James McGonigal

James McGonigal

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of May 14, 2018.

Shaw identified the Fugitive as James McGonigal, age 49, of Lumadue Lane, Woodland, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that McGonigal is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call held on May 3, 2018, at which time a warrant was issued for his arrest.

On November 27, 2017, Trooper Dennis Peters of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging McGonigal with: 1) Burglary, F2; 2) Criminal Trespass, F2; 3) Theft by Unlawful Taking, F3; 4) Theft by Deception, F3; and 5) Criminal Mischief, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Peters states that on August 9, 2017, Trooper Peters was dispatched to a local business for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, Trooper Peters met with employees who stated that tools were missing from the business. Employees related that they observed footprints as well as damage to the door to the business. Subsequently, Trooper Peters met with an individual who related that he bought some tools from McGonigal recently and later contacted police after he found out that the tools were stolen. On a later date, contact was made with McGonigal who admitted to burglarizing the business.

A Preliminary Hearing was held on December 6, 2017, at which time all charges were held to court. On May 3, 2018, McGonigal failed to appear at Criminal Call and a warrant was issued for his arrest.


McGonigal is described as follows:

Race:               White

Sex:                 Male

Height:           5’08”

Eyes:               Blue

Hair:               Brown


Anyone with knowledge of McGonigal’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 “” and selecting “Report A Crime”.




1 (800) 376-4700

(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)

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