Clearfield, PA – If you’ve seen Donald Wise, police want to hear from you.
30-year-old Donald Jack Wise of Williamsburg is the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week, wanted for failure to appear in court five separate times on firearms and theft charges.
In September of 2018, troopers found two stolen handguns, drug paraphernalia, and several ID cards that belonged to other people during a traffic stop in Lawrence Township.
In addition to the guns being stolen, Wise is prohibited from owning any firearms because of a prior conviction.
Donald Wise is a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with brown eyes and brown hair.
Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County’s Fugitive of the Week for the week of May 6, 2019.
Shaw identified the Fugitive as Donald Jack Wise, age 30, of High Street, Williamsburg, Pennsylvania.
Shaw stated that Wise is wanted in five separate cases for failure to appear at various court proceedings, at which time warrants were issued for his arrest.
On September 2, 2018, Trooper Andrew Mills of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Wise with: 1) Persons Not to Possess Firearms, F2, 2 counts; 2) Receiving Stolen Property, F2, 2 counts; and 3) Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, M.
An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Mills states that on September 1, 2018, the Pennsylvania State Police received information from the Lawrence Township Police Department that people occupying a vehicle were in possession of a stolen handgun. Once Troopers arrived on scene, a consent search of the vehicle was conducted. At that time, an individual identified as Wise was found to be in possession of two stolen handguns as well as drug paraphernalia and other people’s identification cards. A background check of Wise revealed that he is prohibited from the possession of firearms due to a prior conviction.
On January 21, 2019, Wise failed to appear for a violation of supervised bail hearing, at which time a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
In four separate cases, the Clearfield Borough Police Department charged Wise with: 1) Theft by Unlawful Taking, Theft from a Motor Vehicle, and Receiving Stolen Property.
Each incident relates to various thefts from motor vehicles located within the Clearfield Borough. On December 12, 2018, Wise failed to appear for preliminary hearings for each matter and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
Wise is described as follows:
Anyone with knowledge of Wise’s location is asked to call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at (800)-376-4700. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential.
Anonymous tips can also be submitted by visiting the Clearfield County District Attorney web site at “www.ClearfieldDA.org” and selecting “Report A Crime”.
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(A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.)