Criminal charges filed:
lEvan Scott Torsello, 21, Clarion.
Charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both unclassified misdemeanors and a summary charge of making loud, disturbing, unnecessary noise; and
lJohn Victor Othites, 20, Clarion.
Charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, both unclassified misdemeanors and a summary charge of loud, disturbing, unnecessary noise at 10:54 p.m. Oct. 9, 2018, in Clarion Borough.
Clarion Borough police officers Justin F. O'Neil and William E. Scheckler, Sr. were dispatched to Wilson Avenue for a noise complaint.
Upon arrival, officers could hear a loud noise coming from a bedroom window but did not determine it to be of a threatening nature.
O'Neil detected a smell of burnt marijuana coming from a window as they approached the front door.
O'Neil knocked on the door and a female answered. O'Neil and Scheckler determined the loud noise to be a television.
O'Neil asked the female who had been smoking marijuana in the residence and she allegedly replied that she did not know. O'Neil then asked her if there was anyone else home and she replied there was so he asked her to get them to come to the door.
When asked if they had marijuana Torsello allegedly admitted to having marijuana and retrieved a plastic bag of marijuana for O'Neil. Othites allegedly denied having marijuana but consented to a search of his room. On the way to Othites's room, he allegedly stated he had paraphernalia and retrieved a smoking pipe and silicone bong for O'Neil.
Filed by O'Neil.
lJustin Michael Tomon, 32, Clarion.
Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor, causing an accident involving damage to a vehicle or property, a third-degree misdemeanor and summary charges of careless driving, two counts of disregarding a single lane of traffic, failure to use signals and not having a valid registration at 12:19 a.m. Dec. 1, 2018 in Clarion Borough.
Clarion Borough Police Officer Evan T. Maxwell observed a vehicle driving erratically on Greenville Ave.
Maxwell followed the vehicle to the intersection of South Street and Fifth Avenue where the vehicle struck a vehicle in front of it then quickly turned right onto Fifth Avenue without signaling and struck the curb while making the turn.
Maxwell activated his emergency signals and pulled the vehicle over on Wood Street.
Maxwell allegedly detected a strong odor of alcohol on Tomon.
Tomon allegedly admitted to consuming six or seven drinks.
A field sobriety test was conducted and Tomon allegedly showed significant signs of impairment.
A blood test established Tomon had a blood alcohol content level of .233 percent. Filed by Maxwell.
Tomon is also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence with the highest rate of blood alcohol content, both unclassified misdemeanors and summary charges of careless driving, disregarding a single lane of traffic and not having a valid registration at 1:17 a.m. Dec. 8, 2018, in Clarion Borough.
Clarion Borough Police Officer Evan T. Maxwell observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and crossing the double yellow line into the oncoming lane of traffic.
Maxwell activated his emergency signals and pulled over the vehicle on Fifth Avenue at Main Street.
Maxwell allegedly detected a strong odor of alcohol on Tomon.
Tomon allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol prior to driving and failed field sobriety tests.
A blood test established Tomon had a blood alcohol content level of .198 percent. Filed by Maxwell.
lOrion Ray Roberts, 20, Clarion.
Charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both unclassified misdemeanors at Jan. 21 in Clarion Borough.
Clarion University Public Safety Officer Corbin Ragley responded to a report of a female patient who was unconscious due to possible alcohol poisoning.
Ragley made contact with Roberts upon arriving to the residence room and questioned Roberts regarding the state of the female patient.
Roberts allegedly admitted that he and the female patient had been smoking marijuana.
Roberts retrieved a duffle bag and allegedly submitted to Ragley a small plastic bag containing marijuana, a glass pipe containing marijuana residue and a purple grinder. Filed by Ragley.
lCorey A. Rankin, 33, Rimersburg.
Charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property, both second-degree misdemeanors at 7:10 p.m. Dec. 26, 2018 in Clarion Borough.
Clarion Borough Police Officer Richard F. Foust was dispatched to Sheetz to meet with a female victim about a theft.
Foust arrived on scene and met the victim who allegedly stated she was to meet Rankin at the Sheetz to purchase a smart phone from him. She also stated her and Rankin were friends on Facebook where they arranged the transaction.
According to the victim, Rankin did meet her there and got into her car where she gave him $200 in cash for the phone.
Allegedly Rankin took the cash and said he had to go get the phone from a friend but never returned.
After the incident, the victim reported Rankin blocked her on Facebook and didn't answer her calls.
Foust called Rankin with no answer and no way to leave a message. Rankin called the police department at 9:07 p.m. Rankin allegedly denied being in Clarion at all on Dec. 26.
Foust informed Rankin he was going to review video footage from the location then Rankin allegedly verified he was there that day but the victim was there to purchase drugs from him, not a phone and he did not take any money from her.
Foust contacted the victim and she allegedly provided messages regarding the exchange of a phone, not drugs. Filed by Foust.
lAngel D. Smith, 33 Brookville.
Charged with issuing $425 bad check as an unclassified misdemeanor Nov. 5, 2018 to Denise Dennis in Clarion Township.
Issuing a bad check becomes a misdemeanor if it's more than $200 or if it's a defendant's third offense within a year.
Filed by Denise R. Dennis.
lEdward Lemon Goodman, 72, Strattanville.
Charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, recklessly endangering another person, a second-degree misdemeanor and causing an accident involving damage to a vehicle or property, a third-degree misdemeanor at 10:26 a.m. Feb. 4 in Clarion Borough.
Clarion Borough Police Officer Roger E. Wright responded to a radio call from Clarion Borough Police Officer Shawn L. Zerfoss informing him a vehicle accelerated towards him while he was in the crosswalk at the intersection of South Fifth Ave. and Wood Street and the vehicle struck his hand as he got out of the way.
Wright observed the described vehicle traveling east on Main Street and initiated a traffic stop with Clarion Borough Police Chief William H. Peck IV arriving at the same time.
The driver was identified as Goodman.
Goodman asked why he was being stopped and Wright informed him it was for striking a police officer as he was walking in a crosswalk to which Goodman allegedly replied, "He had no business being there" and "He could have waited."
Goodman allegedly asked Peck "Remember that time I had a problem with you and tried to get you fired?"
Peck asked Goodman if he had a problem with the Clarion police to which Goodman allegedly replied "Yes, I don't like the Clarion police." Filed by Wright.
lMitchel Allen Davenport, 23, Clarion.
Charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, both unclassified misdemeanors at 2:00 p.m. Jan. 15 in Clarion Borough.
Clarion County Chief Detective William H. Peck IV assisted the Clarion County Adult Probation Office while conducting a search of Davenport's residence. A small plastic bag of crystal methamphetamine and $423 in U.S. Currency were allegedly found. Filed by Peck.
The following cases involve summary offenses punishable by up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail upon conviction.
lToni Best, Strattanville. Charged with violating the state mandatory school attendance law by allowing a child in her care to miss classes on Jan. 4 and Jan. 11 in Clarion Township. Filed by Clarion-Limestone High School.
lDenise McClelland, Clarion. Charged with violating the state mandatory school attendance law by allowing a child in her care to miss classes on Jan. 7 in Clarion Township. Filed by Clarion-Limestone High School.
lRonald Lee Dennis, 66, Polk. Charged with harassment (shoved victim) at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 27, 2018 in Clarion Township. Filed by state police Tpr. Ryan M. Drayer.
lJoann Smith, New Bethlehem. Charged with issuing a $160 bad check Oct. 19, 2018 to American Legion Post 249 in Strattanville Borough. Filed by Strattanville American Legion.
lStefanie White, 48, Strattanville. Charged with violating the state mandatory school attendance law by allowing a child in her care to miss classes on 10 days between Jan. 3 and Jan. 18 in Clarion Township. Filed by Clarion-Limestone High School.
lMichael Winkle, 21, Clarion. Charged with harassment (struck victim in face with a closed fist) at 2:45 p.m. Jan. 12 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Clarion University Public Safety Officer Michael Stutsman.
lLeonard Playko, 73, Norwalk, Ohio. Charged with having a loaded firearm in a vehicle at 9:50 a.m. Dec. 6, 2018 in Clarion Township. Filed by State Game Warden Steven J. Ace.
lAmber L. Socha, 32, Rimersburg. Charged with having an open container (on a public street) at 1:10 a.m. Feb. 3 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Clarion Borough Police Officer Christopher L. Fox. At a Feb. 6 session of district court Socha pleaded guilty to having an open container. Fine and costs total $191.
lNatalie M. Else, 20, Rutherford, N.J. Charged with purchasing, consumption or possession of alcohol as a minor (admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages) at 1:16 a.m. Feb. 2 in Clarion Borough.
The following cases were disposed of at Quinn's office.
lAdam R. Smith, 33, Brookville. Pleaded guilty to theft of services (tampering with the public water utility meter) at 10:12 a.m. Dec. 23, 2018 in Clarion Township. Fine and costs total $249.
lAlexis Caroline Wagner, 21, Pittsburgh. Pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 8, 2018 in Clarion Borough. Charge of purchasing alcohol as a minor (she was 20 at the time of the incident) was changed to disorderly conduct. Fine and costs total $190.
lSusan Holderman, 45, Clarion. Pleaded guilty to issuing a $192 bad check Nov. 2, 2018 to Comet Food Warehouse in Clarion Township. Fine and costs total $511.