Criminal charges filed:

lNicole Marie Lapana, 36, Knox.

Charged with simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor; and harassment, a summary, Sept. 16 in Knox Borough.

Filed by state police Tpr. Chandra Baughman.

lAjaye McPhereson, 25, Glendale Heights, Ill.

Charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and three traffic law violations, July 4 in Beaver Township.

Filed by state police Tpr. Stephen A. Galmarini.

lKeith Allan McNaughton, 37, Parker.

Charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and summary charges of careless driving, driving with no rear lights and driving with an obstructed window, Sept. 20 in St. Petersburg.

Filed by state police Tpr. Michael S. Stutsman.

lSteven Ray Russell, 51, Mobile, Ala.

Charged with Charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both as unclassified misdemeanors; and three summary traffic law violations, Aug. 27 in Beaver Township.

Filed by state police Tpr. Kevin M. Doverspike Jr.

lAudra Lee Lykins, 19, Emlenton.

Charged with criminal trespass as a second-degree felony, Oct. 13 in St. Petersburg.

Filed by state police Tpr. Jacob T. Beers.

lDesiree Tonya Shantice Henry, 22, Rockford, Ill.

Charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both as unclassified misdemeanors, July 4 in Beaver Township

Filed by state police Tpr. Dylan Jarrett.

lSteven M. Shetle, 18, Knox.

Charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both as unclassified misdemeanors, Sept. 4 in Knox Borough.

Filed by Knox Borough Police Chief Nicole Bauer.

The following cases involve summary offenses punishable by up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail upon conviction.

lBradley R. Elder, 23, St. Petersburg. Charged with harassment Sept. 16 in St. Petersburg. Filed by state police Tpr. Michael S. Stutsman.

lTidus Alexander Byers, 19, Knox. Charged with possession of tobacco on school property Sept. 16 ay Keystone High School in Knox. Filed school administrators.

lErica Shick, 32, Cranberry. Charged with violating the state's mandatory school attendance law by allowing a child in her care to miss instruction at Keystone Elementary School in Beaver Township Sept. 9.

lHeather Jo Becker, 51, Knox. Charged with harassment Oct. 3 in Knox Borough. Filed by state police Tpr. Brian R. Tanner.

STRATTANVILLE - A woman accused of stealing more than $70,000 from the Strattanville Volunteer Fire Department was sentenced Oct. 6 in Clarion County Court to serve seven years on probation.

CLARION - A Clarion County jury Sept. 24 convicted Floyd Harry Watson, 45, Knox, on 111 charges relating to the rape of a girl over a six-year period.

ELK TWP. -- Pamela J. Raybuck, 66, Kossuth, Sept. 15 pleaded guilty to one count of reckless driving resulting in death, a summary offense, and has paid a fine and court costs totaling $610.

LOWER BURRELL - A member of the Clarion-Limestone School Board faces an Oct. 19 preliminary hearing on charges he was driving under the influence of alcohol at 1:27 a.m. Aug. 21 in the City of Lower Burrell, Westmoreland County.