Criminal charges filed:
lUri Cameron Hummel, 18, Clarion.
Charged with aggravated assault, theft, receiving stolen property, altering an identification mark on a firearm and possession of a firearm with an altered identification number, all second-degree felonies; discharge of a firearm into an occupied building, a third-degree felony; simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, both second-degree misdemeanors; and criminal mischief, a summary, at 8:46 p.m. Aug. 2 along Leatherwood Drive in Clarion Borough.
Clarion Borough Police responded to the location for reported gunshots in one of the apartments.
Police located the suspect later identified as Hummel in an upstairs apartment.
Police handcuffed Hummel.
Hummel told police he is on probation but denied any involvement with a firearm. Hummel said the noise heard by neighbors happened when he threw an object, causing it to break.
Hummel again denied having a firearm in the apartment.
State police and Clarion University Public Safety officers arrived at the scene and Clarion Borough Police Officer William Scheckler searched for the alleged firearm.
A neighbor allegedly told police she was in Hummel's apartment attempting to calm him down. The woman said Hummel was waving around a firearm at the time.
The woman allegedly said Hummel fired the handgun into the floor of the apartment, which is located above another apartment.
There was a 6-year-old child in the downstairs apartment at the time Hummel allegedly fired the shot.
Hummel allegedly told a state police trooper where the handgun was hidden outside near a wooded area.
Hummel maintained he had placed the firearm there a few days earlier and continued to deny he had the weapon in the apartment that night.
Police were able to identify where a bullet came through the ceiling into the lower apartment.
Police were unable to locate the gun.
A male approached police and told them he had witnessed Hummel bury something near the woods. Police were unable to find the gun.
A female relative of Hummel's arrived at the scene and told police Hummel she had seen Hummel handling a gun earlier that day.
The woman encouraged Hummel to cooperate with police.
Hummel told police he had indeed put the handgun in the woods days earlier but had retrieved it and then hidden it again.
Hummel was then transported to the police station.
Hummel allegedly told police he was afraid someone had put out a hit on him and he needed the handgun for protection.
Hummel said firing the gun into the floor was a stupid thing to do.
Hummel allegedly said he took the gun from a relative's home in Leeper without the relative knowing about it.
Hummel then said the gun went off when he was attempting to unload it.
The gun was eventually recovered from the wooded area and police found the spent bullet on a couch about six feet from where the child had been sitting at the time.
Filed by Clarion Borough Police Officer William R. Scheckler Jr.
lHardy E. Hayes, 62, Bridgeton, N.J.
Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor; and summary charges of failure to obey a traffic control device and failure to use turn signals at 12:03 a.m. July 13 in Clarion Borough.
Police stopped Hayes after observing him driving the wrong way on a one-way street.
Hayes told police he was in town to visit his brother and became confused while trying to get back to his hotel.
Police detected a strong odor of alcohol in the vehicle and allege Hayes had bloodshot and glassy eyes.
Hayes allegedly had slurred speech and admitted to drinking three beers before driving.
Police allege Hayes was unsteady on his feet and he failed field sobriety tests.
A blood test established Hayes' blood alcohol content level at .156 percent.
Filed by Clarion Borough Police Officer Evan T. Maxwell.
lRichard Paul Snyder, 35, Clarion.
Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and failure to use headlights after dusk, a summary, at 11:52 p.m. July 21 in Clarion Borough.
Police stopped Snyder after observing him driving with no tail lights.
Snyder allegedly had bloodshot and glassy eyes and slurred speech.
Snyder allegedly said he drank "a couple" of drinks before driving and then said he had "too much."
Snyder allegedly failed field sobriety tests.
At the hospital, Snyder allegedly refused to submit to blood testing to determine his BAC.
Snyder then agreed to submit to blood tests before changing his mind again and refused testing.
Filed by Maxwell.
The following cases involve summary offenses punishable by up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail upon conviction.
lKayla Marie Vitali, 21, Orange, Ohio. Charged with possession of an open container of alcohol in public Aug. 6 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Clarion Borough Police Officer Evan T. Maxwell.