Criminal charges filed:

lLaura Elizabeth Bracken, 37, New Bethlehem.

Charged with simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor, and harassment, a summary, at 8:19 p.m. Aug. 22 in New Bethlehem.

Police responded to a reported domestic violence incident and were met by a female victim.

The victim said she and Bracken were involved in an argument. Bracken allegedly bit the victim on her arm and shoulder and struck her several times with a fist.

Filed by state police Tpr. Nicholas Gray.

At a Sept. 24 session of Clarion County Court, Bracken pleaded guilty to summary disorderly conduct and all other charges were withdrawn.

Fine and cost total $271.

lMary Louise Bright, no age provided, New Bethlehem.

Charged with issuing a $1,789 bad check as a second-degree misdemeanor July 20 to Tom's Riverside in New Bethlehem. Filed by the victim.

Issuing a bad check can be a misdemeanor if the amount of the check is more than $200.

lAudra L. Bright, 39, New Bethlehem. Charged with issuing a $747 bad check July 19 to Tom's Riverside in New Bethlehem. Filed by the victim.

Issuing a bad check can be a misdemeanor if the amount of the check is more than $200.

lJohn Earl Smeltzer, 39, Rimersburg.

Charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and 16 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, all unclassified misdemeanors, Aug. 14 in Porter Township.

State police arrived at Smeltzer's home to take him into custody on a probation detainer.

Police allegedly observed in plain sight on Smeltzer's vehicle a glass pipe commonly used for smoking marijuana.

When Smeltzer moved to get an item from his vehicle, police allegedly observed more drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Among the items found in Smeltzer's vehicle were five pipes, four containers of marijuana, containers of methamphetamine, a spoon, a set of tweezers ad other items.

Filed by state police Tpr. Tate Allison.

lShelly J. Heckathorn, 66, New Bethlehem.

Charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both unclassified misdemeanors, at 3:43 p.m. Aug. 28 in New Bethlehem.

An adult male contacted police and said he had returned home from Burger King and detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from his apartment.

The man said he believed Heckathorn was in the home and smoking the marijuana. Police went to the home and talked to Heckathorn.

Heckathorn allegedly admitted she had been smoking marijuana in the apartment and she did not have a medical marijuana use card.

Heckathorn allegedly turned over a small amount of marijuana and a pipe to police.

Filed by Southern Clarion County Regional Police Officer Jonathan R. Smith.

lCindy Marie Walters, 40, Ford City.

Charged with simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor, and harassment, a summary, Sept. 3 in New Bethlehem.

A female victim told police Walters had grabbed her and thrown her to the ground, causing bruises, cuts and a puncture wound.

Filed by state police Tpr. Joshua McGinnis.

lNikole Lynn Willwerth, 30, Natrona Heights.

Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, and summary charges of disregard of traffic lane, careless driving, reckless driving and failure to use seat belt July 28 in Redbank Township.

Police stopped Willwerth after observing her vehicle cross the centerline and weave within its lane.

Willwerth allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, slurred speech and poor balance.

Willwerth declines to perform field sobriety tests, allegedly saying there was "no point" in trying.

A blood test established her blood alcohol content level at .233 percent.

Filed by state police Tpr. John Dubovi.

lJason Paul McKinney, 37, Rimersburg.

Charged with carrying a firearm without a license, a third-degree felony, and speeding, a summary, at 8 p.m. Sept. 9 in Rimersburg.

Police stopped McKinney for driving 43-mph in a 25-mph zone.

McKinney told police he had a pistol in the console of his vehicle. McKinney did not, however, have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Filed by Southern Clarion County Regional Police Officer Jonathan R. Smith.

lShelley Sue Rabbit, no age provided, Lakeway, Texas.

Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and summary charges of careless driving and driving with no rear lights, at 10:23 p.m. Sept. 8 in Redbank Township.

Police stopped Rabbit after observing inoperative light tails on her vehicle.

Rabbit allegedly had bloodshot and watery eyes and a moderate odor of alcohol on her breath.

Rabbit failed field sobriety tests.

The results of a blood test to determine her BAC were not available.

Filed by state police Tpr. Tyler A. Blaniar.

At a Sept. 24 session of Clarion County Court, all charges were withdrawn.

lThomas Martin Krannacker, 58, Rimersburg.

Charged with simple assault and strangulation, both second-degree misdemeanors, and harassment, a summary, at 4 p.m. Sept. 8 in Toby Township.

Police responded to a reported domestic violence incident and encountered a female victim.

The woman told police Krannacker arrived at her home to pick up a cellular telephone and the two became engaged in an argument.

Krannacker allegedly grabbed the woman by her throat and pushed her against a refrigerator.

Krannacker allegedly threw the woman to the floor before both individuals went outside where Krannacker allegedly twice pushed the woman to the ground.

Filed by state police Tpr. Joshua McGinnis.

lRandy Michael West, 30, Slippery Rock.

Charged with aggravated assault, a first-degree felony; recklessly endangering another person, a second-degree misdemeanor; and summary charges of reckless driving and Careless driving at 1:16 p.m. Sept. 8 in Rimersburg.

State police were dispatched to a reported vehicle crash.

Witnesses told police West had arrived at a Rimersburg residence to pick up his son and became involved in an argument with a male.

West allegedly put his son in his car and continued to argue with the male. An adult female then attempted to intervene.

The male victim told police he walked away from West and to a lawn across the street as West backed his vehicle out of the driveway.

The male victim said West intentionally struck him with his vehicle. West then allegedly drove away from the scene.

The victim allegedly suffered injuries to his head, chest and back.

Filed by state police Tpr. Timothy J. Reilly.

lShane Robert Varner, 36, New Bethlehem.

Charged with making terroristic threats, a first-degree misdemeanor, Sept. 9 in Porter Township.

A female state parole agent visited Varner to discuss his request to move to a different location.

Varner was told he could move but could not take any weapons with him.

Varner allegedly asked if her could take a golf club with him and the agent said it was allowed if he did not use it as weapon.

Varner allegedly told the agent several times he could kill her with the golf club.

Varner then allegedly told the agent he could kill her with his bare hands.

Varner allegedly followed the agent to her car and told she needed to be careful because he knows where she lives.

Filed by state police Tpr. Timothy J. Reilly.

lKevin Scott Fulmer, 48, Parker.

Charged with making terroristic threats, a first-degree misdemeanor; simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, both second-degree misdemeanors; and a summary charge of harassment, Sept. 9 in Licking Township.

Police responded to a report of a violent male. Arriving at the scene, police allegedly found Fulmer highly intoxicated.

A female victim told police Fulmer had held a rifle barrel to the back of her head and said he could put a bullet in the back of her head.

Fulmer allegedly held the rifle to the victim's head for an extended period of time.

Fulmer then went to a bedroom.

Police allegedly found seven rounds in the rifle's magazine.

Filed by state police Tpr. Tate Allison.

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

lRobert L. Rippey, 63, Evans City.

Charged with violating general boating laws Aug. 18 in Madison Township.

Filed by Fish and Boat Commission Officer Gregory Pochron.

Rippey pleaded guilty to the charge. Fine and costs total $125.

lVincent M. Bongiorno, 44, Pittsburgh. Charged with violating general boating laws Aug. 24 in East Brady.

Filed by Fish and Boat Commission Officer Gregory Pochron.

lTimothy J. Ryan, 41, Rimersburg. Charged with violating a borough ordinance regulating weed and grass height Aug. 28 in East Brady. Filed by Southern Clarion County Regional Police Chief Robert D. Malnofsky Jr.

lSara E. Williams, 29, Titusville. Charged with issuing a $133 bad check June 29 to Hetrick's Farm Supply in Porter Township. Filed by the victim.

lAndrew Joseph Reitz, 34, Mayport. Charged with harassment (grabbed a female victim when she attempted to call 9-1-1) at 4:26 p.m. Aug. 24 in Redbank Township. Filed state police Tpr. Ryan Drayer.

lJohn L. Coffman, 47, Springdale. Charged with harassment (sent more than 30 harassing text messages to a female victim) at 10:26 a.m. Aug. 28 in Redbank Township. Filed by state police Tpr. Jesse Kochara.

lHolly Jo Look, 38, Timblin. Charged with failure to return library materials Feb. 16 to Redbank Valley Public Library in New Bethlehem. Fine, restitution and replacement costs sought total $303.

lMaxine A. Andrews, 56, New Bethlehem. Charged with harassment (fighting with another person) Sept. 3 in Porter Township. Filed by state police Tpr. Joshua McGinnis.

The following cases were disposed of at Miller's office.

lMelissa Theiss, 39, Clarion. Charges of violating a borough ordinance regarding unrestricted plant growth Aug. 22 in New Bethlehem were withdrawn.

lMaxine Arlene Andrews, 67, New Bethlehem. Pleaded guilty to harassment (pushed and struck a female victim) at 8 p.m. Aug. 17 in Porter Township. Fine and costs total $262.