Crime and Courts

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


Published on August 9, 2015 - Page 14
MADISON TWP. — Bruce Leroy Houseknecht, 41, of 95 Valley West Road, was charged with the unauthorized use of a vehicle after he allegedly took a...
Published on August 8, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A former Bloomsburg University student accused of raping a teenage girl in his bathroom two years ago has seen most of the charges...
Published on August 8, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A man driving erratically with two boys in his SUV June 30 was charged with driving with morphine and other drugs in his system. Gyula...
Published on August 8, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A long-standing feud between two Berwick men erupted in gunfire Thursday, and now one is in jail charged with attempted homicide. Roy “...
Published on August 8, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A little girl frightened by a stranger asking her name ran into Weis Markets here seeking help Friday morning, but police later...
Published on August 8, 2015 - Page 13
BLOOMSBURG — A 18-year-old driver who was pulled over for not having his lights on had five small vials of pot in his car and had smoked before...
Published on August 8, 2015 - Page 13
PLAINS TWP. — A Shickshinny man was charged with stealing several road signs and rebar from a construction zone on Interstate 81 in Laflin, according...
Published on August 8, 2015 - Page 13
Couple cited for sex in park LIGHTSTREET — A Berwick man and a woman from Havertown each pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for engaging in a sex...
Published on August 8, 2015 - Page 13
BLOOMSBURG — A policeman who responded to a call about a couple arguing on a porch found out they were fighting about a possible drug buy, court...
Published on August 8, 2015 - Page 14
Paint ball vandals shoot up Berwick BERWICK — At least six houses were struck by someone driving through the borough armed with a paint ball gun...
Published on August 8, 2015 - Page 20
DANVILLE — A Danville-area man charged with driving drunk told an officer, “Well yeah, I’m under the influence,” police say. Wade Hendrickson, 39,...
Published on August 8, 2015 - Page 20
BLOOMSBURG — A Norristown man urinated in a trash can while drunk at a downtown pizza shop here, district court papers say. Brandon T. Smith, 19,...
Published on August 7, 2015 - Page 1
BENTON — It started off harmlessly enough. Justin Yustat opened the door to let his black Labrador, Coors, outside to relieve himself. But when a...
Published on August 7, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Rolling up on the dimly lit lot behind Hess’ Tavern Wednesday night, police found 10 men wearing ski masks and armed with rifles and...
Published on August 7, 2015 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — The driver who crashed into Roberts Automotive Service Center on Lightstreet Road two weeks ago was under the influence of alcohol and...
Published on August 7, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An extradition hearing in Argentina was scheduled Thursday for accused murderer Anthony Rocco Franklin, although two prior attempts to...
Published on August 7, 2015 - Page 6
DANVILLE — A Bloomsburg woman who overdosed on heroin in a Mill Street apartment pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing drug paraphernalia, according...
Published on August 6, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An Applebee’s kitchen helper smacked another worker in the face with a frying pan and kept hitting him until the injured employee “...
Published on August 6, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The son of a town councilwoman is accused of selling heroin three times to a police informant here. Brad Levan, 33, of 511 E. Third St...
Published on August 6, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — One of the suspected burglars caught hiding in a tunnel below the old Giant Food Store said he and his friend were simply in “the wrong...

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