Crime and Courts

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


Published on February 14, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A woman caught shoplifting dog-care items pleaded with police to “let her go and not arrest her” because she had just bought her son a...
Published on February 14, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — After Martin “Marty” Koch fired his son Duane from K-Fab, the elder Koch gave pay raises to all employees, court filings show. This just...
Published on February 14, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — K-Fab’s president has been ousted from the Berwick company, and now he’s suing his father to reclaim the business. Duane M. Koch claims he...
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HUNLOCK TWP. — A man recently sentenced for pistol whipping his father in Columbia County is in trouble again after allegedly hitting a 19-year-old...
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No injuries in crash LOCUST TWP. — A teenager lost control of his SUV on an icy, snowy road and rolled the vehicle into a field, police here said...
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Charge withdrawn A harassment charge against Jason Ryan Samsel, 42, of 10 Haskell Lane, stemming from a Jan. 10 incident involving his 20-year-old...
Published on February 13, 2016 - Page 1
A woman made strange threats to her husband, warning him she would “put a bomb in him” and insert a “hot stick up his a--,” court records show....
Published on February 13, 2016 - Page 1
MADISON TWP. — Police called to a domestic dispute found a young mother handling her 4-month-old “roughly” and acting as if she was high on meth,...
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BLOOMSBURG — Theft charges were dropped Friday against a woman accused of stealing collectible coins and a World War II vintage “African Note” from...
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STROUD TWP. — A Nescopeck man responded to a 14-year-old girl’s online profile by asking her for nude photos and planning to meet her for sex, police...
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Police: Man had ‘shooting’ dreams CATAWISSA — A Catawissa man told a nurse he has dreams of “walking down the street and just shooting people,”...
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MOUNT LAUREL TWP., N.J. — Police in New Jersey are asking for the public’s help with locating two suspects accused of pick-pocketing credit cards...
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BERWICK — A Nescopeck man whose pickup reeked of pot told an officer “he normally smokes marijuana in it,” court papers state. Richard Cornelious...
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SHICKSHINNY — A man with outstanding fines for years-old traffic offenses has now promised to finally pay up. Carl Pearson, 61, appeared before...
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BERWICK — A Berwick man was found to be driving while high on marijuana after his pickup rolled through a stop sign near Dalo’s Pizza, authorities...
Published on February 13, 2016 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A Schuylkill County man was placed on probation and fined $575 after he was found guilty this week in a hit-and-run where he backed his...
Published on February 13, 2016 - Page 5
BUCKHORN — A woman was caught stealing a toothbrush, hair straightener and supplements from the Wal-Mart here Jan. 19, authorities report. A store...
Published on February 13, 2016 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — A Muncy man was drunk when police spotted his car driving onto a sidewalk and over a curb along Penn Street before proceeding onto East...
Published on February 13, 2016 - Page 7
HEMLOCK TWP. — A woman stole a car seat from Wal-Mart, then quickly returned it so she could get a gift card, police say. Lisa Marie Kobal, 104...
Published on February 13, 2016 - Page 7
Seven accused of drinking on campus BLOOMSBURG — Seven people were cited for various alcohol offenses on the campus of Bloomsburg University last...

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