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Woman set fire to Wilkinsburg SUV in domestic dispute, police say

Matthew Santoni
| Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, 5:24 a.m.

A Highland Park woman was charged with setting fire to an SUV in an apparent domestic dispute Thursday night, officials said.

Wilkinsburg police charged Tiara Johnson-Coulverson, 26, with arson, causing or risking a catastrophe and criminal mischief, all felonies. Police told Trib news partner WPXI-TV that she set fire to a Ford Expedition parked on Hill Avenue after she was involved in a domestic dispute.

According to the criminal complaint, Johnson-Coulverson had been arguing with her ex-boyfriend over money before setting fire to the inside of the SUV, which police said was destroyed. She had been cited last month with criminal mischief for breaking the same vehicle's windshield, the complaint said.

Johnson-Coulverson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 19 before District Judge Kim Hoots.

Matthew Santoni is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724 836 6660, or on Twitter @msantoni.

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