Crime and Courts

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


Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man who allegedly drove drunk and hit a parked car — then tried to blame the girlfriend he had just punched —says he was clean until the...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A Catawissa-based interior designer went over budget during a project at a Bloomsburg-area couple’s home, and they took her to court to...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — A mother was charged with stealing a neighbor’s toy Nerf gun because her own children played with it frequently, arrest papers say....
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — A thief slipped in and out of a family’s home in broad daylight, but she was soon spotted walking in the woods only a quarter of a...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — A woman whose tomatoes were being stolen staked out her own garden at 5 a.m. and helped crack the case, court papers say. Shirley...
Published on July 28, 2014 - Page 3
HEMLOCK TWP. — A woman who was jogging along Creek Road was struck in the arm by a passing car’s side mirror Sunday, police said. Valerie Johnson,...
Published on July 27, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg-area physician has been cleared of malpractice in his treatment of a Berwick man for back pain. A Columbia County jury...
Published on July 27, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man threatened to kill and bury his ex-wife and her children “with lime over their bodies,” a court petition says. John Young once...
Published on July 26, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Ganmao Zhou is a family man, not a sex offender, his lawyer says. And the suspect denies masturbating in Fishing Creek like officers...
Published on July 26, 2014 - Page 1
LOCUST TWP. — Bystanders tried to treat a man’s apparent heroin overdose first with CPR, then by tossing a bucket of water over him, police say. Now...
Published on July 26, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man threatened to shoot his ex-girlfriend after she told him to move out of her home, a court petition says. Jason Kindrew, 35, threw a...
Published on July 26, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — The only reason a DUI suspect was out driving in the middle of the night was to pick up a friend who was stuck at a bar with only a bicycle...
Published on July 26, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A young woman being cited for minor violations kicked a policeman in the ribs and ended up in jail facing a felony, court papers say....
Published on July 26, 2014 - Page 3
BUCKHORN — Police believe a motorcyclist was drunk when he lost control of his bike around a curve on Dutch Hill Road here Thursday and the bike...
Published on July 26, 2014 - Page 3
MONTOUR TWP. — A township woman allegedly hit her neighbor. Toni A. Crane, 26, of 28 Perry Ave., Lot 11, struck Cheri Mae Ranck, Lot 21, in the...
Published on July 26, 2014 - Page 4
BENTON — Two eateries here served underage drinkers on June 27, according to the State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement. The Inn Under,...
Published on July 26, 2014 - Page 4
BERWICK — A father accused of driving his van drunk with his three little girls inside waived his right to a hearing on evidence and will now face...
Published on July 26, 2014 - Page 5
JERSEYTOWN — State Police say an unknown person tried to provoke Wyatt Landon Shipman into a physical altercation in the parking lot of the Madison...
Published on July 25, 2014 - Page 1
LIBERTY TWP. — John E. Kerchusky put a sign in his yard here calling Mahoning Township’s police chief “brain dead,” authorities say. State Police...
Published on July 25, 2014 - Page 1
ESPY — Home invaders targeted an apartment here early Thursday, pistol-whipping one resident and throwing another man down a fire escape, police say...

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