Crime and Courts

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


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
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 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 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...
Published on October 18, 2014 - Page 5
Teen not driving Jeffrey T. Steeber Jr., 19, of 1835 Shickshinny Valley Road, Shickshinny, was not driving a vehicle when he was cited for an...
Published on October 18, 2014 - Page 17
Man charged over pills LOCUST TWP. — Police sent to investigate two suspicious men found pills on one of them July 14, charges say. Brian Keith O’...
Published on October 18, 2014 - Page 18
Authority sues for payment MILLVILLE — Benton Municipal Water and Sewer Authority, Benton, is suing Kim Notestine, 607 Green Acres Road, Benton,...
Published on October 17, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A teenager admits he donned a white sheet and hood then yelled a racial slur to a black student, but he insists it was only “a prank.”...
Published on October 17, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Two Danville football players were suspended for a vengeful ploy, but one mother says her son was unfairly punished while others received...
Published on October 17, 2014 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A woman is charged with falsely reporting a burglary at a garage she rents. Pammie Johnson, 66, told police she spotted two men...
Published on October 17, 2014 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A woman was charged with removing a vanity table and mirror from her sister’s apartment and not returning it when given a chance to do...
Published on October 17, 2014 - Page 4
SCOTT TWP. — Jeffrey Steeber Jr., 19, of 1835 Shickshinny Valley Road, Shickshinny, was cited for underage drinking early Sunday during a traffic...
Published on October 17, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A fraternity brother ended up in the emergency room with a broken nose and possible concussion after getting beat up by another frat...
Published on October 17, 2014 - Page 5
Landlords take tenants to court BERWICK — Several tenants were recently sued by their landlords, court records show. • Jeffrey L. Henning, 1154...
Published on October 17, 2014 - Page 5
WILKES-BARRE — A 53-year-old Wapwallopen man pleaded guilty to 20 counts of child pornography Thursday. Jeffrey Leroy Hess was scheduled to have a...
Published on October 17, 2014 - Page 5
FRANKLIN TWP. — A Catawissa teen picked up on a felony warrant for a burglary is now facing drug charges after police found a heroin kit hidden in...
Published on October 17, 2014 - Page 22
Cops: Speeder was drunk BRIAR CREEK — A state trooper pulled over a Berwick-area man driving 25 mph over the limit and discovered he was intoxicated...
Published on October 16, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Scott Township man was ordered Wednesday to seek counseling for anger management and get his drinking under control after pleading...

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