Houtzdale man faces burglary charges

Love allegedly took more than $14K from skills machines

CLEARFIELD — A Houtzdale man is charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into Pennsylvania skills machines and removing over $14,000.

Brice William Love, 24, is accused of breaking into the Fuel On station in Houtzdale on June 23 and on Sept. 3, burglarizing both the Scotchman Bar in Osceola Mills and the Remedy Bar in Houtzdale.

According to an affidavit in the first case, Love entered the business in Houtzdale after forcing a window open. He then forced open two skills machines and removed $7,963 before fleeing the scene.

In the second case, he allegedly pried open a door of the bar in Houtzdale where he opened two Pennsylvania skills machines and removed $425.

The complaint in the third case details how a witness who lived nearby saw a Cadillac parked outside the Osceola Mills bar.

As he walked toward the bar, the witness saw a man in a black hooded sweatshirt carrying multiple tools. Once he saw the witness, the man fled on foot, jumped into the car and fled.

The front door of the business was pried open and multiple skills machines were opened with $6,481 being removed, according to court documents.

In an interview with police, Love admitted to entering the bar in Osceola Mills and opening the machines. After which he said, “he took the cash and fled in his Cadillac.”

On Wednesday during centralized court in Clearfield County, Love waived his right to a preliminary hearing in all three burglary cases, sending them on to the county court. He was released on $60,000 unsecured bail.


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