State police at Clearfield
- State police reported on a pursuit that resulted in a motor vehicle crash Saturday in Morris Township. Troopers say a 45-year-old Hyde man was traveling south in the area of Sixth Street in Hawk Run and at a very high rate of speed. He reportedly failed to stop at the intersection with Empire Road and proceeded to travel across and then off the roadway. Upon impact with an embankment, his vehicle went airborne, hit the ground and overturned; it came to a final rest on its roof. Troopers say the man suffered suspected serious injury and was flown to UPMC Altoona for medical treatment. State police were assisted on-scene by the Morris Township Fire Co., Moshannon Valley Emergency Medical Services STAT MedEvac and towing services.
- Police conducted a warrant service that resulted in a drug seizure Monday at the Edgewood Apartments. According to police, Chad Butler, 36, of Clearfield was observed leaving an apartment and taken into custody on a warrant. Upon a search of his person, Butler was allegedly found in possession of a plastic bag of methamphetamine and a hypodermic needle. Butler was taken to the magistrate’s office for arraignment and housed in county jail.
- Police received a report about a domestic assault Friday at the Lawrence Park Village. During the incident, 36-year-old Chad Butler of Clearfield allegedly forced entry into the victim’s apartment and then “became physical with her” before fleeing the scene. As a result, police filed charges against Butler, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
- Police were requested to check the welfare of a Robinson Street resident on Monday. Upon arrival, it was learned that everything was OK, and the resident was without a phone. Police subsequently cleared the scene.
- Police received a report about an incident of fraud Monday. According to police, the caller said his mother had gotten a package from Montgomery Wards in the name of her late husband. When police contacted the business and spoke to a loss prevention representative, it was learned a second order had been placed but was reportedly being shipped and delivered to an address in Newark, N.J. Police say this order was then cancelled, and no further action was taken.
- Police responded to an abandoned home Monday after drugs and paraphernalia were found there. Upon arrival, police took possession of the items, and the investigation is ongoing at this time.
- Police received a report about an incident of theft on Monday. During the incident, someone allegedly stole $500 from the victim’s vehicle while it was parked at a local grocery store. Police are continuing their investigation at this time.
- Police responded to a two-vehicle crash Monday in the area of Way Office Supply on Division Street. According to police, a van was stopped at a traffic light near the railroad tracks. Its driver felt he was too close to the tracks and began to back up. However, his van impacted the front of the vehicle behind him. Both drivers exchanged information prior to police arrival; no injuries and minor damage were reported on-scene.