Police news – Feb. 23

JS man charged

with assaulting son

JERSEY SHORE — Tiadaghton Valley Regional police are investigating a report of a father assaulting his son.

Daniel Fox, 33, of 409 Baer St., allegedly punched his son in the face, threw him onto the ground and repeatedly hit him, according to police.

The incident took place at a Maple Street house where Fox was picking up his son. One of the residents of the home allegedly broke up the fight, police said.

The son was taken to Geisinger Hospital in Jersey Shore for treatment of a laceration to the right ear that required stitches, as well as a right orbital fracture and multiple contusions.

Fox is scheduled to appear before District Judge Jerry Lepley on Feb. 24, on charges of simple assault and harrasment.

Vehicle hits embankment

WOOLRICH — A car crash on Big Plum Road in Dunnstable Township on Feb. 18. at 9:04 a.m. was investigated by state police at Lamar.

According to police, a 2002 Ford Expedition was being driven by Brittany Styers, 32, of Lock Haven. Styers was westbound on Big Plum Road and the roads were covered in snow, leaving Styers to slide off the right side of the road due to the slippery conditions.

Styers impacted the front corner of her car into an embankment causing it to roll over onto its left side. The car spun 90 degrees to the left where it came to rest shortly after initial impact and had blocked both lanes of Big Plum Road on its left side, facing south.

No one was injured in the accident, according to police.

Robbery under investigation

JERSEY SHORE — Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police are investigating a reported robbery at a Jersey Shore residence last month.

According to police, Kory Sponheimer, 33, of Ulster, stole several items from the residence including a limited edition Xbox One, game controllers, around 50 DVDs, an RCA sound bar, three Amazon Echo devices, Xfinity chords, and a lock box.

Sponheimer was confronted by the landlord of the residence on Jan. 15., after the landlord noticed him back up to the residence without a license plate, and posed as someone by the name of Korben who was helping the resident of the place move.

According to police, Sponheimer admitted to using a false name but said he was not there to steal anything and he had permission to stay at the residence. However, the victim of the residence denied giving him permission, police said.

A mutual friend of both Sponheimer and the victim allegedly told police that Sponheimer admitted to having the victim’s Xbox and soundbar. They allegedly saw them at Sponheimer’s house, police said.

District Judge Jerry Lepley arraigned Sponheimer for burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Lepley set bail at $25,000 and Sponheimer remains in the Lycoming County Prison awaiting arraignment March 1 before Judge Marc Lovecchio.

Two face drug charges

JERSEY SHORE — Two people are facing drug possession charges after getting pulled over by Tiadaghton Valley Regional Police on South Route 220 on Jan. 14.

Morgan Young, 20, of 3665 Lycoming Creek Road in Cogan Station and Jasce Newman, 37, of 48 Harley Drive, Lock Haven, allegedly had methamphetamine in the back of the Dodge pickup truck they were driving, police said.

Tiadaghton Valley Police Officer Tyler Bierly stopped the two and had Newman exit the vehicle. The officer subsequently searched Newman due to him having a warrant for a Protection From Abuse order violation.

According to police, Newman had a cellophane wrapper with white residue in it and told Bierly that it was meth.

A consented search was then conducted and the officer allegedly found a butane lighter and an ibuprofen bottle with a crystal substance.

Young was also searched by Bierly and he found two plastic bags containing methamphetamine along with a blue meth pipe, and another silicone container with meth inside it.

District Judge Lepley sent a summons for both Young and Newman to answer for the separate possession charges. Young is being charged for the possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Newman is being charged for the possession of methamphetamine, possession of bath salts, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lepley released Young on $7,500 bail. Both Newman and Young will appear before President Judge Nancy Butts on March 8.


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