Crime and Courts

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


Published on May 20, 2015 - Page 5
HUNLOCK CREEK — A guard at the Retreat state prison was breaking up a fight between two inmates when one punched him in the head, charges say. The...
Published on May 20, 2015 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick-area man was sentenced to state prison for possessing meth-making ingredients even as he insisted they didn’t belong to him...
Published on May 20, 2015 - Page 14
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man who scuffled with police when they tried to restrain his son during a violent family outburst apologized in court and told...
Published on May 20, 2015 - Page 14
BERWICK — A woman whose boyfriend allegedly overdosed in her bedroom is hoping to get into rehabilitation, her attorney told a judge Monday....
Published on May 20, 2015 - Page 20
Three face fines in public dispute CATAWISSA — Three people were charged after an alcohol-fueled fight at Hillside Village here May 3, police say...
Published on May 19, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — Three people accused of forcing their way into a house to snatch a child in a custody dispute were turned away from the courtroom Monday...
Published on May 19, 2015 - Page 3
HUNTINGTON TWP. — A Shickshinny man is accused of throwing a woman to the ground and punching her in the face. Eric Matthew Parsons, 26, got into...
Published on May 19, 2015 - Page 3
SUNBURY — Union workers have filed a federal lawsuit to stop Northumberland County from closing their department this June, court records show. The...
Published on May 19, 2015 - Page 5
Two cited in Catawissa CATAWISSA — Stephen E. Atherton was cited for letting smelly garbage and other refuse accumulate in his yard at 423 Shuman St...
Published on May 19, 2015 - Page 15
BLOOMSBURG — Town Police responded to the following calls from May 6-12. May 6 •12:24 a.m. — Possible intruder, 400 block East Street •3:06 a.m. —...
Published on May 18, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville man who was “screwed up” when he allegedly took a friend’s wallet — containing $350 in cash plus credit cards —could get...
Published on May 18, 2015 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK — A man who allegedly drove his pickup truck across a center turning lane and crashed head-on into an oncoming car has been charged with...
Published on May 18, 2015 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A 24-year-old woman has been charged with endangering her unborn child more than a year after she was found in a car where...
Published on May 17, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Schuylkill County man rode drunk on his motorcycle to see his wife at Geisinger after she was injured in a mishap at home. Charles...
Published on May 17, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A small, family-owned bottling company is being sued in federal court by one of the country’s biggest soft drink manufacturers for...
Published on May 17, 2015 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A woman who drove her Honda Civic through a chain-link fence at the entrance to Kawneer Industries last fall has pleaded guilty to being...
Published on May 16, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student took off his pants and jumped into the town fountain at Market Square early Saturday, May 9, police say...
Published on May 16, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A biker who allegedly fled police at speeds that reached more than 120 mph last year was set to face charges in court here Friday....
Published on May 16, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man accused of cooking meth in a friend’s trailer saw most of his charges dismissed after a key witness recanted his statement on the...
Published on May 16, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Code enforcers recently cited John E. Birster as the owner of 343 Center St. for failing to clear an obstructed sidewalk on the property...

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