Crime and Courts

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


Published on August 25, 2016 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — When Briar Creek Township Officer Nick Thorpe tried to pull over a Berwick man for an expired inspection sticker and a broken...
Published on August 25, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A young father who injured his infant daughter in Catawissa last fall when she became “fussy” apologized Wednesday and told a judge he...
Published on August 25, 2016 - Page 3
CATAWISSA — Thomas Smithonic of 2627 Short Road, Millville, alleges Gary M. Padgett owes him $299 for a chain saw. Smithonic sold the saw to Padgett...
Published on August 25, 2016 - Page 3
MIFFLINVILLE — Two were cited after a July 31 fight here. Jason L. Wall, 38, of 535 Monroe St., Apt. 2, Berwick, allegedly struck and shoved Larue...
Published on August 25, 2016 - Page 3
DANVILLE — A homeless shelter resident who allegedly broke into his ex-wife’s home, grabbed a knife and threatened to “stab all the cops” now faces...
Published on August 25, 2016 - Page 6
Orangeville man accused of trespass FISHING CREEK TWP. —Police cited an Orangeville man on consecutive days for unwelcome visits to a home on Hollow...
Published on August 24, 2016 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Dunkin’ Donuts employee stole $300 from the cash register while working the drive-thru, police say. Samantha J. Ashton, 29, who is...
Published on August 24, 2016 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A drunken driver led police on a low-speed chase for 2 miles before being yanked out of his car by officers early Tuesday, charges say...
Published on August 24, 2016 - Page 4
LIMESTONE TWP. — A Danville woman caused a chain-reaction crash when she struck a car stopped for traffic here Aug. 19, police said. Lisa D. Houser...
Published on August 24, 2016 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Two people from suburban Philadelphia were recently arrested for having marijuana inside their vehicles, court papers say. Matthew...
Published on August 24, 2016 - Page 5
Biker ‘serious’ after Bloom wreck BLOOMSBURG — An SUV pulled into the path of a motorcycle here on East Fifth Street on Monday afternoon, sending...
Published on August 24, 2016 - Page 5
MONTOUR TWP. — A woman crashed her motorcycle Tuesday on Legion Road near the Catawissa bridge, authorities report. The biker apparently lost...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 1
WASHINGTONVILLE — A woman erected a shed on her property without proper permits, so Montour County is taking her to court, a lawsuit says. The...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 1
SHICKSHINNY — A woman facing a DUI charge saw her case dismissed after the arresting trooper failed to show up for her recent preliminary hearing....
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 1
VALLEY TWP. — A Danville man is accused of sending topless photos of an ex-girlfriend to his fraternity brothers and then threatening to send more...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A waitress is suing the owner of Quaker Steak and Lube, claiming it’s paying servers below minimum wage. Liana Sexton makes $2.83 per...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 3
BRIAR CREEK — State Police have released the names of drivers involved in a three-vehicle accident Sunday at the intersection of Orange Street and...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 4
DANVILLE — A Danville woman hit her husband while he was holding a child, and he struck her with his elbow, police say. Mark R. Messner, 36, and...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Three people were cited with drunkenness here, including a man who allegedly tried to interfere with officers at the DUI booking center...
Published on August 23, 2016 - Page 4
MIFFLINVILLE — State Constable Warren R. Flick Jr. is asking for the public’s help in apprehending the following people with outstanding warrants....

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