Crime and Courts

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


Published on May 25, 2016 - Page 1
MIFFLINVILLE — A drunken driver pulled over to sleep just 100 yards from his home, and he woke up to a police officer at his window, court records...
Published on May 25, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A trucker broke his shinbone after he slipped and fell on ice in Kawneer’s parking lot here, a new lawsuit says. Benjamin Hahn needed...
Published on May 25, 2016 - Page 1
A UGI subsidiary is suing landowners in federal court so it can seize land in Montour County and nearby areas for the construction of a natural gas...
Published on May 25, 2016 - Page 1
POINT TWP. — A landowner says UGI made an extremely low offer for a piece of his family’s property in Northumberland County that the utility needs to...
Published on May 25, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Berwick man jailed for allegedly threatening his mother and her friend says he can’t stand prison because all his cellmates do is talk...
Published on May 25, 2016 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick woman busted as part of a meth-making operation was given a state prison term of nine to 18 months. Sherry Lunger, 45,...
Published on May 25, 2016 - Page 6
Here’s a partial list of the property owners being sued by UGI so the utility can use their land for the construction of a natural gas pipeline. Most...
Published on May 25, 2016 - Page 14
FRANKLIN TWP. — A man driving at twice the legal alcohol limit missed a turn and went up an embankment here, police said. Dale David Persing, 76,...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man accused of threatening his mother and attacking her friend started to cry when he realized his mother was the only person who might...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A frenzied man — convinced a young woman was being held against her will in a secret room under his apartment — kicked down the door of...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —Vandals armed with a pellet gun shot the windows out of at least 26 vehicles parked across half a dozen municipalities, police say. The...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — A robbery suspect’s sister pretended to be his girlfriend before they stole a woman’s laptop and sped off in a car last week, police...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville man whose car broke down here was charged with driving drunk after police watched him trip while stepping off a curb, arrest...
Published on May 24, 2016 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Bucks County teen seen stumbling and swaying as he tried walking up the steps at Carver Hall was eventually taken to the emergency...
Published on May 23, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — A mobile-home park owner and one of his residents who sued each other over rent, taxes and repairs for a decrepit trailer each won one case...
Published on May 23, 2016 - Page 1
VALLEY TWP. — An Elysburg-area contractor made shoddy repairs to a home damaged in a hailstorm, a new lawsuit alleges. D.W. Fidler Masonry Company...
Published on May 23, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man from Mount Pocono tried running from police, then fought and head-butted a padded wall at the Bloomsburg police station after he...
Published on May 23, 2016 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A man hanged himself at the floodwall construction site here early Sunday morning, the county coroner said. Gregory Miller, 33, of...
Published on May 22, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Berwick man charged with making meth inside a speeding car is now banned from contacting his ex-girlfriend. Tyler James Bitler, 23,...
Published on May 22, 2016 - Page 1
VALLEY TWP. — A bedbug lawsuit filed against Red Roof Inn by a Geisinger cancer patient and her husband is based on “inflammatory hyperbole,” a...

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