Pittsfield man faces weapons, 109mph eluding charges

By JOSH COTTON

jcotton@timesobserver.com

A Pittsfield man is facing numerous charges after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended with his vehicle stuck in a yard in Irvine, containing several loaded firearms that he was not licensed to possess.

In a report issued Thursday, police said Jared L. Camp, 20, Pittsfield, was “clocked on certified radar… at an indicated speed of 109 mph in a properly posted 55 mph zone” on US 6 west .3 miles west of SR 62 on August 6 at approximately 8:40 p.m.

“Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, (Camp) refused to pull over and a pursuit ensued,” police said, indicating that he committed “countless summary traffic violations while fleeing.”

Police terminated the pursuit shortly after it commenced “due to the risk to the public.”

“A short time later, PSP (Pennsylvania State Police) Warren received a phone call from a female in the areas of Depot Street, Irvine… who related that there was a dark colored mustang (sic) stuck in her back yard. Upon arrival the vehicle was identified as the … fleeing vehicle.”

Police then detained Camp and a 19-year-old female, Spring Creek, who was a passenger in the vehicle at that time.

“Camp was taken into custody and a search of (Camp’s) vehicle revealed several loaded firearms for which (Camp) did not have a valid carrying permit for.”

Camp was arraigned before District Justice Glenn Carlson on Thursday. Police said he has been charged with fleeing and eluding, weapons not to be carried without a license, prohibited offensive weapons, recklessly endangering another person and “several” summary traffic violations.

He was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.

Online court records show that a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 27 at 11 a.m.