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Man Jailed on $50,000 Bail After Stolen Car Recovered in Clarion
According to a criminal complaint filed by Clarion-based State Police Trooper Shapiro, the incident occurred on March 16 around 6:00 p.m. when a call was received for a report of a stolen Chevrolet Cobalt in the Econo Lodge parking lot.
While awaiting a tow truck, Tpr. Shapiro noticed a man walking near the area surrounding the hotel.
The man – later identified as 24-year-old William Gregory Goldberg of Vandergrift – walked across the parking lot and then walked into a nearby field where he attempted to fix a sign that was laying on the ground, the complaint states.
Goldberg was observed pacing for a short period of time at another business before Corporal Cloak approached in a nearby restaurant parking lot, the complaint continues.
According to the criminal complaint, Goldberg allegedly lied to police about his identity and claimed to be the brother of the individual who had stolen the car.
8efore transporting Goldberg to the Clarion-based State Police barracks, he was allegedly found to be in possession of suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia, the complaint states.
Goldberg was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller on the following charges:
- Receiving Stolen Property, Felony 2
- Acquire Or Obtain Possession of Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation, Misdemeanor
- Intentional Possession Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered, Misdemeanor (3 counts)
- Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor
- False Identification To Law Enforcement Officer, Misdemeanor
Goldberg was lodged in the Clarion County Jail after failing to post $50,000.00 cash bail.
He faces a preliminary hearing on March 28 at 11:45 a.m. before Judge Miller.
The identity of the person who stole the vehicle has not been released.
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