Loretto man faces 50 theft, other charges

A Loretto man faces 50 counts each of theft, receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance after being accused of stealing prescription drugs from a relative.

The alleged incident occurred Saturday when Justin Clinemyer, 20, spent the night at the family member’s home to watch the relative’s children the next day, according to a police affidavit.

After Clinemyer left Sunday, a medication bottle containing about 50 Ativan pills was found empty, police said. Ativan is used to treat anxiety and insomnia.

The relative told Gallitzin Township police that he confronted Clinemyer about the alleged incident and Clinemyer initially denied stealing the pills before admitting to taking them.

Clinemyer is currently awaiting trial in Cambria County on charges including conspiracy and theft from a motor vehicle for an incident that allegedly occurred in 2012, according to online court documents. He also pleaded guilty to a summary retail theft charge in 2013.

A preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Galen Decort is scheduled for Sept. 9.