On January 8th, 2018 at 0154 hours Officer Edgar was investigating a suspicious a vehicle in the area of the Dollar General located in the 1000 block of Market Street. Police noted the driver headed north on Market Street. A traffic stop was conducted on said vehicle. While conducting an investigation, officers were notified by a female running up to the scene that the driver had just stolen her vehicle. The driver was subsequently identified as James Clarke and taken into custody for stealing the vehicle. Clarke was arrested and placed in Columbia County Prison.
When Clarke was taken into custody by police, Clarke was in possession of several possible stolen items. These items were various pieces of jewelry and collectibles. The Bloomsburg Police are asking for anyone that has been a victim to a recent theft or burglary and may have had some of these items taken to please contact Officer Edgar at 570-784-4155 Ext. 166