Crime and Courts

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


Published on July 23, 2014 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — In a matter of hours, two dozen stolen lithium batteries led police to a trio of alleged meth cooks and the rest of their drug-making...
Published on July 23, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — A man who allegedly bought a stolen television for seven bags of heroin, then sold it for 20 bags, has agreed to stand trial in Columbia...
Published on July 23, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — A petite teenager who allegedly erupted in obscenities and handcuffed herself to a wall at the police station was much more subdued Monday...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A woman arrested for allegedly operating a meth lab in the back of her truck saw two of her charges dismissed Monday. But Sherry Ann...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — Brock Joseph Gurns allegedly bought a stolen television for seven bags of heroin and sold it for 20 bags, and it disappeared the way stolen...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A 61-year-old Berwick woman was stabbed in the shoulder while protecting her teenage grandson from a drunken man wielding a steak knife,...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 3
Speeding leads to DUI arrests SCOTT TWP. — Traffic stops for speeding here led to DUI charges being filed against two people, court papers say....
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — A Berwick man accused of beating up a bar patron who allegedly spit on his girlfriend saw his charges withdrawn after the victim and...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 5
MAHONING TWP. — A homeless man exposed himself to two women in Geisinger’s psychiatric ward, police say. Timothy R. Waite, 22, allegedly pulled...
Published on July 22, 2014 - Page 6
DUI suspect blamed war wounds, cops say VALLEY TWP. — A Turbotville man suspected of driving drunk said he couldn’t perform sobriety tests due to...
Published on July 21, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — Authorities had been watching a suspected heroin dealer’s house for a week when a convoy of 10 officers converged on 231 S. Third St. on...
Published on July 21, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man who was told to leave a downtown pizza shop for “bugging” an employee put a knife in the owner’s face, then came back with a small...
Published on July 21, 2014 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A polite policeman flicked his headlights at an oncoming car, asking the other driver to turn his high beams down. But the other...
Published on July 21, 2014 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — A husband went banging on the door of a man who had been talking to his wife on Facebook, police say. George E. Tipler III, 30,...
Published on July 21, 2014 - Page 5
Authorities probe woman’s pool death SCRANTON (AP) — Authorities in northeast Pennsylvania are investigating after a woman was found dead in her...
Published on July 20, 2014 - Page 3
Landlords file civil lawsuits BERWICK — A landlord says one of her tenants harassed a neighbor by demanding rides and food, plus falsified deposit...
Published on July 20, 2014 - Page 3
Rig driver cited in Interstate wreck HEMLOCK TWP. — A truck driver rear-ended a car with his rig then kept going on Interstate 80 here July 16,...
Published on July 19, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man stumbling down LaSalle Street at 10 a.m. admitted to police he had just used a bag of heroin, charges say. Someone called police to...
Published on July 19, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man broke his former girlfriend’s nose by head-butting her in the face after a party, she told police. But Shakil Raihan Mondol, 19,...
Published on July 19, 2014 - Page 3
Landlord: Tenant poured oil on lines BERWICK — Leoma Bankes was evicted from 321 Summerhill Ave. after she poured oil out a window onto...

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