LOCK HAVEN - Although city police have been called to investigate child endangerment allegations against a city woman eight times, there were never charges filed until this past weekend when Lori L.Spicer was arrested and jailed for child endangerment, City Police Chief Skip Hocker reported.
Spicer, of 353 E. Main St., was charged by city police over the weekend after police investigated a report of a 5-year-old girl found wandering unsupervised near her home on April 28, police said.
Hocker said the latest response to the Spicer home by city police was the eighth time that police responded to a call that the child was wandering outside alone without supervision. On the other seven occasions, Hocker said no charges were filed.
"It turns out, in some cases there may have been legitimate reasons or it was worked through the (county) Children and Youth Services Department," Hocker said.
He noted that information in a press release issued by city police to The Express on Monday morning inferred that Spicer had been arrested eight times.
Spicer was arrested on a felony warrant, arraigned and placed in the Clinton County Correctional Facility in default of $10,000 bail pending further legal action, police said.