Crime and Courts

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


Published on November 27, 2014 - Page 1
GREENWOOD TWP. — It’s been 30 years since a partially decomposed newborn was found along a road here, but investigators have not given up the search...
Published on November 27, 2014 - Page 4
SHICKSHINNY — A 48-year-old woman struck a young woman in the face with her finger and got punched in return, police say. Holly Sue Morris, 21...
Published on November 27, 2014 - Page 7
Sisters, roommate face booze violations BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student’s little sister got so drunk she had to be taken to the...
Published on November 26, 2014 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — Two homeless women addicted to heroin stole a purse from a residence here and then used a credit card to finance a spending spree in...
Published on November 26, 2014 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A woman stole a mislaid purse that was near her on a bench outside Geisinger Medical Center, but a surveillance camera caught her,...
Published on November 26, 2014 - Page 1
A man threatened to shoot his ex-girlfriend during an argument, she claims. James Murphy, 26, Danville, was one of two men who recently had...
Published on November 26, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — Two Berwick brothers jumped a “physically challenged” man from behind and knocked him to the ground in a brazen downtown robbery late...
Published on November 26, 2014 - Page 3
WILKES-BARRE — A Berwick man accused of operating a national steroids ring from his parents’ home waived his right to a hearing on evidence Tuesday...
Published on November 26, 2014 - Page 3
DANVILLE — The following civil lawsuits have been filed at the Montour County Courthouse, records show. The defendants in such cases sometimes settle...
Published on November 26, 2014 - Page 11
Foreclosure filed DANVILLE — Christiana Trust, a division of Wilmington Savings Fund Society, has filed a mortgage foreclosure in the amount of $131...
Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A husband and wife trying to reconcile instead ended up assaulting each other, court papers say. Gregory C. Fox allegedly punched...
Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — A man with a bad back and way too much morphine in his system faces his fourth DUI charge after he was caught weaving down Millville...
Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 3
SCRANTON — A Millville resident is accused of stealing from St. Ann’s Basilica here, says a published report. Michael Spindler, 59, of 26 Maplewood...
Published on November 25, 2014 - Page 4
BERWICK — Eagle Hose Co. 2 of West Berwick, 325 S. Mercer St., was cited by the state Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement for not maintaining “...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK — A man who had just been fired from the Dollar Tree Distribution Center pushed the front door so hard that he did almost $900 in damage...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — A Danville woman was trying to shoplift her second load of goods in less than half an hour when a Wal-Mart security man stopped her,...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 1
ELYSBURG — When a home health aide was suspected of stealing $3,000 from Gerald Zsido’s 98-year-old mother, police worked quickly to build a case and...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — A teen who had been smoking pot was driving around Berwick without his car’s headlights on after 1 a.m. Nov. 3. When Officer Philip...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 4
MIFFLINVILLE — Police cited Niger Garrett, 32, of 808 N. Arch St. in Berwick, after he allegedly shouted and kicked a desk at the Comfort Inn on...
Published on November 24, 2014 - Page 5
Cops: Man sleeping in car was drunk BRIAR CREEK — A driver struck a curb turning in to the Surplus Outlet along Route 11, and a witness said the...

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