State Police

All information contained in the following police reports is taken directly from official state police releases, unless otherwise noted.

Body found in burned garage

ALLEGHENY TWP. Tpr. Jessica A. Titler of the state police barracks at Butler reports a body was discovered Sept. 30 after a fire had been extinguished at a garage in Parker in Allegheny Township, Butler County.

Police said they responded to a residence on Locust Lane for a report of a protection from abuse violation. A Parker woman had told Butler County 9-1-1 she had an active PFA against a 48-year-old Parker man and the man was at her residence with a rifle, police said.

While the woman was on the phone with 9-1-1, the man left the residence and walked toward a detached garage, police said.

The woman said she heard a single gunshot and then saw smoke coming from the garage, police said. She was able to get to a neighbor's residence for assistance, according to police.

Police said they arrived and secured a perimeter, then cleared the main residence after determining the man was most likely inside the fully-engulfed garage.

The blaze was successfully extinguished after firefighters were allowed to enter the scene, police said.

A body was discovered in the fire rubble, along with pieces of a rifle, police said.

Police said their investigation is continuing pending dental records.

Body found near Frills Corners

WASHINGTON TWP. State police at Marienville are investigating an incident during which a body was found Oct. 1 near Frills Corners, Washington Township.

Clarion County coroner Randall Stom said the death is still under investigation and that the individual's identity had not been released as of early Wednesday morning.

DUI alleged

PAINT TWP. Tpr. Jesse Kochara reports a known suspect faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 along Ridgewood Road in paint Township. No further information was released.

Crash injures one

JENKS TWP. Tpr. Jeremy Bloom of the state police barracks at Marienville reports one person was injured in a 6:10 a.m. Oct. 1 two-vehicle crash along State Route 66 in Jenks Township, Forest County.

James C. Emmott, 27, Jamestown, N.Y., operating a southbound 2003 Toyota Matrix, allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, crossed the centerline and struck a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Justin M. Schmader, 27, Lucinda.

Emmott's vehicle rolled over onto its roof.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Emmott was cited for a traffic law violation.

Marienville Volunteer Fire Department, Clarion Hospital EMS and Snyder's Towing assisted at the scene.

Man slapped

MONROE TWP. Tpr. Jacob Beers reports an unknown suspect slapped a 33-year-old Clarion man in the face at 6:39 p.m. Sept. 25 along State Route 68 in Monroe Township. The suspect then fled from the scene.

Woman slapped

MONROE TWP. Tpr. Evan Cyphert reports a 32-year-old Waterford, Conn., woman faces charges of harassment at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 29 at a Monroe Township after she allegedly slapped a 57-year-old Sligo female front desk clerk.

Juvenile given marijuana

PAINT TWP. Tpr. Joshua Bauer reports a known adult female allegedly provided a 13-year-old Strattanville boy with marijuana on at least two separate occasions during the past few weeks. The investigation is ongoing.

One of the incidents allegedly occurred Sept 24 in Paint Township.

Gravel stolen

KNOX TWP. Tpr. Dylan Jarrett reports someone took an unspecified amount of gravel from a location in Knox Township around 4 p.m. Sept. 21 along State Route 66. The investigation is ongoing.

Motorcycle crash

PINET TWP. Tpr. Evan Cyphert reports one person was transported by helicopter following a 12:53 a.m. Sept. 27 motorcycle crash in Piney Township.

Kyle McCall, 27 of Sligo, was driving along State Route 68 when his motorcycle traveled off the road and struck a rock.

McCall and the motorcycle then became airborne and traveled through landscaping stones before coming to rest, police said.

McCall was not wearing a helmet. He was cited for a traffic law violation.

McCall was transported to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh by Life Flight for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

Safe found

WASHINGTON TWP. Tpr. Tyler Lauer of the state police barracks at Marienville reports a Machir personal safe was found around 11 a.m. Oct. 1 along Eckel Drive near Hargenrader Lane in Washington Township.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact state police at 814-927-5253.

Suspicious vehicle

ASHLAND TWP. Tpr. Evan Cyphert reports an ongoing investigation of a suspicious vehicle at 6:20 a.m. Sept. 27 along Grace Church Road in Ashland Township.

The vehicle is a tan colored Subaru Legacy with a Pennsylvania license plate close to K2N8842.

Anyone with any information about the vehicle is asked to contact state police at 814-226-1710.

Four-vehicle crash

PAINT TWP. Tpr. Donald Cloak reports no one was hurt in a four-vehicle crash at about 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 along U.S. Route 322 in Paint Township.

A vehicle driven by Valerie Anthony, 28, of Rimersburg, failed to slow down as several vehicles came to a stop.

Anthony's vehicle hit the vehicle directly in front of her, driven by John Zanot, 28, of Parker, who had turned left in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid being hit, police said.

Anthony's vehicle continued forward and hit the side of another vehicle driven by Brandon Johnston, 23, of Polk, according to police.

Anthony's vehicle continued on and hit the side of a vehicle driven by Sue Buzard, 65, of Parker.

Anthony's vehicle then came to rest on the side of the road, according to police.

All drivers and their passengers were wearing seat belts or other safety restraints.

Shippenville/Elk Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.

One-vehicle crash

MADISON TWP. -- Tpr. Jacob Beers reports no one was injured in a hit-and-run crash at about 9:40 p.m. Sept. 27 in Madison Township.

A vehicle was traveling along Long Lane East when it swerved to the left in front of another stopped vehicle driven by Chase Kline, 18, of Rimersburg.

The first vehicle swerved again to avoid the second vehicle but was unable to avoid hitting the vehicle, police said.

The first vehicle continued down the road without stopping after hitting the second vehicle, police said.

Kline and his passenger were wearing seat belts.

Retail theft

MONROE TWP. Tpr. Jesse Kochara reports a 27-year-old Templeton man and a 33-year-old New Bethlehem woman face charges of retail theft at 10:35 p.m. Sept. 28 at Walmart in Monroe Township after they allegedly attempted to take merchandise from the store.