Police: Man entered home

Perks was allegedly intoxicated

CLEARFIELD — A Philipsburg man is facing burglary charges for allegedly entering a Houtzdale home while intoxicated.

Shawn Franklin Perks, 46, was also charged by state police with felony criminal trespass, DUI, a summary count of restrictions of alcoholic beverages and two traffic summaries.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, about 1 a.m. April 10, the victim reported to police that an intoxicated man she did not know entered her residence. When he was confronted, he left the home.

She said he was still outside where he appeared to be fixing a vehicle in her driveway.

When police arrived, they saw a gray vehicle parked at the home. A man matching the description given by the victim was working on a flat tire.

As they spoke with him, he reportedly displayed signs of impairment and smelled of alcohol. He had to be asked several times for his license, but he was not able to show it to the troopers.

Perks gave them his name and allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol. But he claimed he had been at his current location for hours and had consumed alcohol after he parked the car.

A female passenger told the officers a different story, indicating he had been driving prior to the vehicle becoming disabled.

When he was asked about entering the residence, Perks said he knocked on the door but no one answered. He allegedly admitted that he then went inside the unlocked home.

During his transport to the police barracks, Perks was upset that a DUI would affect his commercial driver’s license.

Once they arrived at the station, he reportedly yelled and growled at the troopers before being transferred to the Clearfield County Jail.

Last week, Perks waived his right to a preliminary hearing, sending his case to the county court. He is free on $25,000 unsecured bail.


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