Police: Area Man Arrested for Drunkenly Entering Random Residence After ‘Drinking Too Much Smirnoff’

Jacob Deemer

Jacob Deemer

Published July 21, 2023 4:30 am
Last Updated: March 29, 2024 1:05 am
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RICHLAND TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An area man is facing a felony trespassing charge for allegedly breaking into a residence after he reportedly “drank too much Smirnoff” at a wedding.

Court documents indicate that PSP Clarion filed criminal charges against 20-year-old Cody Glenn Hofius, of Clarion, on Wednesday, July 19, in Magisterial District Judge Jarah Lee Heeter’s office.

According to a criminal complaint, State Police in Clarion were dispatched to the 1600 block of State Route 58, in Richland Township, Clarion County, for the report of an unknown male inside a residence around 5:09 a.m. on Sunday, July 16.

While en route, troopers were advised the male, later identified as Cody Hofius, was escorted out of the residence by the victim, and he had left the scene, the complaint states.

Troopers were also provided a description of Hofius.

At approximately 5:27 a.m., a trooper located Hofius along Route 58, south of the incident location. Hofius was reportedly confused and inebriated, the complaint indicates.

After advising Hofius that he was just in someone’s house, he related he knew who resided at the residence. Hofius related he was at a wedding in Rimersburg the previous night and believed he was along Route 68 near Sligo at the current moment, the complaint notes.

Hofius was unable to provide any information pertaining to why he came to this location. He did, however, allegedly advise he “drank too much Smirnoff,” the complaint states.

Hofius was taken into custody without incident.

Troopers then interviewed the victim at the scene, who related he discovered Hofius inside his residence in the kitchen drinking water, the complaint indicates.

The victim related he asked Hofius what he was doing, and Hofius told him that he was at a wedding. The victim stated he then escorted Hofius out of the residence, according to the complaint.

Hofius was arraigned at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, on the following charges in front of Judge Heeter:

  • Criminal Trespassing — Enter Structure, Felony 3
  • Purchase Etc Alcoholic Beverage By A Minor, Summary
  • Public Drunkenness And Similar Misconduct, Summary

He was released on $5,000.00 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for August 29, at 1:15 p.m., with Judge Heeter presiding.


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