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FOW- Sarah Burke
April 1, 2014
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County District Attorney, William A. Shaw, Jr., announced Clearfield County's Fugitive of the Week for the week of March 31, 2014. Shaw identified the Fugitive as Sarah Elizabeth Burke, age 25, of Scotch Hollow Road, Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania.

Shaw stated that Burke is wanted for failure to appear at Criminal Call on March 20, 2014.

On August 28, 2013, Trooper Michael J. Moskel of the Pennsylvania State Police, Clearfield Barracks, filed a Criminal Complaint charging Burke with: 1) Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, M; 2) Careless Driving, S; 3) Registration and Certificate of Title Required, S; 4) Required Financial Responsibility, S; 5) Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic, S; 6) Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed, S; and 7) Occupant Protection, S.

An Affidavit of Probable Cause filed by Trooper Moskel states that on August 6, 2013, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to the scene of a one vehicle crash on State Route 53 near Powell Street in Morris Township. Upon arrival at the scene of the crash, Moskel observed a vehicle that had front end damage which was caused by striking a stone wall and steel beams. Upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, Moskel detected signs of impairment and requested that Burke perform field sobriety tests. After administering the field sobriety tests, Burke was transported to the Clearfield Hospital for blood testing.

A Preliminary Hearing was scheduled for October 23, 2013, at which time all charges were held for Court. On March 20, 2014, Burke failed to appear at Criminal Call and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Burke is described as follows:

Race: White

Sex: Female

Height: 5'9"

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Blonde

Anyone with knowledge of Burke’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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