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Clearfield Police: wood stove fire, self-inflicted gunshot


Clearfield, PA – A man in Clearfield was taken to the hospital and later flown to a trauma center after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Clearfield Borough Police had responded to the sounds of a gunshot and screaming around Dorey Street and found the man at the scene.

Also in Clearfield, first responders were able to extinguish the flames at a residential garage on Spruce Street. The fire appears to have been caused by a makeshift wood stove.


Read the Clearfield Borough Police reports, released Jan. 17, 2022:

Police conducted a vehicle stop on Water St which resulted in an occupant being taken into custody for a warrant.

Police responded to a report of a male breaking items of another in his Stewart Ave residence. Police arrived and deescalated the situation. The male agreed to separate for the time.

Police received a report of a phone scam. The caller was advised to ignore all future calls from that number.

Police responded to a minor vehicle accident near the intersection of N 2nd St and E Locust St. The accident was caused by a vehicle attempting to turn left from the right travel lane. No injures were reported and both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

Police responded to a Spruce St residential garage for a structure fire. Police and Fire Crews arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. The fire was caused by a makeshift wood stove.

CBPD Officers responded to a SR 879 Business to assist LTPD Officers with taking a male into custody who was being disorderly and trespassing at the establishment. The male was physically combative towards officers which resulted in a tazer being used on the male. The male was taken into custody and transported to the Lawrence Township Police Department.

CBPD Officers and LTPD Officers served a warrant on a W Front St resident. The male was taken into custody. Multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia were located as a result.

Police responded to a report of a reckless driver traveling west on SR 322. Police stopped the vehicle and found the driver to be suspended.

Police responded to a report of a sound of a gunshot and a male screaming in the area of Dorey St. Police arrived on scene and located a male who contained a self-inflicted gun shot wound. The male was transported to the hospital and was later flown to a trauma center.

CBPD Officers assisted LTPD Officers with a report of a physical altercation in the area of the Edgewood Apartments. Police arrived on scene and deescalated the incident. A female involved was transported to the hospital for possible alcohol poisoning.

Police responded to a W 2nd Ave to assist an EMS Crew with gaining entry to a residence. Police successfully pried the door open and the patient was transported to the hospital.