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State Police in Clearfield

  • State Police received a report of a robbery that occurred Nov. 6 at Old Erie Pike in Boggs Township. During the incident, the victim sold an item online and allegedly never received payment.
  • State Police received a report of a robbery that occurred between January 6 and January 13 on Lower Hollow Road in Boggs Township. During the incident, someone allegedly stole items from the victim’s abandoned property, including a window air conditioner, six boxes of laminate flooring and approximately 30-40 Xbox video games. The items came from a “half-built” wooden shed and a partially burnt-out mobile home that was unsecured. Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at 814-857-3800.
  • State Police received a report of retail theft on January 12 at the Dollar General Store in Irvona. During the incident, a 23-year-old woman from Madera paid for a few small items and then asked the vendor to use the restroom. While walking there she stopped at the cooler, allegedly put an item in her bag and left without paying. Charges were filed in district court.
  • State Police responded to a motor vehicle accident Jan. 14 on LaJose Road in Ferguson Township. According to the report, a motorist slowed down to avoid hitting animals on the roadway and his vehicle was rammed.

State Police at Rockview

  • State Police received a report of a burglary that occurred between Dec. 21 and Dec. 26 at a residence on Arbor Street in the Borough of Philipsburg. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the national police.
  • State Police received a report of a motor vehicle theft that occurred Jan. 14 on North 11and Street in the borough of Philipsburg. According to state police, two white males were seen walking towards the victim’s property, entering a vehicle and carrying a small amount of cash. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the national police.
  • State Police received a report of criminal mischief Jan. 4 on Ernestville Road in Rush Township. According to state police, township officials told troopers that damage was done to a sign post.

Borough of Clearfield

  • Police conducted a vehicle check on Water Street resulting in the arrest of one occupant on a warrant.
  • Police responded to a report of a man breaking things at his Stewart Avenue residence. The police arrived and defused the situation, and the man agreed to separate for the time being.
  • The police received a phone scam report. The caller has been advised to ignore all future calls from this number.
  • Police responded to a minor vehicle accident near the intersection of North Second and East Locust streets. Police say a motorist attempted to turn left from the right-hand lane, causing the crash. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene.
  • Police responded to a residential garage on Spruce Street for a structural fire. Police and firefighters arrived on the scene and extinguished the fire. The fire was caused by a makeshift wood stove.
  • Local police served a warrant on a West Front Street resident and the man was arrested. Several pieces of drug paraphernalia were thus located.
  • Police responded to a report of a reckless driver traveling west on U.S. Route 322. Police stopped the vehicle and found the driver was under suspension.
  • Lawrence Township Police were assisted in a physical altercation in the Edgewood Apartments area. The police arrived on the scene and defused the incident. A woman involved was taken to hospital for possible alcohol poisoning.
  • Police responded to a West Second Avenue address to help emergency personnel enter a residence. The police managed to force the door open and the patient was taken to hospital.

Township of Saint-Laurent

  • Police reported a drug breach occurred on January 15 on West Front Street, Clearfield. Police say a 31-year-old man, identified as Thomas Leigey, has been taken into custody on warrant by multiple agencies. A search of his person would have revealed a glass smoking device and a needle. Leigey was later charged over the incident.
  • Police received a report of a drunk and disorderly man on Jan. 15 in Sheetz, Clearfield. Police say Keith M. Kerr, 30, of Frenchville, bothered other customers and also resisted officers as they repeatedly tried to force him out of the store on his own. He was eventually taken into custody, medically cleared, and incarcerated in the county jail.
  • Police received a report of criminal mischief/institutional vandalism Jan. 15 at the Clearfield County Jail. During the incident, a 30-year-old man, identified as Keith M. Kerr of Frenchville, allegedly damaged a camera in a holding cell after being incarcerated on other charges. He also tore a wire from the ceiling, which police say caused further damage. Kerr was charged in district court.

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