Man pleads to metal theft

CLEARFIELD — A Hawk Run man will spend time in jail for stealing scrap metal and then taking it to the scrap yard where the owner works to sell it.

Matthew Alan Wisor, 26, who pleaded guilty Monday in Clearfield County Court, was sentenced by President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman to three months to one year in the county jail plus two years’ probation for two counts of felony theft by unlawful taking and conspiracy.

Wisor must pay restitution of over $1,300.

The criminal complaint details how the victim reported the theft from his Woodward Township property in December after the items were sold to Novey’s Recycling in Clearfield where he is employed.

The victim identified Wisor and Nicholas Allen Rowles, 24, Houtzdale, as the ones who sold his stolen material and was able to supply police with the plate number of their vehicle because it is standard procedure for the business to keep information from people selling scrap or recyclables.

When police spoke with Wisor, he admitted to removing the stolen items from the location six times and selling it, according to the report.

In March, Rowle pleaded guilty to a felony count of theft by unlawful taking and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia before Judge Paul E. Cherry and was sentenced to 33 days to one year in the county jail plus one year consecutive probation.