Crime and Courts

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


Published on August 2, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Berwick man reached into a car and slugged the driver in the face while the driver’s two children watched, court papers say. Pepper...
Published on August 2, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Madison Township man said he was “frustrated” by trespassers and thefts when he fired a rifle round at a car carrying three teen girls...
Published on August 1, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Berwick man accused of causing a meth explosion that burned a trailer and sent him to the hospital with third-degree burns last year will...
Published on August 1, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A Catawissa man set up a marijuana farm in his bedroom closet and was preparing to grow hallucinogenic mushrooms from spores he bought...
Published on August 1, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A former Bloomsburg man was sentenced Friday to nearly two years probation for a drunken driving arrest preceded by a fight with police...
Published on August 1, 2015 - Page 11
DANVILLE — A Mifflinburg woman left a small dog in her car on a “very hot” day while she went shopping, police say. Michelle Cunningham, 48, parked...
Published on July 31, 2015 - Page 1
WILKES-BARRE — A Berwick man will spend up to 16 years in a federal prison for producing child pornography, a federal prosecutor says. A judge...
Published on July 31, 2015 - Page 1
HARRISBURG — The mother of murder victim Frank Spencer has lost her most recent battle to win custody of her grandchildren, and they will remain with...
Published on July 31, 2015 - Page 3
MAHONING TWP. — A Northumberland man stole a bagel-display case from Geisinger’s Knapper Clinic, police say. Steven I. Hetrick, 58, also cut an...
Published on July 31, 2015 - Page 5
DANVILLE — Kenneth C. Sherwood, 49, of 12 Pine St., Danville, gave Tamera L. Gray-Scott a cut below her right eye July 25 about 5 a.m. at his...
Published on July 30, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Domino’s pizza driver failed to make his final delivery of the night July 2 — a $10.99 medium pie — and did not turn in the $256 he...
Published on July 30, 2015 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK TWP. —When police stopped a car for a broken tail light and a brake light that was not working, they found a loaded 9-mm handgun, an AR-...
Published on July 30, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — Who cares if Minuteman towing companies put family members on their health insurance rolls, lawyers asked; Geisinger Health Plan...
Published on July 30, 2015 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — Five lambs in a flock of rare purebred sheep were nabbed from Marushka Farms here sometime in the last few weeks. The shepherdess,...
Published on July 30, 2015 - Page 6
Shepherdess Marie Minnich can tell her animals apart on sight by their markings — and sometimes by their yowls alone — or DNA testing can prove that...
Published on July 29, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A driver who attracted attention when he rolled through a stop sign allegedly led police on a nearly 2-mile chase, even after two of his...
Published on July 29, 2015 - Page 3
GROVANIA — The courts have issued a protection-from-abuse order against Robert Rupert Jr. after his wife accused him of forcing a teenage boy into...
Published on July 29, 2015 - Page 3
WATSONTOWN — A woman was listed in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in the shoulder. Charles Elwin Bower, 61, allegedly shot Kim Marie...
Published on July 29, 2015 - Page 6
Cops: Woman took $761 in razors and whitening strips BRIAR CREEK — A Hunlock Creek woman allegedly stole $761 in disposal razors and teeth whitening...
Published on July 29, 2015 - Page 12
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville man stopped for speeding admitted he had “too much” to drink before driving, police say. Andrew C. Sanders, 24, of 404...

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