Criminal charges filed:
lElizabeth Marie Painter, 32, Strattanville.
Charged with insurance fraud and theft by deception, both as third-degree felonies, July 20, 2019, in Clarion Borough.
According to court documents, the Western Regional Office of the Insurance Fraud Section of the Office of Attorney General opened an investigation based on a referral from an investigator with General Insurance.
Painter allegedly filed a claim stating her vehicle was damaged when she hit a utility pole.
The insurance investigator alleges Painter's insurance was not in effect when the crash happened, although Painter claimed she re-instated the policy before the crash.
The insurance investigator claims the photographs Painter submitted with the claim are embedded with time and dates showing the damage was done before she paid to have the policy reinstated.
Painter allegedly attempted to claim $4,000 in damages.
Painter allegedly told investigators she "might have confused her dates."
Filed by state Attorney General Agent Robert M. Gift.
lKathleen F. White, 71, Tionesta.
Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and summary charges of disregard of traffic lane, driving at an unsafe speed and careless driving at 6:20 p.m. Dec. 14, 2019, in Clarion Township.
Police observed White attempting to turn her vehicle from U.S. Route 322 into a business parking lot.
White allegedly missed the parking lot and drove into a ditch.
Police noted White seemed to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance.
White allegedly had slurred speech and appeared to be confused.
White allegedly said she was taking medications for an illness.
A blood test indicated White had Clonazepem in her blood system.
Clonazepem is a medication used to prevent and treat seizures, panic disorder, and the movement disorder known as akathisia. It is a tranquilizer of the benzodiazepine class.
Filed by state police Tpr. Kyle F. Freeman.
lJoshua Christopher Zug, 29, Marienville.
Charged with the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver, a controlled substance, an unclassified felony; possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both unclassified misdemeanors, at 9:20 p.m. Feb. 1 in Clarion Borough.
Police responded to a report of a 30-year-old female in cardiac arrest due to a drug overdose.
Police allegedly found the woman unresponsive with no pulse.
Clarion Borough Police Officer Roger Wright took over CPR from the original caller to 9-1-1 until EMS arrived on the scene.
The woman received two doses of Narcan, a drug used to reverse an overdose. The woman then refused any additional medical treatment.
The female caller to 9-1-1 allegedly told police she did not know the woman and that the woman had been dropped off at her apartment by Zug.
The caller told police Zug said he would return shortly.
Police allegedly found seven full and five empty "stamp bags" of suspected heroin marked with "Bridge" and drug paraphernalia with the overdosed woman.
The overdosed woman allegedly told police she and Zug had gone to Pittsburgh to purchase heroin and cocaine and Zug had provided her with the heroin on which she had overdosed.
The overdosed woman also allegedly told police Zug had supplied heroin to another person in the area who also overdosed on the drug.
Filed by Clarion Borough Police Officer Roger Wright.
The following cases involve summary offenses punishable by up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail upon conviction.
lMadison Gayle Benton, 20, Altoona. Charged with underage consumption, purchase and/or transportation of alcohol Feb. 2 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Clarion Borough Police Officer Justin O'Neil.
lHali Marie Murray, 20, Clarion. Charged with underage consumption, purchase and/or transportation of alcohol Dec. 16, 2019, in Clarion Township. Filed by Clarion University Public Safety Officer Marcy Trombetta.
lDominic J. Grubbs, 19, Clarion. Charged with underage purchase, consumption and/or possession of alcohol and possession of an open container of alcohol Feb. 9 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Clarion Borough Police Officer Richard Foust.
Grubbs pleaded guilty to the charges. Fines and costs totals were not available.
lCassie Dawn Cochran, 20, Marienville. Charged with underage purchase, consumption and/or possession of alcohol and possession of an open container of alcohol Feb. 9 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Foust.
The following cases were disposed of at Quinn's office.
lJohn A. McCullough, 77, Clarion. Pleaded guilty to two counts of allowing false alarms by automated device Nov. 10, 2019, and Jan. 6 in Clarion Township. Fines and costs total $1,280.
lBenjamin David Thomas, 27, Quarryville. Pleaded guilty to public drunkenness Jan. 18 in Clarion Borough. Fine and costs total $312.
lTyler Lane Gabler, 27, Clarion. Pleaded guilty to harassment (left a harassing message) at 4 p.m. Jan. 24 in Clarion Borough. Fine and costs total $221.