Crime and Courts

The latest crimes, arrests and court cases from Columbia and Montour counties and the surrounding area.


Published on August 22, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — Tipped by parents that a man was selling drugs to their children, police began an investigation that ended in the arrest of a heroin dealer...
Published on August 22, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A man already charged with Medicaid fraud caught a policeman’s attention by doing a “burnout,” then turned out to be driving drunk, court...
Published on August 22, 2014 - Page 3
Several accused in altercations BERWICK — Leoma M. Bankes, 39, of 321 Summerhill Ave., Apt. B, Berwick, pulled a 21-year-old woman by the hair, hit...
Published on August 22, 2014 - Page 4
MAHONING TWP. — A Pottsville-area man accused of slapping a nurse’s behind and making sexually harassing comments was found not guilty Wednesday when...
Published on August 22, 2014 - Page 5
BERWICK — Anne Fenstemaker, 435 Monroe St., Berwick, bounced a $46 check to D&N Disposal on March 14, says a private complaint. The garbage...
Published on August 21, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man argued with his father’s girlfriend, then turned on his dad, punching and kicking him, court papers say. Franklin Albert Buck went...
Published on August 21, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A woman who claims she fell when she tripped over the legs of a beer sign near a poorly lit exit at the Weis Markets beer cafe is suing...
Published on August 21, 2014 - Page 1
MOUNT CARMEL — A trucking-firm owner who faces charges stemming from a violent crash near Elysburg last year was released on bail Wednesday. But...
Published on August 21, 2014 - Page 3
FOSTER TWP. — A woman was killed when her car crossed over the center line of Route 940 here and smashed head-on into a Mack truck, police said....
Published on August 21, 2014 - Page 6
BENTON — A man with a bandanna over his mouth demanded money from a woman at Sophie’s Tiki Bar here Wednesday, but apparently fled without making a...
Published on August 21, 2014 - Page 20
BLOOMSBURG — Philip Kotcamp, 19, a Bloomsburg University student from Media, Pa., was cited for having a bottle cap with a tube through the top of...
Published on August 20, 2014 - Page 1
KINGSTON — Police say a man involved in a large-scale drug ring in Columbia and Luzerne counties threatened to kill investigators, a defense attorney...
Published on August 20, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — The man purposely struck by a motorist Monday was trying to protect his younger sister, the sister said Tuesday. William Humphries, 34,...
Published on August 20, 2014 - Page 6
Cops: DUI suspect hit transformer MAHONING TWP. — A Danville-area woman who crashed into a ground-mounted electrical transformer was drunk, police...
Published on August 20, 2014 - Page 12
LIMESTONE TWP. — A Northumberland man who crashed a motorcycle didn’t have a motorcycle license and was driving drunk, police say. John F. Lower,...
Published on August 20, 2014 - Page 12
MILLVILLE — When police contacted Tiffany Ann Shiffer to tell her the truck she rented had been in a crash, Shiffer told them she thought her fiance...
Published on August 20, 2014 - Page 17
SCOTT TWP. — A Shamokin-area woman bounced a $200 check with Regency Finance Co. here, according to a complaint filed by the business. Melissa...
Published on August 19, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — Witnesses said a driver deliberately hit and dragged a man Monday, then drove toward him a second time before a woman stepped in front of...
Published on August 19, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Danville father and son padded time sheets for Medicaid reimbursement so they could get more money for food and medication, charges say...
Published on August 19, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A town woman is accused of snatching $900 from her neighbor’s purse when the suspect went inside the victim’s home to grab a cup of...

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