DA SHAW ANNOUNCES MAN CHARGED IN FEBRUARY ROBBERY OF SENIOR CITIZEN

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that a Bellefonte man has been charged in the February robbery of a senior citizen. Shaw identified the defendant as Christopher James Handte, age 26, currently an inmate at the Centre County Correctional Facility. Trooper William Mostyn of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging the defendant with: 1) Aggravated Assault, F1; 2) Robbery, F1; 3) Kidnapping, F1; 4) Burglary, F2; 5) Arson, F3; 6) Criminal Mischief, F3; 7) Theft by Unlawful Taking, F3; 8) Receiving Stolen Property, F3; 9) Unlawful Restraint, M1; 10) False Imprisonment, M2; 11) Recklessly Endangering Another Person, M2; 12) Simple Assault, M2; 13) Access Device Fraud, M2; and 14) Harassment, S. Continue reading

FOW – JASON GUTHRIE

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of August 24, 2015. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Jason Guthrie, age 34, of Williams Street, Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Shaw stated that Guthrie is wanted for failure to appear at a Preliminary Hearing held on June 17, 2015. On May 14, 2015, Trooper Joshua Lawrence of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Guthrie with multiple counts of: 1) Forgery, F3; 2) Theft by Unlawful Taking, F3; and 3) Bad Checks, S. Continue reading

CAPTURED – BENJAMIN COLYER

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Benjamin Colyer, age 20, of Lilly Street, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. Colyer was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on August 10, 2015. On May 25, 2015, Patrolman Adam Raybuck of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Colyer with: 1) Theft by Unlawful Taking, M2; 2) Theft by Deception, M2; and 3) Receiving Stolen Property, M2. An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrolman Raybuck states that on April 25, 2015, Clearfield Borough Police received a complaint that someone had stolen 15 video games from the victim. Upon investigation, it was determined that Colyer had removed the video games from the victim’s home. In addition, Colyer later sold the video games to a local business. Continue reading

FOW – KASEY CONDON

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of August 17, 2015. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Kasey Condon, age 24, of Valley View Drive, Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Shaw stated that Condon is wanted for failure to appear at Plea and Sentencing Court held on August 11, 2015. On January 30, 2015, Officer Julie Curry of the Lawrence Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Condon with: 1) Retail Theft, M2; and 2) Receiving Stolen Property, M3. An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Curry states that on January 9, 2015, Lawrence Township Police received a complaint of a theft at a local business the previous day. Upon investigation, it was determined that a store employee had witnessed Condon concealing items in her purse. Condon was then observed paying for several items; however, she did not pay for the items that were concealed within her purse. Condon then refused to stop when confronted by store personnel. Continue reading

DA SHAW ANNOUNCES INMATES CHARGED IN SCI HOUTZDALE RIOT

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced today that three inmates have been charged in the April riot at SCI Houtzdale. Shaw identified the defendants as Norman Wothman, age 51, Yafest Oliver, age 26, and Richard Adams, age 34, all formerly inmates at SCI Houtzdale. Trooper David Patrick of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed Criminal Complaints charging the defendants with: 1) Aggravated Assault, F1; 2) Assault by Prisoner, F2; 3) Riot, F3; 4) Simple Assault, M2; 5) Disorderly Conduct, M3; and 6) Harassment, S. Continue reading

FOW – BENJAMIN COLYER

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of August 10, 2015. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Benjamin Colyer, age 20, of Lilly Street, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. Shaw stated that Colyer is wanted for failure to appear at a Preliminary Hearing held on July 8, 2015. On May 25, 2015, Patrolman Adam Raybuck of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Colyer with: 1) Theft by Unlawful Taking, M2; 2) Theft by Deception, M2; and 3) Receiving Stolen Property, M2. An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrolman Raybuck states that on April 25, 2015, Clearfield Borough Police received a complaint that someone had stolen 15 video games from the victim. Upon investigation, it was determined that Colyer had removed the video games from the victim’s home. In addition, Colyer later sold the video games to a local business. Continue reading

CAPTURED – THEODORE WELLS

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Theodore Wells, age 27, of Highland Street, Dubois, Pennsylvania. Wells was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on June 8, 2015. On November 18, 2014, Trooper Jason McKee of the Pennsylvania State Police, Dubois Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Wells with: 1) Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, M; 2) Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed, S; 3) Careless Driving, S; and 4) Occupant Protection, S. An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper McKee states that on March 28, 2014, the Pennsylvania State Police, Dubois Barracks, were dispatched to Highland Avenue, Brady Township, for the report of a vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Trooper McKee observed a vehicle with extensive damage. Upon making contact with the operator of the vehicle, identified as Wells, signs of impairment were detected. Wells was then transported to Altoona Regional Hospital for treatment Continue reading

CAPTURED – MELANIE HARTMAN

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Melanie Hartman, age 23, of Forcey Road, Woodland, Pennsylvania. Hartman was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on June 22, 2015. On July 14, 2014, Patrolman Nathan Curry of the Clearfield Borough Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Hartman with: 1) Access Device Fraud, M1; and 2) Receiving Stolen Property, M1. An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Patrolman Curry states that on July 5, 2014, Clearfield Borough Police were dispatched for a report of a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim related that someone had removed cash and the victim’s wallet containing a check card and other personal items. Upon investigation, it was determined that Hartman, and other individuals, used the victim’s check card to make several purchases and were declined in other attempted purchases. Continue reading

CAPTURED – ROBERT SELFRIDGE

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Robert Selfridge, age 35, of Main Street, Falls Creek, Pennsylvania. Selfridge was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on July 20, 2015. On February 23, 2015, Sergeant Kris Kruzelak of the Sandy Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Selfridge with: 1) Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, F; 2) Person Not To Possess Firearms, F2; 3) Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License, F3; 4) Possession of a Controlled Substance, M; 5) Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, M; and 6) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, M. An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Sergeant Kruzelak states that on February 19, 2015, Sandy Township Police were dispatched to a local hotel for the report of an activated fire alarm. Upon arrival at the hotel, officers were advised that smoke and an odor of marijuana was coming from a room that had caused the alarm to be activated. Officers were further advised that a male, later identified as Selfridge, remained in the room and placed unknown items into two duffle bags before placing them in a car. After receiving a search warrant for the vehicle, officers discovered three handguns, drug paraphernalia, and various controlled substances including; methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription pills. Continue reading

CAPTURED – DESTINY GASBARRE

CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced the capture of a wanted fugitive. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Destiny Gasbarre, age 26, of Rumbarger Avenue, Dubois, Pennsylvania. Gasbarre was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list on July 27, 2015. On February 6, 2015, Officer Travis Goodman of the Sandy Township Police Department, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Gasbarre with multiple counts of: 1) Forgery, F3; 2) Access Device Fraud, M2; 3) Theft by Unlawful Taking, M2; and 4) Receiving Stolen Property, M3. An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Officer Goodman states that on October 3, 2014, the victim reported to police that her check card had been stolen. Upon investigation, it was discovered that Gasbarre had used the check card to make numerous purchases at several different locations. The total amount charged to the account was $2,877.83. Continue reading

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