Crime and Courts

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


Published on October 21, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A pushy woman followed a relative into his house and picked his pocket, running off with his wallet containing $500, court papers say....
Published on October 21, 2014 - Page 5
BERWICK — The following civil lawsuits have been filed in the office of District Judge Richard Knecht. The defendants in such cases sometimes settle...
Published on October 21, 2014 - Page 6
Tenants sued BLOOMSBURG — Ridge Property Managers, 6009 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg, has filed landlord-tenant complaints for rent against the...
Published on October 20, 2014 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — The township is suing disgraced former engineer and convicted briber Michael J. Pasonick Jr. for $1 million, claiming it will cost at...
Published on October 20, 2014 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A drunken woman with her 2-year-old along threw up outside her car while it was stopped at a red light on Central Road, court papers say...
Published on October 20, 2014 - Page 1
ESPY — A woman punched a man who was screaming names at her in a trailer park here, sending him to surgery with six broken bones in his face, charges...
Published on October 20, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A man lost three of his top front teeth while being intubated for neck surgery at Geisinger Medical Center, a lawsuit says. Todd Gerace...
Published on October 20, 2014 - Page 1
GREENWOOD TWP. — A Danville man drove drunk at 25 mph over the speed limit, tried to get away from police, then lied about his name, charges say....
Published on October 20, 2014 - Page 7
Trucking firm alleges tainted gas BERWICK — Metropolitan Trucking Inc. of Bloomsburg has sued Pride Stations & Stores of Massachusetts for...
Published on October 20, 2014 - Page 7
BUCKHORN — A Bloomsburg teen is accused of removing shopping bags from her purse and bagging towels, and other items in a shopping cart. Diallo...
Published on October 20, 2014 - Page 7
Two accused of shoplifting BUCKHORN — A man and woman allegedly removed UPC codes from a $2.47 package of magnets and stuck the code on a $50...
Published on October 19, 2014 - Page 1
WILLIAMSPORT — Brian Bolus is suing the state attorney general’s office for $20 million, alleging that raids on his home and his Minuteman Spill...
Published on October 19, 2014 - Page 1
FISHING CREEK TWP. — A Benton woman was so drunk that she parked her truck in the middle of the road and fell asleep, arrest papers say. Aerial...
Published on October 19, 2014 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. —Someone swapped students’ medications inside a Southern Columbia nurse’s office last school year, replacing the pills with a harmless...
Published on October 19, 2014 - Page 3
Lawsuits filed BERWICK — The following civil suits have been filed in the office of District Judge Richard Knecht. The defendants in such cases...
Published on October 19, 2014 - Page 20
Cell phone used as weapon, cops say WEST HEMLOCK TWP. — Christopher Williams, 26, of Danville, was angry at a 75-year-old man for not handing over...
Published on October 18, 2014 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A thief went unidentified for months, but gave himself away when he tried to sell stolen tools on Facebook, court papers say. Quentin...
Published on October 18, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A 20-year-old convicted of killing a man while driving drunk has been picked up twice for alcohol-related crimes since he got out of prison...
Published on October 18, 2014 - Page 1
SHICKSHINNY — The first time police caught a Berwick man driving drunk, he had more than 25 empty beer cans in his car, court papers say. The second...
Published on October 18, 2014 - Page 3
MIFFLINBURG — A garbage truck driver was traveling 16 mph on Interstate 80 when a Greyhound bus moving at 67 mph rammed into the truck’s rear last...

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