CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield man has been accused of burglarizing two Daisy Street residences while he was under the influence.
Travis James Quick, 33, has been charged by Sergeant Nathan J. Curry of the Clearfield Borough police with two felony counts each of burglary and criminal trespass.
He has also been charged with two misdemeanor counts each of receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking and one count of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, plus two summaries.
On Wednesday Quick waived his right to a preliminary hearing during centralized court at the Clearfield County Jail. His bail is currently set at $50,000 monetary.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, at approximately 10:48 a.m. April 27, police received a report about a male who was attempting to remove items from a residence in the 500 block of Daisy Street.
Upon arrival in the area, police learned that the male had left, and they were directed to East Fifth and Daisy streets. Police stopped a male and identified him as Quick; he reportedly had slurred speech and slow movements.
Quick was in possession of several items that he had been carrying around with him. He also had what appeared to be a hatchet in a holster in his right hand.
He was asked to drop the hatchet. When he did, police were able to observe a rolled up foil in his hand. Quick attempted to conceal it, but when asked, he admitted he had used it to smoke marijuana earlier.
Police subsequently detained Quick to check his information. It was learned there were two active arrest warrants through the office of Magisterial District Judge Mike Morris. Morris requested that Quick appear before him on the warrants.
Before conducting a search of Quick, he was asked if he had anything in his possession that could harm or poke police. He indicated that he had some marijuana in his pocket.
Police did locate a plastic case with a small amount of a green, leafy substance. It also contained a bag with a pill that appeared to have been semi-crushed; it was later determined to be Subutex.
Police went back and spoke with the Daisy Street resident who made the report. She indicated that she has security cameras around her house and she had watched the recording.
She was able to observe Quick walking around her house and taking items earlier in the day. He later placed them elsewhere. He was also seen on her front porch going through her grill and looking under the cushions of her outdoor furniture.
She later observed Quick dragging something that was tan or brown in color between her house and her neighbor’s. She said it appeared he had several items that she believed were stolen.
She said he went onto her neighbor’s porch and remained there until police were contacted.
Police believed the items, which Quick had in his possession, were newer and could have been taken from residences or vehicles. All the items were seized and taken to the station as possible stolen items.
Quick was transported to Morris’ Office. He was then remanded to the Clearfield County Jail on the warrants.
The next day, police went to meet with a second Daisy Street resident. He’d arrived home the previous night and discovered items on his front porch that were either misplaced or didn’t belong to him.
More specifically, he found a tan YETI cooler on his porch. While it did belong to him, it’s kept in a storage room to the rear of his house. He said someone must have entered his home and moved the cooler to his front porch.
He also said that a black Ermatic sound bar was on his front porch and it didn’t belong to him. However, he did learn that it was his neighbor’s.
He requested police to come inside, so he could show them his personal observations. He showed police where his storage room was entered through an unlocked door.
He had recently purchased a Shop Vac. The box was opened and its contents were strewn throughout the room. He found the box outside the door.
He said he had a set of skis, which he keeps in a bag. Initially, he couldn’t find the skis because they weren’t inside the bag he left them in. He did find them eventually in a corner of the room.
He reported that several other items were missing. While police were still at the scene, they observed two home-made cigarette butts, which the male said belonged to his neighbor.
He also found a chew toy and he didn’t know where it was from. Police recalled that Quick had been seen taking it on his neighbor’s security video.
Police showed this Daisy Street resident some pictures of the items that were allegedly stolen by Quick. He identified several items that belonged to him, including an American Crate club cover; Penn State golf balls; a Penn State apron; a pair of boxing gloves; a Steelers soft cooler; a Real Tree carry bag; and two ceramic ornaments.
Upon return to the station, police contacted a third Daisy Street resident. She confirmed that the sound bar and cigarettes belonged to her. She said both were on her closed-in rear porch, which made police believe Quick had entered it.
Police were able to obtain the home security video from the first resident. It corroborated the investigation’s findings and showed Quick in possession of stolen items.
In an interview with police at the county jail, Quick said he hadn’t slept in about three days and he was under the influence at the time of the crimes.
He did remember pulling the cooler from the rear of a Daisy Street residence to its front porch. He said he must have thought it was his brother’s home.
Quick apologized for his actions and said he “is not a thief.”