DuBois City PD
Grocery store incident
Police were dispatched to the Giant Eagle at 100 N. Main St. for a disturbance. Upon arrival, a woman told police that a man was checking out and yelling at the cashiers about an issue. The man was disrupting the store and he was asked to calm down by an employee, who told him he could speak to the service desk about his issue. The male then started yelling at her and he was asked to leave the store. He left.
Police were on patrol when they viewed a male raking leaves at a Daisy Street residence. It was known by the officers that the male held an active warrant through the Clearfield Sheriff’s Department. The male was taken into custody and transported to the county jail on the warrant.
Police were requested to assist the sheriff’s office with a warrant at a SW 4th Avenue residence. While conducting the warrant service, sheriff deputies found drug paraphernalia, which was handed over to township police.
The Sons Of Italy reported to police that someone had spray painted the “anarchy” symbol on one of its doors during the evening hours with blue spray paint. Anyone with information is to contact the Clearfield Borough Police Department.
Police responded to a local business on South 3rd Street for a male to be heavily under the influence of alcohol. The male was transported to Penn Highlands by EMS as a result of his level of intoxication. A citation for public drunkenness is pending.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on South Fourth Street. It was found that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and submitted to a legal blood draw at Penn Highlands Clearfield. He was released to a sober adult and charges are pending.
DUI arrest, warrant
Lawrence Township Police Department requested assistance from the department on a traffic stop. As a result, one man was arrested for DUI and officers from the department transported a woman to the county jail due to a warrant for her arrest.
Hearing aid found
A gold-colored hearing aid was found in front of Bob’s Army and Navy. The individual transported the hearing aid to the station. If you lost a hearing aid and believe this to be it, please contact the Clearfield Borough Police Department.
Police assist fall patient
Officers assisted EMS on South Sixth Street for an elderly male who had fallen inside of his residence. EMS and officers were able to lift the man up and place him on a stretcher. He was transported to Penn Highlands Hospital for further evaluation.
LAWRENCE TWP. PD
While on patrol on the Clearfield Shawville Highway Thursday, police spotted a male along the fog line walking in and out of traffic while carrying a large package holding a Bissell vacuum cleaner. Police identified the male as Jason Schmoke, of Clearfield, who had an outstanding warrant for unpaid fines. It was also discovered he had consumed alcohol while on probation. Schmoke was transported to the Clearfield County Jail. He was also charged with public drunkenness.
DUI, probation violation
On Nov. 6 at 1:47 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop in the Walmart parking lot for expired registration. During investigation, police suspected the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance. He also had a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Further investigation and search of the vehicle revealed more drug paraphernalia. A passenger was taken to the Clearfield County Jail where she was housed on a probation violation. Charges are pending.
At 11:28 p.m. on October 13 Brookville police stopped a Volkswagen Jetta for an equipment violation. While speaking with the driver, police smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A passenger in the rear of the vehicle was found to be in possession of a marijuana cigar. She was charged with drug paraphernalia and the driver was cited for several summary traffic violations.
State police in DuBois are investigating an act of criminal mischief. Sometime between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. October 26, someone punctured two tires on a blue Ford F-150 owned by Tiffani Coon, 41, of Rockton.
State police in DuBois said two people had possible injuries following a three-vehicle crash on the DuBois Rockton Road at 3:57 p.m. October 24. Police said William Wilburn, 84, of Grampian, driving a 2005 Subaru Forester, hit the rear of a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country mini-van driven by Mary M. Parks, 79, of Clearfield. Walburn’s Forester was then hit by a 2014 Honda CRV driven by Sarah H. Aycock, 22, of Clearfield. Walburn and Parks suffered possible injuries, but were not taken to the hospital. All vehicles sustained minor damage.
Woman punches man
Cassidy Kaizer, 36, of Reynoldsville, has been cited for harassment following an argument with a 40-year-old man from Reynoldsville. She allegedly punched him in the face, but he did not suffer any serious injuries, according to PSP DuBois. The argument took place at 4:37 p.m. in Winslow Township.
No injuries were reported by PSP DuBois following a two-truck accident on Interstate 80 in Sandy Township. Police said at 11:32 a.m. October 31 Robert E. Mozer, 67, of Kingston, NY, and Fuad M. Ali, 31, of Lewis Center, Ohio, were traveling west near mile marker 102. Mozer was attempting to merge into the left lane due to construction. He hit Ali’s 2007 Freightliner Columbia with his 2016 International Harvester, then fled the scene.
One driver was injured in a two-vehicle accident investigated by PSP DuBois. Police said Larry J. Kohler, 56, of DuBois was traveling north on Route 219 (Carson Hill Road) in Brady Township, Clearfield County, and had stopped for a school bus. His 2011 Chevrolet Silverado was struck in the rear by a Ford F-150XLT driven by Patrick A. Turner, 62, of Grampian. Kohler was taken to Penn Highlands DuBois by Brady Township Volunteer Fire Rescue Ambulance Company. Assisting at the scene was Brady Township VFD.
Car hits tree
State police in DuBois said James M. McKee, 32, of DuBois, was not injured when his 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt hit a tree on the roadway. McKee was traveling north on Route 255 in Huston Township, Clearfield County, at 7:36 p.m. October 31, when the accident occurred.
Two injured in wreck
Two people received minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident investigated by PSP DuBois at 5:30 p.m. October 31. Police said Albert L. Haag, 74, of Grampian was traveling south on Route 219 in Brady Township, Clearfield County. Police said he was driving too fast for conditions and veered of the highway, struck an embankment and overturned. Haag and his passenger, Luraye E. Haag, 76, of Grampian, were taken to Penn Highlands DuBois by ambulance.
State police in DuBois are investigating the theft of multiple firearms owned by a 71-year-old man from Reynoldsville. Police said someone entered the man’s home and stole six guns and a compound bow, valued at $3,935. Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is encouraged to contact PSP DuBois at 371-4652.
State police are investigating the theft of construction tools from the home of a 59-year-old man in Sykesville. The incident happened at 1:30 a.m. November 3. A dark colored truck was seen in the area at the time of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP DuBois at 371-4652.
Man punches teenager
State police in Punxsutawney have filed charges against Tracy Gaston, 56, of Rochester Mills, following an incident which happened between 8 and 9 a.m. October 26 in Canoe Township, Indiana County. It was reported to police that a 17-year-old boy was hunting and was confronted by Gaston, who punched the boy in the face. Charges were filed in district court.
Hit and run
State police in Punxsutawney investigated a hit-and-run accident at 7:02 p.m. October 26 at the Moose Lodge in Punxsutawney. Police said someone hit a parked 2011 Chrysler 200, owned by Rebecca C. Kendra, 67, of Punxsutawney. The noise from the impact was heard by witnesses, who said the driver left the parking lot without stopping.
The driver of a 2004 Jeep Liberty was cited for driving too fast following a three-vehicle crash in Young Township. PSP Punxsutawney said at 11:28 a.m. October 31, a 2010 Nissan Versa had stopped on Route 36 to make a left turn. A 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was behind the Nissan. The driver of a Jeep Liberty attempted to go around the stopped vehicles, but hit both of them. No injuries were reported and damage to the vehicles was minor.
Pick-up hits pole
State police in Punxsutawney are investigating an accident which occurred at 2:10 p.m. October 27 on Route 410 in Henderson Township. A red Chevrolet Colorado was seen hitting a tension cable for a utility pole before fleeing the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Punxsutawney at 938-0510.
Car rolls over
State police in Punxsutawney were called to Locust Road in Canoe Township, Indiana County, at 1:02 p.m. October 24. Police said Steven J. Schopperth, 18, of Punxsutawney, lost control of his 2005 Chevrolet Malibu while rounding a left hand curve. He went off the road, hit a bank and rolled over, with the car stopping on its roof. Schopperth was cited for driving too fast. Assisting at the scene was Rossiter Volunteer Fire Department.
Lawn tractor stolen
State police in Punxsutawney are investigating the theft of a tractor owned by Paul Sherry, 72, of Commodore. Police said at 11:52 a.m. November 2, Sherry reported his GTZ35 green John Deere tractor had been taken from his storage garage a week earlier. The seated lawn mowing tractor has a plastic hood with a missing chunk, and a 42-inch deck. Anyone with information pertaining to the incident is asked to contact PSP Punxsutawney at 938-0510.
- State police conducted a traffic stop on a 27-year-old Punxsutawney man on Gaskill Avenue, Punxsutawney, on Wednesday at 1:17 a.m. and determined he was DUI. Charges are pending.
- During a state Department of Transportation inspection along Interstate 80 in Washington Township, Jefferson County, and discovered a 29-year-old Arlington Texas man was DUI. Charges are pending.
On Nov. 4 at 5:23 p.m., police responded to Oknefski Road for an active domestic. Upon arrival on scene, it was found a 29-year-old Ridgway woman had caused visible injuries to a 41-year-old Ridgway man and a 25-year-old Kersey woman. The suspect was taken into custody and arraigned on charges of simple assault and harassment in front of District Judge James L. Martin. Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured.
At approximately 1:52 a.m. in the 1900 block of Henderson Street in Woodward Township, troopers discovered someone had spray painted an obscene picture in the middle of the road. Damage is estimated at $100. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police.
Troopers responded to Laura Street, in Chester Hill, on Nov. 2 for a Protection From Abuse order violation. Upon arrival troopers discovered Alex Wojtowich, 26, of Philipsburg, had left. Troopers interviewed the victim and determined that crimes had occurred and searched the area to no avail. Shortly afterwards the victim called and said Wojtowich had returned to the residence. Police arrived on scene and arrested him and placed him in Clearfield County Jail for outstanding warrants.
Around 2:40 a.m. Oct. 26, a 72-year-old Philipsburg man became upset with a 72-year-old Philipsburg woman at a residence along Empire Road and struck her in the face. Charges of harassment were filed through Magisterial District Judge Jerome Nevling’s office.
Just after midnight Oct. 27, police received a call about a large gathering on the 800-block of Back Street. A 19-year-old Frenchville man was cited for disorderly conduct as a result. Charges were filed through Judge Nevling’s office.
On Nov. 5 at 4:44 p.m., Adam Demanche, 36, of West Decatur allegedly drove through a 39-year-old Osceola Mills man’s yard after Betty Demanche, 41, of Philipsburg blocked the roadway. Adam Demanche was arrested for criminal mischief. Betty Demanche was cited for disorderly conduct. The incident was captured on a nearby surveillance system. The yard damage was valued at $100. Charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Jerome Nevling’s office.
State police in Marienville investigated 476 incidents in October. Police said 38 criminal offenses were reported, and 36 were founded offenses. Thirty-four criminal offenses were cleared and 22 criminal arrests were made. Police investigated 22 crashes, including one fatality and three hit and run crashes. Seventeen injuries were reported and six DUI arrests were made. During the month police issued 218 traffic citations and 156 warnings.
State police in Marienville arrested Bri Walker, 26, of Tylersburg following an argument in Farmington Township, Clarion County. Police said Walker was arguing with a 23-year-old woman from Glenshaw and a 48-year-old woman from Marble. Upon investigation police took Walker into custody. He was arraigned and placed in Clarion County Jail. Police are continuing their investigation.
Vehicles hit deer
- No injuries were reported when a 2014 Kia Sorento hit a deer on Route 68 in Toby Township, Clarion County. PSP Clarion said Candice M. Johnston, 48, of Rimersburg, was traveling south on Route 68 at 7 a.m. October 26 when the deer ran onto the road, causing a head-on collision, smashing the engine block and driver’s side headlight, cracking the radiator.
- A Doylestown man and his passengers were not injured when his 2018 Buick Enclave hit a deer at 3:59 a.m. October 25 in Clarion Township, Clarion County. PSP Clarion said Richard E. Vail, age 50, was traveling on Interstate 80 at the time of the accident.
- State police in Clarion said Harvey G. Smith Jr., 29, of North Chesterfield, VA, was not injured when his 2019 Volvo tractor-trailer hit a deer on Interstate 80 in Clarion Township, Clarion County. The accident happened at 11:12 p.m. October 23.
- State police in Clarion investigated an accident at 5:54 p.m. October 27 in Clarion Township, Clarion County. Police said Katelyn Kiehl, 33, of Clarion, was traveling north on Greenville Pike when a deer ran onto the road and hit her 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, smashing the engine block and crushing the front of the vehicle. Police said Kiehl and none of her passengers were injured.
- PSP Clarion said Xavier Solis, 24, of West Palm Beach, FL, was not injured when his 2018 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 hit a deer on Interstate 80 in Paint Township, Clarion County. The accident happened at 4 a.m. October 29.
Electric bill scam
State police in Clarion are investigating an electric bill scam. Police said a business owner in Callensburg said a man named Chris Olsen allegedly said he was with Penelec Power Company, phone number 888-406-9712. The business owner says Olsen stole $1,496.76 from him. Police said a Google search on the phone number was done and it came back to the country of India.
Car runs red light
No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision, caused when a driver ran a red light. PSP Clarion said Claire H. Stromyer, 84, of Strattanville was traveling west on Route 68 at 1:22 p.m. October 13 in a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. She drove through the red traffic signal, hitting a 2018 Nissan Rogue, driven by Grace E. Pfleegor, 18, of Williamsport, who was making a left turn onto Route 68. Both vehicles were disabled and Stromyer was cited in the incident.
State police in Clarion are investigating a theft that occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. October 12 in Perry Township, Clarion County. During that time someone stole chrome wheels with tires mounted on them, a windshield and an ignition with the key in it from a 2013 Polaris Ranger side by side, owned by a 59-year-old man from Parker. Total value of the items is $1,350. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PSP Clarion at 226-1710.
Car hits pole
State police in Clarion investigated a one-car accident at 4:20 p.m. October 30 on Fisher Road in Strattanville. Police said Emily A. Condon, 27, of Mechanicsburg, was unfamiliar with the road and was driving too fast to make the curve. Her 2010 Toyota Corolla skidded off the road and hit a utility pole. She was not injured but the car was towed from the scene. There was minor damage to the pole. Condon was cited for driving too fast.
Teen crashes ATV
At 6:51 p.m. November 2 PSP Clarion was dispatched to Clarion Hospital regarding an ATV crash. Police said the boy’s mother told them he was driving the ATV on private property in the woods in Knox, when he lost control and hit a tree. He flew over the handle bars and landed on his left shoulder on the ground. He was able to drive back to his home and was taken to the hospital by a relative. He was released from the hospital with a broken collar bone. The boy was wearing a helmet and suffered no head injuries.
State police in Clarion are investigating a burglary that happened between noon and 1 p.m. October 20 at the home of Laura McGiffin, 35, of Knox. Stolen were a John Deere tractor and a fire pit.
Assault at hospital
State police in Clarion are investigating an assault which allegedly happened at a 12:59 a.m. October 9 at Clarion Hospital. The victim was a 47-year-old woman from Emlenton.
Driver falls asleep
No injuries were reported when a driver fell asleep on Interstate 80. PSP Clarion said Angel J. DeJesus Jr, 18, of Secaucus, NJ, fell asleep at 5:18 a.m. November 4 in Monroe Township, Clarion County, while traveling east on I-80 at approximately 70 mph in a 2010 Mazda 3. He awoke and over-corrected, crossing the road and hitting a bank before overturning. DeJesus was cited in the accident.
State police in Clarion are investigating a report of fraud. Police said James Minich, 86, of New Bethlehem, reported he was the victim of multiple phone scams between June 15 and November 4.
- State police in Clarion report a patrol trooper from PSP Clarion was assigned to a DUI detail in another county. On November 3 at 1:29 a.m., he observed a vehicle violate several Pennsylvania vehicle codes and conducted a traffic stop on Hilltop Road in Boggs Township, Clarion County. He found the driver to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. The 51-year-old man from Wallaceton was arrested for DUI and later placed in Clearfield County Jail on a probation detainer.
- On November 3 at 12:14 a.m. a traffic stop was initiated by a PSP Clarion trooper on a specialized DUI detail. The driver, a 30-year-old man from Philipsburg, was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and was arrested for DUI. The arrest was made on Phoenix Road in Rush Township, Centre County.
- State police in Clarion are investigating a report of harassment in Beaver Township, Clarion County. At 8:43 p.m. October 9 police received a report that a person had trespassed into an apartment in Knox Commons and allegedly hit another person in the head. Both people, a woman age 40 and a 19-year-old man, are from Knox.
- At 3:30 p.m. September 21 state police in Clarion investigated a reported harassment at the Clarion Pizza Hut, where someone threatened physical contact towards a 30-year-old woman from Strattanville. The incident is still being investigated.
Car hits house
One person was injured in a one-car accident investigated by PSP Clarion at 7:02 a.m. October 28 in Ashland Township, Clarion County. Police said Linda L. Hunsberger, 56, of Knox, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Routes 322 and 338. She continued through the intersection and hit a house. Hunsberger was taken to Clarion Hospital by ambulance for treatment of her injuries. She was cited for careless driving. Assisting at the scene were Clarion Hospital EMS and Shippenville Fire.
Car part stolen
State police in Clarion are investigating the theft of a piece of tailgate trim from a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado owned by a 64-year-old man from Parker. Police said the theft occurred along Foust Road in Toby Township, Clarion County, sometime between 8 a.m. September 29 and 8 a.m. October 13. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact PSP Clarion at 226-1710.
State police in Clarion said there were no injuries in a two-vehicle crash in the parking lot of Staples Plaza in Monroe Township, Clarion County. The accident happened at 6:14 p.m. October 31 when a 2017 Hyundai Elantra was driving through the parking lot and a 2011 Jeep Liberty was backing from a parking spot when they collided. Damage to the vehicles was minor.
State police in Clarion investigated a two-vehicle accident at 12:23 p.m. October 31 in Paint Township, Clarion County. Police said Cameron A. Craig, 20, of Clarion, was traveling south on Kiser Wagner Road when his brakes locked up and his 2003 Buick Century skidded head on into a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, driven by Crystal L. Elder, 27, of Shippenville. Craig was cited for not driving at a safe speed and Elder was cited for driving under suspension/DUI related and driving with an expired license.
On October 1 a PFA violation was reported to state police in Clarion by a 54-year-old woman from Emlenton. Police are investigating the report.
The Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement assisted local and state law enforcement with monitoring student activities during recent homecomings. Minor patrols and age compliance details occurred at Clarion University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Oct. 3, 4, and 5 and at Slippery Rock University on Oct. 11-12.
- Clarion University: On Oct. 4, an age compliance detail was conducted, eight licensed establishments were checked using two underage buyers. Of the eight establishments, three were non-compliant. Additionally, an administrative violation at one licensee was observed for improper license display and a violation for loudspeaker at a second licensee. On Oct. 5, a minor patrol was conducted in the vicinity of Clarion University at the Autumn Leaf Festival. Twenty-five contacts were made with one arrest for possession of alcohol by a minor. A second minor was found in possession but refused to provide information so Clarion Borough Police Department became involved and arrested the minor for underage drinking and false reports to law enforcement.
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania: On Oct. 4, an age compliance detail was conducted. Five licensees were checked using one underage buyer. Of the five, one establishment was non-compliant. During this detail an administrative violation for sales on credit was observed at a licensee. On Oct. 3 and Oct. 5, minor patrols were conducted near IUP for homecoming. Nineteen contacts were made, but no arrests were made.
- Slippery Rock: On Oct. 11, an age compliance detail was conducted. Six licensed establishments were checked using an underage buyer. Two licensed establishments served the underage buyer. On Oct. 12, a minor patrol was conducted during pregame tailgating activities at the football game and two minors were arrested for underage drinking during the detail. A second minor patrol was conducted during the evening and 13 minors were arrested for underage drinking with one minor arrested additionally for possession of a false ID card and misrepresentation of age.
Other liquor law violations
- On Oct. 23, police cited East Side Bar and Restaurant of DuBois for a July 20 incident in which they permitted patrons to possess and/or remove alcoholic beverages from the premises after 2:30 a.m.
- On Oct. 9, police cited Red Lobster of DuBois for failure to notify the Liquor Control Board within 15 days of a change of manager.
- On Oct. 9, police cited Penfield Volunteer Fire Department for submitting an incomplete annual report, selling alcoholic beverages to nonmembers, and failure to maintain records in conformity with the provisions of the Liquor Code and Title 40 of the Pennsylvania Code.
Charges will be brought before an Administrative Law Judge who has the authority to impose penalties ranging from $50-1,000 for minor offenses and up to $5,000 for more serious offenses. In addition, ALJ can also impose a license suspension or revocation of the license based on the severity of the charge brought. The ALJ can also mandate training for the licensee in an effort to educate them on the requirements of being a licensee.
‘On Oct. 22 at 2:15 p.m., police responded to a no-force burglary on North Ninth Street. The investigation is ongoing. Police is asking anyone who sees or hears anything suspicious to notify PSP at (814) 355-7545.
On Oct. 30 at 10:21 p.m., a crash occurred as a vehicle was traveling north on Eagle Valley Road when it hydroplaned causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled left of the roadway, hit a ditch, and overturned. The driver was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured.
On Oct. 31 at 8:32 a.m., a crash occurred on I-80 east, mile marker 160, in which a tractor-trailer overturned when the driver attempted to stop on the shoulder of the road and the trailer braking system activated, braking aggressively. The driver was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center for a possible injury.
State police report that on Nov. 3 at 6:34 p.m., Jordan Suhoney, 18, of Wallaceton, allegedly punched a 36-year-old Philipsburg man in the face.