FOW – AUSTIN PATTERSON

Austin Patterson

Austin Patterson

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of November 2, 2015.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as Austin Patterson, age 20, of 4th Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Patterson is wanted for failure to appear at a Preliminary Hearing held on October 28, 2015.

On September 24, 2015, Patrolman Elliott Neeper of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Patterson with: 1) Burglary, F2; 2) Criminal Trespass, F2; 3) Theft by Unlawful Taking, F3; 4) Receiving Stolen Property, F3; and 5) Criminal Mischief, M3.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrolman Neeper states that on September 16, 2015, Patrolman Neeper received a report of suspicious items abandoned outside of a local business. Upon arrival, Patrolman Neeper observed various electronics and D.J. equipment located outside the business along with a 2 wheeled hand cart. Officers then traveled to a local storage unit facility where they observed that the padlock of one of the units had been removed. Officers then contacted the property manager who was able to pull the surveillance video.

Officers observed two males enter the property then go directly to the storage unit. The two males were observed cutting the padlock of the storage unit then removing the various items. The suspects transferred the items to a vehicle but left behind the 2 wheeled hand cart and a pair of recently purchased bolt cutters. Officers were then able to obtain surveillance video of three males recently purchasing the bolt cutters from a local business. One of the individuals was identified as Austin Patterson and Officers were also able to further identify the suspected vehicle as belonging to Patterson. When later confronted by Officers, Patterson admitted to involvement in the burglary.

A Preliminary Hearing was scheduled for October 28, 2015, at which time Patterson failed to appear and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Patterson is described as follows:

Race: White
Sex: Male
Height: 6’0″
Eyes: Green
Hair: Blonde

Anyone with knowledge of Patterson’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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