State Police

All information contained in the following police reports is taken directly from official state police releases, unless otherwise noted.

Arson alleged

BEAVER TWP. A Fairmount City woman has been charged with arson following an Oct. 13 fire at a residence in Beaver Township.

Danielle Hook, 28, faces charges of arson and related offenses as well as criminal mischief and harassment following a fire that destroyed a one-story house early Sunday morning, Cpl. Greg Agosti, fire marshal with the Ridgway state police barracks, said.

Agosti said the fire broke out at about 12:30 a.m. at a residence at 990 Knox Road, Beaver Township, owned by Dennis Stiglitz of Fairmount City and occupied by Laura McGriffin, 35, of Knox.

No one was injured in the fire that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages, according to Agosti. Hook was apprehended Sunday afternoon and arraigned, Agosti said.

She was unable to post bail and is being held in the Clarion County jail, Agosti said.

He added that the investigation into the fire continues.

Clarion state police were assisted at the scene by the Knox Fire Department.

Woman faces assault charges

BEAVER TWP. A Knox woman has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with a domestic incident Oct. 5 in Beaver Township.

State police at Clarion report Laura Texter, 56, physically assaulted four adult family members with a knife and also punched, bit and kicked the family members.

Texter assaulted a trooper when they placed her under arrest, police said.

Texter has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault, four counts of simple assault, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, one count of resisting arrest/other law enforcement and four counts of harassment.

She was unable to post bail and is being held in the Clarion County jail.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for today, Oct. 15.

Weapon allegedly fired at house

LICKING TWP. State police at the Clarion barracks are investigating an incident in which a weapon was fired in the direction of a house along State Route 58 between Callensburg and Sligo.

An unspecified number of bullets penetrated two walls in the residence between Oct. 3 and 7.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the barracks at (814) 226-1710.

St. Petersburg woman faces charges

BARKEYVILLE -- Polk Borough Police report a St. Petersburg woman is being charged with theft after an incident at the Travel Centers of America in Barkeyville.

Police said a restaurant manager at the center discovered that more than $800 was taken out of her purse while it was in her office on Oct. 2.

Police said that after investigating and reviewing security footage, they determined Shannon Calderone, 32, St. Petersburg an employee at Travel Centers, went through the manager's belongings several times, took the money out of the purse and put it in her pockets.

Police have charged Calderone with misdemeanor counts of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property through a summons filed at District Judge Patrick Lowrey's office.

Crash injuries two

PAINT TWP. Two people were injured in a 9:45 a.m. Oct. 13 two-vehicle crash along U.S. Route 322 in Paint Township Clarion County 9-1-1 said.

State police, Shippenville Fire Department and Clarion Hospital ambulance responded to the scene.

Driver injured

PAINT TWP. A Franklin woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Oct. 10 in Paint Township.

State police report Jamie Beer, 34, Franklin, was driving along U.S. Route 322 near its intersection with Woodland Road at about 11:30 a.m. when she failed to observe a vehicle stopped in front of her.

Beer's vehicle struck the parked vehicle, which was driven by Joseph Dolmovich, 42, of Shippenville, from behind, police said.

Beer was transported to Clarion Hospital with suspected minor injuries, police said.

Dolmovich wasn't hurt.

Two-vehicle crash

PAINT TWP. -- Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Oct. 7 in Paint Township.

State police report Cody McGinnis, 23, of Lucinda, was driving on Doe Run Road at about 9 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a curve.

The vehicle then traveled into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by Ryan Bish, 30, of Knox.

Both drivers were transported to Clarion Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, police said.