Crime and Courts

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


Published on April 25, 2015 - Page 1
ESPY — A man threatened to cut off his 3-year-old son’s head and leave it on the doorstep for the child’s mother, she says. Josh Morris, 27, also...
Published on April 25, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A New Jersey man who wrecked his car in a crash Thursday afternoon at First and Iron streets had just beaten a person with a small...
Published on April 25, 2015 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — A drunken teen banged on a neighbor’s door instead of a friend’s, prompting a call to police, court papers say. Derrick Shearer, 19,...
Published on April 24, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A knee-replacement patient received the wrong-sized prosthetic during surgery at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital, so he had to go under...
Published on April 24, 2015 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — A thief trying to support a heroin addiction used other men’s IDs to purchase more than $5,600 in tech gadgets from Verizon on payment...
Published on April 24, 2015 - Page 1
ORANGE TWP. — Township supervisors recently sued former tax collector Ross Megargell for $2,000 to recoup some of the cost of sorting out the mess he...
Published on April 24, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student was locked up Thursday morning after police raided his downtown apartment following several drug deals...
Published on April 24, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Two people were charged with marijuana offenses after drugs and drug-use items were found in cars stopped Friday night near a sobriety...
Published on April 24, 2015 - Page 3
Students accused of shoplifting BUCKHORN — Two Bloomsburg University students were cited recently with shoplifting from Wal-Mart, according to court...
Published on April 24, 2015 - Page 5
MAHONING TWP. — Brandi Rohde, 18, of Halifax was cited with underage drinking April 18 about 2:30 a.m. at Sheetz, police say. She admitted to...
Published on April 23, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — When an unhappy customer refused to pay a $3,660 bill, a plumbing contractor sued and called the customer greedy and “a burden on the...
Published on April 23, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Scott Township man was not only drunk, he was drinking whiskey and beer right at the wheel, authorities report. Joseph William Schott...
Published on April 23, 2015 - Page 3
VALLEY TWP. — A driver pulled into the path of another vehicle headed toward Danville on Route 54 here Sunday, and the two cars collided, police say...
Published on April 23, 2015 - Page 13
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man told police he drank six 8-ounce glasses of “straight” vodka before being arrested for driving drunk here last week,...
Published on April 23, 2015 - Page 13
HEMLOCK TWP. — The following people were recently charged with lying on a gun-purchasing form, according to police. • Chad B. Fester, 37, of 575...
Published on April 23, 2015 - Page 13
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville-area man involved in a bloody crash along Montour Boulevard that landed him in the hospital waived DUI charges on to trial...
Published on April 23, 2015 - Page 13
Debts alleged MILLVILLE — These civil lawsuits have been filed in the office of District Judge Doug Brewer. The defendants in such cases sometimes...
Published on April 23, 2015 - Page 13
Traffic stops yield drug charges SCOTT TWP. — Two people are facing drug offenses in separate traffic stops here. Christian Williams, 19,...
Published on April 23, 2015 - Page 13
LIBERTY TWP. — A scammer posing as a Microsoft technician talked a rural Danville man into providing access to his home computer, police said. It...
Published on April 22, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — Inside a car leading police on a high-speed chase, Felicia Webb could hear a man threatening her husband’s life, she says. Jesse Lee...

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