Crime and Courts

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


Published on September 5, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A man whose erratic driving had alarmed other motorists told police he was lost and just trying to get home to Lebanon when an officer...
Published on September 5, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Something didn’t seem right about the two young men who stopped in Sneidman’s Jewelry on Tuesday afternoon, says shop owner Bruce Bowman...
Published on September 5, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Alcohol citations issued over the past week will cost offenders a total of $7,050 in penalties if they are found guilty, records show....
Published on September 5, 2015 - Page 3
Coed cited in fight BLOOMSBURG — Sierra Griffin, 19, a Bloomsburg University student from Philadelphia, was involved in an altercation with four or...
Published on September 4, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A woman slipped into her ex-husband’s LaSalle Street home Aug. 26, asked a woman if she was sexually involved with the ex and then...
Published on September 4, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A woman who nearly backed over several children in her neighborhood was sentenced to 15 days in prison. Cheri Mae Ranck, 40, of...
Published on September 4, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A masked man burst into a downtown jewelry shop and held a gun to a worker’s temple while his accomplice cleared out over $10,000 of...
Published on September 4, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A tree stump that mysteriously caught fire from the inside while among some brush off Iron Street was quickly doused by a water cannon...
Published on September 4, 2015 - Page 9
DANVILLE — George E. Myerley was sentenced this week to three days in jail for a drunken driving accident in March that sent one man to the hospital...
Published on September 3, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The Catawissa man who was in a standoff with police for more than three hours while he held his family hostage with a sword was...
Published on September 3, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Danville man swung a machete at two other men in a parking lot off Mill Street here Tuesday, charges say. However, suspect Gerardo...
Published on September 3, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man accused of being part of a Chinese gang allegedly burglarized the home of the owners of a popular Chinese restaurant here and stole...
Published on September 3, 2015 - Page 3
ELYSBURG — Brent M. Forbes, 24, is accused of DUI in a traffic stop here, plus driving with an open container of alcohol, the News Item of Shamokin...
Published on September 3, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg-area couple is now facing trial for allegedly making meth at a trailer home. Jessica Collet, 29, and boyfriend Jeremy...
Published on September 3, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A mother and daughter accused of cooking meth in their Montour Township trailer waived hearings Wednesday and will now stand trial....
Published on September 3, 2015 - Page 5
One accused of credit-card theft RIVERSIDE — A Danville man is accused of trying to activate stolen credit cards in front of police, the Shamokin...
Published on September 3, 2015 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — A drug-impaired man sideswiped a car parked along East Main Street here and then lied to police about his identity, arrest papers say...
Published on September 3, 2015 - Page 6
BERWICK — Bradley Eckart, 39, of 1729 Steel St., Berwick, threw his girlfriend to the ground and dragged her across the street near the cemetery...
Published on September 2, 2015 - Page 1
BUCKHORN — A suspected drunken driver from New York fled from a crash along Interstate 80 Tuesday, but he was captured after rolling his vehicle just...
Published on September 2, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A woman tried to do the right thing by reporting her co-workers for photographing a nursing-home resident on the toilet, but instead...

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