CLEARFIELD – A local man has been accused of stealing firearms and then crashing his all-terrain vehicle after leaving a bar.
Richard Allen Supenia, 54, of Houtzdale has been charged by Clearfield-based state police with three counts of theft by unlawful taking, F2; three counts of receiving stolen property, F2; two counts of DUI, M; and 12 summaries.
Supenia waived his right to a preliminary hearing during centralized court Wednesday at the Clearfield County Jail. Bail has been set at $ 100,000 monetary.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Jan. 19, state police were dispatched to a firearms theft on Lemon Street in Gulich Township.
State police learned that Supenia showed up at the victim’s house and said he needed fuel for his four-wheeler. While the victim was preparing to leave, he observed Supenia coming down the stairs with three of his guns.
The guns were a 16-guage shotgun, a 20-guage lever action shotgun and a .22-caliber revolver pistol. Due to fear, the victim didn’t confront Supenia when he allegedly left with the guns. Supenia and the victim were the only people inside the house at the time.
Supenia reportedly proceeded on his four-wheeler to the Royal Oak Bar in Janesville. State police learned that Supenia was there for several hours and had multiple alcoholic beverages.
The bartender told state police that Supenia appeared to be “on something and was whacked out” the entire time he was there. She suspected he was under the influence of some type of drug.
Later Supenia left the bar and ended up in the 1800 block of Plank Road, which is approximately three nautical miles from the bar. There, he crashed his four-wheeler and was flown to UPMC Altoona for treatment of a relatively severe injury.
While he was at the hospital, Holidaysburg-based state police responded to obtain a blood draw. He refused and denied any involvement in any type of incident that day.
A search warrant was obtained for Supenia’s blood content, police said.