Press Enterprise 30 Day Archive

April 3, 2014
Cops: Woman had load of heroin, sales records at house in Bloom area

FERNVILLE — Neighbors awoke to flash grenades as a SWAT team and other officers raided a suspected drug house at 122 Ferncliff Road early Wednesday,...

Man pestered her boss at GMC, petition for protection says

DANVILLE — A man threatened to kill himself by sending images of slashed wrists to his girlfriend, a court petition says. Joshua L. Mordan, 29,...

Berwick suspect cursed at judge during hearing

BRIAR CREEK — A Berwick man allegedly slammed a woman’s head off the dashboard of his pickup in Giant’s parking lot here Wednesday, then cursed out a...

SCOTT TWP. —A man accused of running up more than $7,000 in purchases on a Russian exchange student’s credit card waived a hearing on evidence...

The Keystone Orange Crush 14U won the Spring Elite tournament in Lewisburg recently. Front row, from left: Haley Burd, Brooke Hovenstine and Taylor...

April 2, 2014
Online report means enforcement is taken seriously here, officials say

BLOOMSBURG — A report shared widely on Facebook and featured on a national news site says Bloomsburg University has one of the highest drinking-...

Brawls broke out soon after group was asked to go, frat member says

BLOOMSBURG — When Kutztown University football players were turned away from an off-campus fraternity party here, they didn’t seem to mind, a frat...

Officers broke through door of alleged Bloomsburg heroin house during weekend raid

BLOOMSBURG — As a SWAT team descended on a suspected heroin hub here Saturday, the leader of a drug gang scurried out a window, police report....

Berwick man allegedly reported thefts of food he ate

BERWICK — A man who repeatedly called 9-1-1 to make nonsensical complaints could see charges dismissed if he keeps himself in line for six months....

Archie Holsomback IV, 21, of Scranton, is the suspect accused of stealing and running up charges on a credit card belonging to a Russian exchange...

April 1, 2014
Scranton man allegedly took roommate’s Russian card, spent $6,021

***EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS STORY HAS BEEN EDITED TO REFLECT THE FACT ARCHIE HOLSOMBACK IV, THE SUSPECT IN THIS CASE WAS NEVER A BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY...

Police: Jonestown man’s SUV slid into path of milk tanker

FORKS — A Jonestown man was badly hurt and trapped inside his wrecked vehicle after he skidded on an icy stretch of Route 487 and crashed into an...

Inmate in Danville-area juvenile jail allegedly made good on threat of further violence

MAHONING TWP. — A self-professed “gang banger” in a juvenile jail who attacked a teacher last month and vowed that it would happen again made good on...

Man, woman refused to testify, judge says

BERWICK —When Leon L. Sitler accused Ashley M. Titman of stealing and forging his checks, she told police he let her stay in his house in exchange...

Husband barred from contact with Jerseytown woman

JERSEYTOWN — A man threatened to kill his wife, saying their two children would be better off in foster care, a court petition says. Rickey Lee...

March 31, 2014
Former employee at Nescopeck firm faces 10 charges

NESCOPECK — A former Rad Woodwork employee got time off work with forged doctors’ notes, but now he’s paying a steep price. Marc J. Zawadzki, 40,...

Weather surprise sends dozens of drivers skidding across Columbia

A surprise turn in the early spring weather quickly changed rain into heavy sleet and snow Sunday afternoon, covering roads in ice and causing a...

But area growers expect crops to catch up once weather breaks

BLOOMSBURG — The long winter set back work on area farms, but growers say they don’t expect major problems from the extended cold. At Heller’s...

63-year-old told he won $1.5M

SHICKSHINNY — A 63-year-old Shickshinny man was fooled by scammers who told him he’d won $1.5 million and a new Mercedes-Benz Saturday, police said...

Lawsuit seeks payments from firms in natural-gas industry

DANVILLE — Two companies in the natural-gas industry stiffed a Danville-area contractor out of $22,200 in sales commissions, a lawsuit alleges....

March 30, 2014
Alleged leader, three others nabbed in Bloomsburg raid

BLOOMSBURG —Authorities busted a suspected large-scale heroin distributor on Main Street here early Saturday, ending an extensive five-month...

SCOTT TWP. — Jose Antonio “Flow” Roldan and Devon Thomas “Devo” Seier were both lethargic in the courtroom as District Judge Russell Lawton explained...

Men allegedly helped torch Berwick trailer, leaving family homeless

BERWICK — Police here have found the two men they were seeking in connection with a fire that ruined a trailer and left a family homeless in October...

Talk about super follows case of allegedly drunken bus driver

BENTON — School officials here are refusing to address persistent rumors that Superintendent Penny Lenig-Zerby has been suspended from her position...

Pair allegedly stole electronics, jewelry from house in Wapwallopen, report says

CONYNGHAM TWP. — Police are looking for two Berwick-area men suspected of burglarizing a Wapwallopen home last week, according to a news report....

March 29, 2014
Report: Hunlock Creek woman alleges son trashed home

HUNLOCK CREEK — Upset with his mother and her boyfriend, a teen grabbed a gun, ordered them out of the house and shot himself in the face, police say...

BRIAR CREEK — A thief took a shopping cart with a purse from behind her victim’s back and pushed it out of Giant Food late one night, police say....

Martial arts students are delighted to meet disabled champion in Berwick

BERWICK — The martial arts students at Atomic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Thai Boxing Academy were so excited about their session with “Ultimate Fighter...

SCOTT TWP. — A family discussion about drug use and a possible plan for rehab led to Nicholas Mariano firing a handgun into the bathroom of his...

Rural Benton husband’s lawyer casts doubt on foster daughter who alleges sexual assault

BLOOMSBURG — A rural Benton man whose wife was just acquitted of molesting a foster child may have been falsely accused of rape by an older foster...

March 28, 2014
Dillon Floral hopes for shopping center behind Pizza Hut

BLOOMSBURG — Land where Dillon Floral’s greenhouses used to stand may become a new home for Staples within two years if negotiations are successful,...

Man is banned from Briar Creek Township home with girlfriend

BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A heroin user with “nothing to do” took off in his grandmother’s car at 2 a.m., court papers say. The next thing Codie Ridall...

Berwick woman told to ‘get it together’ as she’s put on probation

BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick woman who gave birth just four days prior was in court Thursday to hear her punishment in a meth possession and retail theft...

Espy woman: I became a target after alleging sexual harassment

BLOOMSBURG — When a prison guard reported a colleague for sexual harassment, co-workers and bosses retaliated, a lawsuit says. Guards refused to...

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