Crime and Courts

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


Published on April 19, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Overdose deaths are on the rise in Columbia County, making up about 10 percent of the coroner’s cases last year. Dr. Lori Masteller was...
Published on April 19, 2014 - Page 1
ANTHONY TWP. — A woman exploited her brain-damaged brother by transferring his interest in a farm to her husband and herself for just $1, a lawsuit...
Published on April 19, 2014 - Page 1
NUMIDIA — Trichelle Grove was an honors student at Southern Columbia and a good kid before slipping into hard drug use the summer before her senior...
Published on April 19, 2014 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — A string of car break-ins led to a shopping spree with stolen credit cards, police say. William Michael Frankenfield, 34, Allison...
Published on April 19, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — When probation officers showed up unannounced at his door, Mark James Hughes turned and ran to the back room to hide his drug gear,...
Published on April 19, 2014 - Page 3
SCRANTON (AP) — One of two men charged in the murder of a man found shot to death in his sport utility vehicle in a ravine last summer has lost his...
Published on April 18, 2014 - Page 1
BUCKHORN — A Berwick man was driving the getaway car for a Wal-Mart shoplifter, authorities say. Roy James III, 35, also had a loaded.45-caliber...
Published on April 18, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man admits he made meth in the home where his girlfriend and son live, but says he always went outside to shake the bottles, court...
Published on April 18, 2014 - Page 3
Horses killed, driver flown to hospital UNION TWP. — Two draft horses pulling a piece of farm machinery were killed when a speeding car hit the...
Published on April 17, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Four members of one family looked at a video of a burglary suspect and identified him as one of their own, court papers say. Even...
Published on April 17, 2014 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A drunken mother left her 5-month-old behind at Marley’s Brewery while she drove her boyfriend to work one night, police say. Maria T....
Published on April 17, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A boy allegedly molested by his baby sitter kept quiet for years before speaking up because he didn’t realize that the assault was wrong...
Published on April 17, 2014 - Page 4
Creditor alleges debts are owed DANVILLE — Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC has filed lawsuits against the following Danville residents to collect...
Published on April 17, 2014 - Page 5
Car hits debris, sparking fire VALLEY TWP. — A Volkswagen GTI hit a tow strap lying on Interstate 80 and caught fire, police say, but no one inside...
Published on April 17, 2014 - Page 5
MIDDLEBURG — Police have caught a Bloomsburg man who allegedly held a pair of knives to his throat and fled a traffic stop two weeks ago. Charles F...
Published on April 17, 2014 - Page 8
MILLVILLE — A Mifflinville woman who allegedly had 420 bags of heroin in her purse when a Fernville home was raided now faces more charges after...
Published on April 16, 2014 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — A homeless woman lunged at her brother-in-law with a kitchen knife because “God” was telling her to kill the man on Palm Sunday,...
Published on April 16, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A husband gave his wife a bloody nose and bruised neck in an argument over his missing cell phone, police say. Brian Paul Thompson said...
Published on April 16, 2014 - Page 3
DANVILLE — A Danville man who was drunk when he rolled his SUV into a tree last summer asked for leniency at sentencing Monday because he’s serving...
Published on April 16, 2014 - Page 6
DANVILLE — A 76-year-old woman who drank too much wine and twice drove her car into the Danville-Riverside Bridge has been allowed to enter the ARD...

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