THOMAS FOUND GUILTY IN OCTOBER 2017 FATAL SHOOTING

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Clearfield, PA – In the case of an alcohol-fueled argument that ended in a fatal shooting, the jury found a Hawk Run man guilty.

28-year-old Dustin Thomas is accused of shooting 36-year-old Brett Bamat of Philipsburg on Oct. 31 in Morris Township.

Thomas will now serve a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Thomas is accused of smoking marijuana, drinking whiskey, then drawing a gun several times before he shot Bamat.

 

TWO UNUSUAL CRIMES IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY

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Clearfield, PA – Two separate but unusual thefts are being reported in Clearfield County.

In the first, someone stole food from a home in Grassflat and possibly damaged the owner’s vehicle.

A 62-year-old man says someone went into his home on Camel Street in Grassflat sometime between Aug. 10 and 12 and stole a package of steaks, hamburger, a cantaloupe, toilet paper, and paper towels, valued at a total of $30.

 

POLICE FOUND MORE THAN 1 KILOGRAM OF HEROIN IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY

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Clearfield County, PA – Police found more over 1 kilogram of heroin inside a vehicle in Clearfield County.

According to police, they pulled over 32-year-old Luisa Patino Sandoval and 39-year-old Ricardo Sanchez Wednesday afternoon.

In addition to the heroin, they reportedly also found fentanyl and a digital scale for selling the drugs.

Both Sandoval and Sanchez are from California and have been charged with manufacture with possession with intent to deliver.

 

TEEN CAUGHT ON ROOF OF CLEARFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL

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Osceola Mills, PA – A teenager was caught on top of the roof of a Clearfield County school building.

A 15-year-old boy was found by police on the roof of the Osceola Mills Elementary School.

Witnesses had seen him on the roof several times over the last week or so, and officers caught him on Sunday.

Police do not seem to think that teen was trying to do anything suspicious that would’ve caused harm to any other students.

 

MAN SENTENCED TO UP TO 10 YEARS FOR BURGLARY AND ARSON

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Lawrence Township, PA – One of the two men who are charged with burglary and arson of a home in Lawrence Township has been sentenced.

22-year-old Stephen Zimmerman of New Millport pleaded guilty to arson, burglary, risking a catastrophe, reckless burning, tampering with evidence, and possessing instruments of crime.

He was sentenced to one to 10 years in state prison.

Zimmerman also must pay restitution of more than $39,000.

 

PICKUP TRUCK WITHOUT ENGINE STOLEN IN CLEARFIELD COUNTY

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Morrisdale, PA – A pickup truck with no engine was stolen last week in Clearfield County.

The 1996 Ford F-250 was taken from a private property along Deer Creek Road in Morrisdale sometime between July 20 and 27.

This theft is a little strange because, since the engine is missing, the truck couldn’t have just been quickly driven away.

The pickup is white and red with a VIN# 1FTHW25G2TEA79858.

 

CONCERNS AT MEETING ABOUT POSSIBLE CLEARFIELD COUNTY LANDFILL

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Clearfield, PA – After a landfill was proposed for Boggs Township in Clearfield County, dozens of people got together for a meeting with the county commissioners and the DEP, most of them speaking out against the landfill.

The Hope Run Landfill would sit along Route 153. There’s no word yet on when construction could start if it’s actually approved.

About 35 people spoke out at a meeting yesterday with landfill officials,

 

THREE BRIDGES IN CLEARFIELD/JEFFERSON COUNTIES TO BE FIXED

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Clearfield and Jefferson Counties, PA – Yet another bridge is scheduled to get fixed in Jefferson County.

Mill Road and Mill Street bridge, which goes over Mahoning Creek in Big Run and Gaskill Township, is going to be worked on from July 30 until early November. During that time, signs will guide you through a detour using Route 119, Cloe Lake Road, and Jackson Run Road.

Replacement of a bridge over Snyder Run,

 

CURWENSVILLE RESIDENTS LEARN FROM CCAAA ABOUT MANAGING HEALTH

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Curwensville, PA – Residents from Park Avenue Towers recently participated in the CCAAA Chronic Pain Self-Management classes and gained more confidence in taking care of their health!

They completed six, 2 ½ hour weekly sessions discussing healthy eating, physical activity, medication, stress management, communication, problem solving, decision making, and working with their health care professionals.

Participants engaged in interactive sessions that helped them to build confidence in their abilities to manage their health and maintain active fulfilling lives.

 

LAST MEMBERS OF FAMILY COCAINE RING SENTENCED TO PRISON

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Houtzdale, PA – The final members of a family involved in a Clearfield County cocaine ring have been sent to state prison.

52-year-old Pamela Gavlak was sentenced to 22 months to 5 years in prison for her role in a drug ring involving her two children, her son-in-law, and his uncle.

The case dates back to a lengthy investigation last spring in Houtzdale. The ring was reportedly selling more than $10,000 of cocaine each month.