CAPTURED – JOSEPH ARQUILLO
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive.
Shaw identified the Fugitive as Joseph Arquillo, age 42, of Cleveland, Ohio.
Arquillo was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on August 5, 2013.
On July 23, 2012, a Criminal Complaint was filed charging Arquillo with:1) Theft By Unlawful Taking or Disposition, F3, 2 Counts; 2) Receiving Stolen Property, F3, 2 Counts; and 3) Criminal Conspiracy, F3, 2 Counts.
An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed with the Complaint states that on June 13, 2012, the Clearfield Borough Police Department received a report of theft of jewelry and U.S. currency from a residence located on West 6th Street, Clearfield. Upon investigation it was found that Arquillo and another individual had unlawfully removed the jewelry and U.S. currency while employed with a moving company that had been hired by the victim. The approximate value of the stolen items was $4,175.00. Upon further investigation, it was found that Arquillo had exchanged several pieces of the stolen jewelry for cash at a jewelry store.
A Preliminary Hearing was scheduled for August 15, 2012, at which time all charges were held for Court. On July 11, 2013, Arquillo failed to appear for Criminal Call and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Shaw stated that on August 7, 2013, Arquillo was apprehended in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and was taken into custody. Arquillo is currently housed in the Cuyahoga County Jail pending extradition to Clearfield County.
Shaw thanked the Clearfield County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this case.
Anyone with knowledge of a Fugitive’s location is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at (800)-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime”.
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(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)
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