Thursday, July 29, 2021

Wanted Fugitive Found Hiding in Crawl Space in Saint Clair

A man that had 3 outstanding warrants was found hiding in a crawl space in Saint Clair on Wednesday.

According to Saint Clair Police, on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021, around 4:30pm, while on patrol, officers observed Phillip Allen Carnese, 36, of Summit Hill standing outside 35 North Nicholas Street.

Officers recently learned that Carnese was wanted by Schuylkill County and Carbon County Detectives on 3 separate warrants.

As officers approached, Carnese, he ran into the home.

When police contacted the owner of the home, who was not Carnese, he denied knowing he was a fugitive.

Officers later located Carnese hiding in an attic crawl space and took him into custody.

Carnese was also treated at the scene by EMS before being transported to Schuylkill County Prison.