Criminal charges filed:

lShelly Ann Sloat, 47, Clarion.

Charged with risking a catastrophe and criminal mischief, both as third-degree felonies; and recklessly endangering another person, a second-degree misdemeanor, at 2:17 p.m. Sept. 24 in Clarion Borough.

Police and Clarion Fire and Hose Co. No. 1 were summoned to 202 North Second Avenue for a reported structure fire.

Police and firefighters were only minutes away as they were also responding to a vehicle crash nearby.

Sloat was allegedly sitting on a second-floor landing and told police and firefighters her apartment was on fire.

Sloat allegedly refused to leave the second-floor landing because her cats were inside the apartment.

Police and firefighters evacuated the building and by then heavy black smoke was coming from Sloat's apartment.

Firefighters were able to get Sloat to abandon her second-floor landing.

Sloat allegedly told firefighters and police she had fallen asleep with smoking and awoke to find her chair and chest on fire.

Sloat suffered burns on several areas of her body.

The investigation determined Sloat did in fact fall asleep in a reclining chair. The investigation determined three smoke detectors in the apartment had been disabled.

Sloat allegedly admitted to disabling the smoke detectors because she was tired of them going off when she cooked or "vaped."

The owner of the apartment showed investigators a lease agreement that bans smoking in the apartments.

Filed by Clarion Borough Police Chief William H. Peck IV.

lDereck Joseph Marshall, 20, Tionesta.

Charged with presenting false identification to a police officer, a third-degree misdemeanor; and summary charges of underage purchase of alcohol by a minor and possession of an open container of alcohol in public at 1:19 a.m. Oct. 6 in Clarion Borough.

Police were summoned to assist Pennsylvania Liquor Control Bureau agents along Greenville Avenue with a man who allegedly was carrying an open bottle of Crown Royal whiskey.

Marshall, who said he did not have any identification with him, allegedly provided police with a false birthday.

Police had warned Marshall he would be arrested if he provided false information.

A portable breath test indicated Marshall had consumed alcohol but also indicated he was not intoxicated.

Filed by Clarion Borough Police Officer William R. Scheckler Sr.

lDavid Paul Deal, 25, Evans City.

Charged with prowling and loitering at night and harassment, both as a third-degree misdemeanor; and summary charges of driving while license is suspended or revoked and driving an uninspected vehicle at 4:23 a.m. Oct. 24 in Clarion Township.

An adult female contacted police to report she had a protection from abuse order in place against Deal, but he had attempted to contact her.

The woman said she had blocked Deal on social media but that he created a fake account under another name to use to contact her.

The woman said she awoke to someone knocking on her bedroom window. The woman and several friends went outside and observed Deal in his vehicle near the building.

The witnesses alleged they observed Deal driving the vehicle.

Filed by Clarion University Public Safety Officer Michael Stutsman.

lBrandon Michael Ditty, 26, Venus.

Charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and 11 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, all unclassified misdemeanors, at 8:25 p.m. Sept. 28 in Clarion Borough.

Ditty was wanted on an arrest warrant by Clarion County Adult Probation. Probation officers observed Ditty walking around Clarion and summoned borough police to assist with an arrest and home inspection.

During the arrest, Ditty allegedly had a small amount of marijuana in his pocket.

At Ditty's home, police allegedly found three pipes commonly used for ingesting drugs, a scale, numerous plastic bags, a white powder and other items of alleged drug paraphernalia.

Filed by Scheckler.

lJoseph James Bruno, 31, Clarion.

Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or controlled substance, a misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, an unclassified misdemeanor; and summary charges of driving while license is suspended, driving an uninspected vehicle and failure to properly light license plate at 11:51 a.m. Sept. 25 in Clarion Borough.

Bruno was observed standing with a group of people near the adult probation officer. Bruno was holding a small child and talking to the other people in the group.

Police approached the group and Bruno allegedly handed the child to another person and acted as if he was going to flee from the scene.

Police ordered Bruno to stop and he did so.

Bruno allegedly acted nervous and was talking fast. His eye pupils appeared to be very small.

Bruno allegedly told police he was at the location to pick up his girlfriend and child but the girlfriend had been sent to jail.

Bruno allegedly admitted he had used meth earlier that morning. A blood test confirmed he had used meth that morning.

Filed by Peck.

lBarabra Ann Stromyer, 70, Clarion.

Charged with simple assault, a second-degree misdemeanor and harassment, a summary, at 7:37 p.m. Nov. 1 in Clarion Borough.

Police responded to a reported domestic incident.

Arriving at the scene, police encountered Stromyer who seemed frail and was walking using a cane.

Stromyer allegedly said she had struck a male victim in the head. Stromyer allegedly had blood on her hand.

The male victim allegedly told police Stromyer "lost it" and added she needed "help."

The victim told police Stromyer had dumped his medications. The victim alleged Stromyer had been drinking alcohol.

The victim showed police injuries to his arm allegedly caused by Stromyer. The victim said Stromyer also had bit him.

Police allegedly observed several broken glasses on the floor.

Despite Stromyer's statement, the victim said she had not struck him in the head.

Stromyer allegedly told police she is "done with" the victim.

Filed by Clarion Borough Police Officer Richard Foust.

lThomas Joseph Amato, 35, Summerville.

Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor; and summary charges of disregard of traffic lane, careless driving, leaving the scene of a crash and failure to notify police of a crash at 5:05 a.m. Oct. 10 in Clarion Township.

Police were summoned for a hit and run crash in which several mailboxes had been damaged. A witness said the driver of the silver car drove away from the scene.

The car was reportedly observed sitting in the Gordman's parking lot.

Police approached the vehicle and found the driver, identified as Amato, unresponsive behind the wheel of the vehicle.

Amato allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and was unable to exit his vehicle.

A blood test established his blood alcohol content level at .296 percent.

Filed by state police Tpr. Jacob A. Knight.

lNicholas W. Vannoy, 34, Zanesville, Ohio.

Charged with stalking, a third-degree felony; harassment as a third-degree misdemeanor and harassment as a summary Sept. 14 in Clarion Borough.

A female victim contacted Clarion Borough police to report Vannoy had allegedly violated a protection from abuse order the victim had put in place in Virginia.

The victim reported Vannoy called and sent text and other messages to her at all hours of the day and night. The victim resides in Clarion Borough.

The victim told police there was already another case pending against Vannoy.

Clarion police talked to the victim at her residence and while doing so, Vannoy allegedly called and texted the victim while police were present.

Vannoy had already been advised by Clarion police to avoid contact with the victim due to is alleged actions in the previous harassment case.

Police were advised by the Clarion County District Attorney's office to file the felony charge against Vannoy based on his previous actions and continued alleged harassment of the victim.

Filed by Scheckler.

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

lTyree Smith, 31, Clarion. Charged with retail theft Oct. 22 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Clarion Borough Police Officer Neil Kemmer.

lCoty James Ashbaugh, 30, Clarion. Charged with harassment Oct. 19 in Strattanville. Filed by state police Tpr. Kevin M. Doverspike Jr.

lSherry L. Campbell, no age provided, New Bethlehem. Charged with violating the state mandatory school attendance law by allowing a child in her care to miss classes Aug. 28 at Clarion Area High School.

lAngie Kemmer, no age provided, Strattanville.

Charged with violating the state mandatory school attendance law by allowing a child in her care to miss classes Oct. 7 at Clarion-Limestone High School.

lLuke Joseph Mazzeo, 19, Clarion. Charged with underage purchase, possession of consumption of alcohol Oct. 31 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Stutsman.

Mazzeo pleaded guilty to the charge. Fine and costs total $261.

lMarcus Frederick Ryan, 18, Mercer. Charged with underage purchase, possession of consumption of alcohol Oct. 31 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Stutsman.

Ryan pleaded guilty to the charge. Fine and costs total $261.

lAdam Christopher McCready, 29, Clarion, and:

lCodey Alan Hollandsworth, 28, Clarion.

Both defendants are charged with harassment (involved in an altercation with each other over a dog issue) at 10:48 a.m. Oct. 25 in Clarion Township. Filed by Knight.

lClarisse E. Twenter, 19, Butler. Charged with underage purchase, possession of consumption of alcohol at 9:20 p.m. Oct. 31 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Clarion University Public Safety Officer Daniel M. Siegel.

lMcKenize Lynn Rodriguez, 23, Seven Fields. Charged with disorderly conduct Sept. 27 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Maxwell. Rodriguez pleaded guilty to the charge. Fine and costs total $241.

lCharles J. Biss, 21, Latrobe. Charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct at 5:04 a.m. Oct. 27 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Maxwell.

Biss pleaded guilty to the charges. Fines and costs total $492.

lJayden Wade Hayden, 18, Tarentum. Charged with harassment (pushed a female victim) at 10 p.m. Oct. 26 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Clarion Borough police.

lNolan Todd Fannin, 18, Johnsonburg. Charged with underage possession, consumption or transportation of alcohol at 9:02 p.m. Oct. 31 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Stutsman.

lCameron G. Stuffan, 18, Vandergrift. Charged with underage possession, consumption or transportation of alcohol at 9:02 p.m. Oct. 31 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Stutsman.

lAnyah Rain Becker, 18, Vandergrift. Charged with underage possession, consumption or transportation of alcohol at 9:02 p.m. Oct. 31 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Stutsman.

lAnthony Ryan Chwasciewski, 20, James Creek. Charged with public drunkenness at 2:30 a.m. Nov. 2 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Maxwell.

lEric F. Johnston, 20, Ambridge. Charged with underage possession, consumption or transportation of alcohol at 12:50 a.m. Nov. 3 in Clarion Borough. Filed by Wright.

lBrea Fait, no age provided, Clarion. Charged with issuing a $50 bad check July 20 to Smathers Agency in Clarion. Filed by the victim.