State Police at Clearfield
PSP responded to a crash on March 9 at 12:22 a.m. when a 2017 Polaris Sportsman ATV driven by William M. Byrne, 44, of Spring City, was traveling North on SR 453, Belsena Road when Byrne lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a left curve in the roadway. The vehicle overturned and rolled over at least two times, traveling approximately 108 feet and coming to rest along the west shoulder of SR 453 facing in an east direction on its right side.
Byrne was taken from the scene by Madera Ambulance prior to PSP’s arrival and taken to UPMC Altoona for unknown serious injuries. A helicopter was requested but couldn’t fly due to weather conditions. Byrne is to be cited for several Summary Traffic Violations through District Court 46-3-04, Houtzdale.
On March 11 at 8:49 p.m., Chad Stark, 39, of Philipsburg, engaged in a course of conduct or repeatedly committed acts which served no legitimate purpose by calling a 36-year-old female of Osceola Mills on numerous occasions after being told by the victim herself to quit calling her. Stark will be cited for harassment through District Court 46-3-03, Kylertown.
Police report that items were removed from a motorcycle along E. 8th Street.
Police received a call of harassment that emerged from a road rage incident. Police were able to speak to both parties and resolve the situation.
Police handled a parking complaint along E. 8th Street.
Police located a tractor trailer along the 600 block of Nichols Street. The driver became lost. Police assisted the driver with getting him back onto SR 322.
Police received surveillance video, pictures, and transaction reports on March 1 at 11 a.m. from Sheetz headquarters where a now former employee, Samantha Hawkins, 28, had taken a large amount of money in a four month time period. Sheetz had given all this information and Lawrence Township Police were able to file charges on the information received.
On March 12 at 8:27 a.m., police were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Bigler Avenue and Woodland Road in Lawrence Township, Clearfield County. Upon arriving to the scene, officers discovered that a 2007 Chevrolet CK 3500 driven by Matthew J. Aiello, 24, of Ridgway, failed to stop at a stop light and struck a 2009 Subaru Impreza, driven by Jacob L. Haag, 26, of Clearfield. Haag’s vehicle received disabling damage and was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.
Police were called to a residence on 21st Street in Lawrence Township for an incident of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct where a known male, Richard Oswalt, 26, of Clearfield had made threats to physically harm another and burn their house down. Oswalt was transported to the Clearfield County Jail where he was housed on a 48-hour detainer for being under the influence of a foreign substance.
State Police at DuBois
State Police at Punxsy
On March 11 at approximately 4:05 p.m., troopers were setting up a Traffic Safety Checkpoint on Route 28 in Clover Township, Jefferson County. While setting up a sign along the shoulder of Route 28, a school bus driver alerted a trooper that a black Nissan Maxima had just traveled through a zone where the school bus was stopped with its lights and stop sign deployed while dropping off children just north of this checkpoint. Troopers pursued the vehicle and, after catching up to it approximately one mile north from where this incident occurred, troopers initiated a traffic stop near Mount Pleasant Road at 4:10 p.m. While speaking with the driver, a 20-year-old male of Summerville, troopers detected signs of impairment and asked him to step out of the vehicle. Standardized field sobriety tests were administered and the driver was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. Troopers also seized a small amount of suspected marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and four unidentified pills from within the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.
PSP responded to a crash on March 3 at 6 p.m. on SR 36, Perry Township, Jefferson County. This one-vehicle crash occurred as a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Stephanie A. Parsell, 26, of Punxsutawney, was traveling southbound along SR 36. At the time of the crash, the roadway conditions consisted of a completely snow-covered surface, causing Parsell to lose control as she attempted to negotiate a left-hand curve. Parsell then crossed over the center-line, into the northbound traffic lane, and exited the roadway in an eastern direction before striking a fallen tree along the embankment. Parsell was transported from the scene by Jefferson County EMS to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for suspected minor injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene. Perry Township Fire Department assisted on scene with traffic control.
State Police at Ridgway
PSP Fire Marshal, Ridgway Borough Police Department, and Ridgway Fire Department investigated a structure fire in Elk County. On March 11 at approximately 4 p.m., this fire originated in the structure on the first floor of the two-story residence. This fire is classified as an arson. There was no one home at the time of the fire. Zachary Hoyt, 29, victim, does not have insurance. The estimated total damage is $100,000. Investigation continues. Anyone with information please contact Ridgway Borough Police Department at 773-5125 or Pennsylvania State Police Ridgway Station, Fire Marshal Unit at 776-6136.