Crime and Courts

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


Published on April 21, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — Before a man drew a swarm of police to a parking lot two weeks ago, officers say he struck a building while doing doughnuts in his pickup...
Published on April 21, 2014 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Lorenzo Christmas Jr., 22, of 143 Barley Sheaf Drive, Norriton, was cited with disorderly conduct for an incident at 100 South Penn St...
Published on April 21, 2014 - Page 12
Warden: Dog wasn’t ‘under control’ BERWICK — Michael Defini, 1259 Rear Brittain St., Berwick, was cited for failing to keep his Rottweiler “under...
Published on April 20, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A wanted woman was found asleep in the rain outside her parents’ house with heroin needles at her side, court papers say. Police roused...
Published on April 20, 2014 - Page 4
DANVILLE — A woman charged with using a stolen credit card to get a phone said the time she spent in jail with meth addicts has scared her straight...
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...

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