Commonwealth Rests in Burglary Trial
CLEARFIELD – The commonwealth rested its case yesterday afternoon after
jurors heard from numerous state troopers about the surveillance of a suspected
burglar and ensuing investigation into a spree of four burglaries that occurred
in the Woodland, Philipsburg and West Decatur areas last summer.
Jerry L. Ritchey, 37, of Strattanville has been accused of burglarizing four
area businesses the night of July 20–21, 2011. The burglaries allegedly
occurred at the Bradford Township Municipal Building, Apex Hydraulics &
Machine and D.C. Enterprises, both of Decatur Township, and T.L. Bainey
Trucking of West Decatur.
Ritchey has been charged with four counts of burglary and criminal trespass
and two counts of theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief. On Aug. 15,
he’ll stand trial for four counts of criminal solicitation for murder. He has
been accused of plotting to kill his ex-wife and her Sacs à main
Chanel boyfriend and his (Ritchey) girlfriend during his incarceration at
the Clearfield County Jail.
Trooper Ted Warner, of the forensics services unit at the Punxsutawney-based
state police, said he was assigned to process four burglary scenes on July 21,
2011 in the Clearfield area. He responded to T.L. Bainey Trucking, Apex
Hydraulics & Machine, D.C. Enterprises and the Bradford Township Municipal
Warner said it was clearly obvious that someone had broken into T.L. Bainey
Trucking. He said that an office had been rummaged through with papers strewn
all over. He said the suspect gained access to an upstairs office and rummaged
through it, as papers were also strewn all sac Chanel
According to him, the suspect moved a desk chair over to the office window
to flee the upstairs office. He said there was a footprint, which had a
four-arrow tread, left on the chair. He said that similar footprints were
observed by him outside the building.
Warner said the suspect pried open the back door to gain access to Apex
Hydraulics & Machine. He said the desk and filing cabinet drawers and their
contents had been removed and strewn on the floor. He said footprints were
observed on the papers www.chanelsacsacheter2012.com lying around
on the floor, and it had a four-arrow tread like those observed in the outside
He also mentioned the kitchen sustained water damage. The suspect had
removed the drain pipe from underneath the sink and turned the water on.