Joseph Fischer biography: 10 things about North Cornwall Township, Pennsylvania cop

Joseph W. Fischer (©Dauphin County Prison)

Joseph W. Fischer (©Dauphin County Prison)

Joseph W. Fischer is a white man from Pennsylvania, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. (a)
  2. He is a patrolman at the North Cornwall Township Police Department in North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County. (a)
  3. He is in charge of recording the information of North Cornwall Township residents who own a bicycle. (b)
  4. He went to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. (c)
  5. He goes by SV Spindrift on Facebook. On January 7, 2021, he posted photos of himself at the Stop the Steal rally at the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. In a private chat with another Facebook user, he said he may need a job because word got out that he was “at the rally.” (a)
  6. A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent filed a criminal complaint against him, which was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on February 17, 2021. (a)
  7. On February 19, 2021, FBI agents arrested him at the North Cornwall Township Police Department. He was detained in the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. (c) (d)
  8. He was 54 years old when he was arrested on February 19, 2021. On the same day, the North Cornwall Township Police Department suspended him without pay. (d) 
  9. For his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, he was charged with obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds and obstruction of justice/Congress. (d)
  10. His preliminary hearing will be in the U.S. District Court in Harrisburg at 1:30 p.m. on February 23, 2021. (c) (d)


(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You may also submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.

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