Crime and Courts

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


Published on September 27, 2016 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — Erin Kopchak testified how she nearly canceled her wedding after she found the banquet room at the Danville Elks to be dirty and in total...
Published on September 27, 2016 - Page 12
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man pleaded guilty to a multitude of charges for five different cases in what prosecutors say is a “road map” of addiction...
Published on September 26, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A former Bloomsburg University student said his life was nearly ruined by a beating he inflicted on a fellow student. Alexander...
Published on September 26, 2016 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A representative for a bedridden man accused of bombarding a caregiver with hundreds of texts and voicemails told a judge the man has no...
Published on September 25, 2016 - Page 1
BENTON — The Benton man who held scissors to a woman’s throat while he raped her also choked her with an electrical cord and a bed sheet during the...
Published on September 25, 2016 - Page 1
SHICKSHINNY — Four years ago, a man broke into the home of two corrections officers on a rural road near here. Just this year, State Police say they...
Published on September 25, 2016 - Page 7
DANVILLE — A diabetic former employee has sued Geisinger Health System Foundation here, claiming she was treated unfairly due to her disability....
Published on September 25, 2016 - Page 7
Police: Man left change in theft try DANVILLE — A Catawissa man who broke into a woman’s car left a bag of change behind when he fled, police say...
Published on September 24, 2016 - Page 1
LIMESTONE TWP. — A nurse secretly removed narcotic painkillers from a hospital for her own use, then replaced the drugs with saline, records show....
Published on September 24, 2016 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Danville couple is suing a neighbor, saying he has “launched a campaign of extreme harassment” against them — including shooting video...
Published on September 24, 2016 - Page 3
Cops: Danville driver was high MONTOUR TWP. — A Danville woman was charged with driving while high on marijuana after she drove past a stop sign...
Published on September 24, 2016 - Page 6
Couple cited in domestic dispute MONTOUR TWP. — Andrew Fritz, 22, and Chelsea Halye, 23, were each cited for harassment by fighting with each...
Published on September 24, 2016 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick woman with a history of thefts pleaded guilty to stealing a Barbie doll and a Kuerig coffee maker in Columbia County court...
Published on September 23, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Two Columbia County probation officers uncovered an active “one-pot” meth lab here Thursday morning when they went to check on a woman...
Published on September 23, 2016 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A former resident physician insisted on dictating a reference letter from Geisinger, and she refused to accept it otherwise, the hospital’...
Published on September 23, 2016 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A Benton man who brought a 3-year-old along to buy heroin recently pleaded guilty in Columbia County Court. When police were called for...
Published on September 23, 2016 - Page 5
MONTOUR TWP. — A man began yelling at his wife and pinned her against a kitchen counter before her son tried to break up the struggle and ended up...
Published on September 22, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man told police he was on his way to make a $50 support payment to stay out of jail when a robber attacked him and stole the money....
Published on September 22, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man accused of giving heroin to women in exchange for sex and dealing large quantities of the drug here and in Luzerne County was...
Published on September 22, 2016 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A woman who admitted mailing a drug strip to her incarcerated boyfriend will now be spending 45 to 90 days herself in Columbia County...

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