana. Evans was interviewed by Troopers and relayed that he was the occupant who had the gun, and that the marijuana was his. Upon further investigation, it was found that Evans was not the licensed owner of the handgun, and that the owner was not present in the vehicle.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – April 16, 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 April 16, 2012.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Michael Schake, age 20, of Morrisdale, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Schake is wanted in two separate cases for failure to appear at Plea and Sentencing Court on April 10, 2012.

On October 6, 2011, Patrolman Nathan Curry of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Schake with: 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance, M; 2) Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, M, 2 Counts; and 3) Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrolman Curry states that on September 30, 2011, the Clearfield Borough Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle operated by Schake on South Front Street in Clearfield Borough. Upon making contact with Schake, Officers observed drug paraphernalia and marijuana inside the vehicle. It was also found the Schake's operating privileges had been suspended.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on October 19, 2011, at which time all charges were held to court.

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SHAW ANNOUNCES TWO CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING MURDER BY ARSON

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that charges have been filed against two individuals in relation to an attempted murder and two arsons in Clearfield County.


Shaw identified the defendants as Deanna Nevel, age 30, of Trolley Street, Winburne, Pennsylvania, and Hilmer Harris, age 20, of Loch Lomond Road, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania.

On April 9, 2012, Corporal Charles Gross of the Pennsylvania State Police, Punxsutawney Barracks, filed Criminal Complaints charging Nevel and Harris with: 1) Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder, 3 Counts; 2) Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Murder, 6 Counts; 3) Criminal Attempt to Commit Criminal Homicide, 3 Counts; 4) Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Homicide, 6 Counts; 5) Arson, F1/F2, 4 Counts; 6) Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Arson, F1/F2, 2 Counts; and 7) Recklessly Endangering Another Person, M2, 3 Counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed with the complaints provides that in November 2010 the Pennsylvania State Police began an investigation into an arson that occurred at the Baney Trailer Park in Decatur Township. Upon investigation, it was found that on November 3, 2010, a mobile home located at 116 Baney Road was intentionally set on fire. At the time of the fire, the mobile home was occupied by Phyllis Witherite, Michael Maines, and James Nevel. All three occupants escaped the fire unharmed.

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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK – April 9, 2012

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of April 9, 2012.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Darek Lloyd, age 27, of Glasgow, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Lloyd is wanted for failure to appear at Plea and Sentencing Court on March 26, 2012.

On January 30, 2012, Trooper Dewaine Kephart of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Lloyd with: 1) Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police Officer, F3; 2) Drivers Required to Be Licensed, S; 3) Driving While Operating Privilege Is Suspended or Revoked, S; 4) Driving on Right Side of Roadway, S; 5)  No-Passing Zones, S; 6) Stop Signs and Yield Signs, S; 7) Turning Movements and Required Signals, S; 8) Maximum Speed Limits, S; 9) Reckless Driving, S; 10) Immediate Notice of Accident to Police Department, S; 11) Restriction on Alcoholic Beverages, S; and 12) Restraint Systems, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Kephart states that on January 18, 2012, the Pennsylvania State Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle on State Route 53. When Troopers approached the vehicle it fled the location at a high rate of speed. Troopers pursued the vehicle which was passing several other vehicles in no passing zones and was traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. The vehicle then crossed the roadway and struck an embankment. The driver then fled on foot. Upon investigation it was found that Lloyd was the operator of the vehicle and he was located hiding in a chicken coop. Continue reading

CAPTURED – MEGAN WATLACK

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

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Megan Watlack, age 23, of Washington Avenue, Hyde, Pennsylvania.

Watlack was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on March 26, 2012.

On September 22, 2011, Officer Michael Morris of the Lawrence Township Police Department filed a Criminal Complaint charging Watlack with: 1) Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, M1, 2 Counts; and 2) Receiving Stolen Property, M1, 2 Counts.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Morris states that in July and September 2011, the Lawrence Township Police began an investigation into thefts that occurred at two Clearfield County residences. Upon further investigation it was found that Watlack had stolen $1,100.00 from a residence on Meadow Road in Clearfield, and had stolen $170.00 from a residence on Ridge Avenue in Curwensville.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on November 2, 2011, at which time all charges were held to court.

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