Crime and Courts

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


Published on July 19, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A 6-year-old boy died from pneumonia complications after doctors at Geisinger and another hospital failed to treat him with the proper...
Published on July 19, 2015 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Berwick man who became “incredibly nervous” when questioned by police during a traffic stop on Cemetery Road here had a loaded...
Published on July 18, 2015 - Page 1
NESCOPECK — An admitted heroin user was arrested after a police chase and charged with burglarizing three homes in Nescopeck. Christopher Robert...
Published on July 18, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A trucker who allegedly exposed and fondled himself while waving to a passing female motorist previously served 20 years for sexual assault...
Published on July 18, 2015 - Page 1
SCOTT TOWNSHIP — A Berwick woman high on synthetic marijuana was driving with her 2-year-old daughter in the vehicle, charges say. Karly Ann Switzer...
Published on July 18, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A former Geisinger psychiatric patient tried to smuggle drugs to a current patient in a container of mints, police say. Now both...
Published on July 18, 2015 - Page 3
NUREMBERG — A drunken Bloomsburg driver suffered a minor injury when he swerved to avoid a deer and ran off the road in North Union Township late...
Published on July 18, 2015 - Page 6
MAHONING TWP. — A nursing-home employee accused of grabbing and pushing elderly residents was found not guilty. Melissa Crawford, 29, of 28...
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — Police have withdrawn drug trafficking charges against a pregnant teen and her boyfriend who turned themselves in earlier this month....
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A Berwick woman took doughnut orders and collected money, but never delivered the goods, police say. Julie May Vargo, 411 E....
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — Businessman Randy May has won his civil lawsuit against the Mahoning Township Authority in a dispute over what he paid for sewer...
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — William Hummel cursed at his mother, lifted a butcher knife above his head, and swung it down toward her skull, she testified Thursday....
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A Benton man who allegedly took his family for rides in two stolen vehicles now faces more charges, including burglary. Wayne Scherer,...
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 3
Cops: Motorcyclist admits drinking FISHING CREEK TWP. —After a man wrecked a motorcycle at his house here, his stepmother asked police if the man “...
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 3
WILKES-BARRE — A Shickshinny man accused of smoking methamphetamine shortly before he caused a fatal accident in February is headed to county court...
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 3
BERWICK — A woman accused of helping a mother force her way into a house to snatch her son will now face charges in county court. Kimberly Ann...
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 3
BERWICK — Two men accused of selling methamphetamine and heroin to support their own heroin addictions quietly agreed Thursday to send their cases to...
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 3
BERWICK — A rural Bloomsburg man accused of stealing money from several people — including a blind woman and his own grandmother — is hoping to apply...
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 4
A woman threw objects at her mother-in-law and challenged the 83-year-old to a fight several times, the older woman claims. Cecile Davis, 27,...
Published on July 17, 2015 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — Fifteen people pleaded guilty to DUI charges in Columbia County this week, including 10 repeat offenders with previous convictions for...

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