Local News 2/15/22

News 2-15-22 AK

Police are investigating after a home was broken into in Clearfield County, but the victim said nothing was taken. The break-in happened sometime between Feb. 9 and Feb. 13 on Trout Run Road. It’s reported that an unknown white male broke into the home through a side window, causing damage to it as he got inside and shortly left. The resident told police nothing was missing from the residence. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PSP Clearfield at 814-857-3800 as they continue the investigation.

Blair County DUI Task Force officers made numerous arrests during their roving patrol on Saturday, Feb 12 to enforce safe and responsible driving. The following results are from those patrols: 123 Individual contacts, 82 Warnings issued for vehicular violations, 16 Citations issued for vehicular violations, 1 Felony Fleeing Arrest, 1 Alcohol DUI Arrest, 1 Drug DUI Arrest, 1 Drug and Alcohol Combination DUI Arrest, 2 Other Misdemeanor Arrests, 5 Arrest warrants served, and 1 Summary Non-Traffic Arrest.

Multiple crews were at the scene of a barn fire in Tyrone Township Monday evening.

The barn on Kettle Road and State Gamelands Road is believed to be a total loss. No injuries were reported. The fire marshal is currently investigating the cause.

A Clearfield woman was found with crystal meth and other drugs after police took her into custody for retail theft. Paula Jean Shomo is accused of changing tags on items in Goodwill. When police took her into custody after discovering she was on probation, they found many drugs, including crystal meth and oxycodone. Shomo faces multiple drug-related charges and one count of retail theft.

A Lewistown man faces charges in Bedford County after police said he assaulted a woman last year. Samuel L. Markley is accused of touching a woman without her consent in August of 2021. The woman told police she told him to stop multiple times. The woman was able to leave the scene and drive to UPMC Altoona, where she had a sexual assault kit completed. Markley told police he had no recollection of being sexually active with the victim but he said that it is possible.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports our central region is showing 151 new COVID-19 cases since Sunday, bringing our total to 172,502 known COVID-19 cases.