Crime and Courts

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


Published on August 29, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A Benton man has pleaded no contest to making terroristic threats against a property owner whose wife had asked him not to enter their...
Published on August 29, 2014 - Page 4
Cops: Stop turns up heroin, wanted person MIFFLIN TWP. — A nervous Catawissa driver stopped for speeding faces drug counts after police found heroin...
Published on August 29, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — An upriver man pleaded guilty Wednesday to forging a $600 check belonging to an Orangeville resident. Marc Velez, 20, Swoyersville,...
Published on August 29, 2014 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man who stole a safe from a friend’s home was allowed to enter Columbia County’s ARD probation program for first offenders....
Published on August 29, 2014 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — Several defendants were put on probation or paroled at sentencing this week, including a Berwick man whose own lawyer called his heroin...
Published on August 29, 2014 - Page 6
FRANKLIN TWP. — A New Jersey woman stopped at a DUI checkpoint near Southern Columbia High School asked if police would give her a “break this one...
Published on August 29, 2014 - Page 6
CATAWISSA — After admitting he had been drinking, a driver allegedly told a police chief, “I’m at home. I’m just going to go inside and go to bed now...
Published on August 28, 2014 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A township supervisor said she was “afraid” and an officer said he felt threatened by the actions of James “TS” Scott on the township...
Published on August 28, 2014 - Page 1
BENTON — A Benton woman sped toward children playing at a trailer park, then slapped a phone from someone’s hand when he tried to call 9-1-1,...
Published on August 28, 2014 - Page 1
WILBURTON — A woman spent hours in pain after being savagely sodomized, but escaped the next morning and pleaded with some construction workers...
Published on August 28, 2014 - Page 3
MAHONING TWP. — Charliee J. Selby-Perry, 24, of 408 Evergreen Pointe, Danville, was playing music too loudly Monday about 9:30 p.m., police say. She...
Published on August 28, 2014 - Page 3
ROSS TWP. — A woman suffered minor injuries in a crash here in Luzerne County on Tuesday afternoon. State Police say Nelson Fey, 74, was headed...
Published on August 28, 2014 - Page 3
DANVILLE — Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Clinic have sued the following people for payments, records show. • Brandy and Shane Traxler,...
Published on August 28, 2014 - Page 4
SCOTT TWP. — A grocery-store employee said she repeatedly stole from her register because her ex-boyfriend wasn’t paying child support, court papers...
Published on August 28, 2014 - Page 5
SHAMOKIN — Two Berwick men are jailed in Northumberland County, accused of selling heroin to a confidential informant in the presence of a 4-year-old...
Published on August 28, 2014 - Page 6
Several accused of bad behavior BERWICK — David D. Koval, 39, of 859 Ridge Road, Orangeville, shouted obscenities while he was drunk at Sheetz here...
Published on August 27, 2014 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A 19-year-old accused her father of punching her in the mouth and assaulting her boyfriend in a dispute over a graduation gift....
Published on August 27, 2014 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A woman who had brain surgery just three weeks ago was injured Tuesday while riding in a pickup that got pancaked between two other...
Published on August 27, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — An unhappy customer called an insurance company here more than 60 times in one day, court papers say. A policeman told him to stop, and...
Published on August 27, 2014 - Page 3
BUCKHORN — Police here are investigating a hit-and-run accident reported Tuesday afternoon in the Wal-Mart parking lot. A red GMC van struck another...

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