Clearfield, PA – An anonymous tip helped track down a wanted fugitive. 35-year-old Michael English of Osceola Mills was added to the Clearfield County Fugitive of the Week list earlier this week.
He was wanted to failure to appear in court on felony charges of fleeing or attempting to elude police. Officers say that English led police on a chase in September after they tried to approach his vehicle while it was parked in a secluded area known for a high level of drug activity. They say the high-speed chase endangered several pedestrians, although no one was injured.
An anonymous tip recently gave police the location of where English was staying. Officers went to the home and took English into custody without incident.
The Clearfield County District Attorney, Bill Shaw, says that English was located as the direct result of a citizen’s willingness to provide information to law enforcement. Without these kind of anonymous tips, officers would have a much more difficult time bringing wanted criminals back into the court system where they can be sentenced.
If you know any information about other crimes or fugitives, please call Clearfield County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-376-4700 or visit ClearfieldDA.org.