Police news — Friday, Dec. 1

Drug possession

JERSEY SHORE — Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police have charged Cornelius R. Freeman, 30, of Philadelphia, with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, following an incident on Route 220 in Piatt Township on Nov. 8. He was jailed in lieu of $5,000 bail at the Lycoming County Prison.

Driver charged after high-speed chase

JERSEY SHORE — Paul Sampsell, 34, of 393 Old Route 220, Jersey Shore, was charged by Tiadaghton Valley Regional police with aggravated assault, fleeing police, possession of methamphetamines and related offenses following a high-speed pursuit on Nov. 7.

Police said the pursuit began on Bridge Street in the borough and ended on Route 220 near the McElhattan interchange.

During the pursuit, Sampsell crashed into a police cruiser, police said.

He was jailed in lieu of $75,000 and a probation violation.

Drug charges

JERSEY SHORE — Vincent E. Haines, 26, of 215 Thompson St., Jersey Shore, was charged by Tiadaghton Valley Regional police with theft and receiving stolen property for allegedly stealing $45 and 55 hydrocodone pills from his grandmother, Wanda Haines, while at her home at 105 Shaffer Lane, Porter Township, on Oct. 7. Haines was released on $2,500 bail.

DUI alleged

JERSEY SHORE — Jordan A. Jules, 24, of Endicott, N.Y., was charged with driving under the influence by Tiadaghton Valley Regional police in the 300 block of Allegheny Street in Jersey Shore on Oct. 6.

Police said Jules was also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He was sent a summons to appear before a district judge.

False reports

JERSEY SHORE — Brian D. McFadden, 27, of 230 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore, was charged by Tiadaghton Valley Regional police with making false reports to law enforcement for allegedly filing a false report to police claiming two men assaulted him in the 200 block of South Main Street on Sept. 18.

The assault never happened, police said.

McFadden was released on $5,000 bail.

DUI alleged

JERSEY SHORE — Grant William Long, 34, of 410 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore, has been charged by Tiadaghton Valley Regional police with driving under the influence in the 100 block of North Broad Street in the borough on July 8.

Long is also charged with possession of s prohibited offensive weapon (a police extended baton) and disorderly conduct.

He was sent a summons to appear before a district judge.

Charges dismissed

JERSEY SHORE — In a plea-agreement case before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley in Jersey Shore, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police charges of theft and receiving stolen property were dismissed Wednesday against Jeffrey S. Spong, of 6418 Route 287, Jersey Shore, after the 41-year-old man agreed to pay restitution and court fees totaling $168.

The charges stemmed from Spong allegedly stealing four newspapers from the Jiffy Mart, 115 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Jersey Shore, on Aug. 21.

Injured driver is fair

JERSEY SHORE — Lauren M. Woodring, 28, of Jersey Shore, was reported in fair condition at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, with injuries she suffered when her car went off the road and struck a ditch on Route 654, just south of Stopper Road, in Limestone Township about 12:30 a.m. Monday, state police said.

Woodring told police she swerved to avoid striking a deer.

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