Crime and Courts

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


Published on September 24, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A husband and wife were arrested Tuesday after marijuana plants peeking out from a window led police to a massive pot-growing operation...
Published on September 24, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — One Berwick woman is in the hospital after a would-be thief shoved her to the ground and tried to snatch her laptop Saturday night, police...
Published on September 24, 2014 - Page 3
WILKES-BARRE — A Salem Township meth cook caught with a pipe bomb and blasting caps has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison, says a report...
Published on September 24, 2014 - Page 4
Seed firm sues for $13G DANVILLE — Hubner Seeds, a division of American Seed LLC in West Lebanon, Indiana, has sued Ralph Trego, 65 Mill Road,...
Published on September 23, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A couple who says they were driven from their New York home by a neighbor’s meth fire must move again after an ongoing neighbor dispute...
Published on September 23, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An irate patron at a massage parlor is accused of assaulting several employees and damaging a wall and a window. Police found Michael F...
Published on September 23, 2014 - Page 3
Drinking alleged in dorm BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student became combative and tried to flee while drinking in Lycoming Hall early last...
Published on September 23, 2014 - Page 3
MAHONING TWP. — A hearing for a Danville woman accused of stabbing her girlfriend was postponed Monday when the alleged victim failed to show,...
Published on September 23, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — A Nescopeck woman charged with prescription fraud in obtaining painkillers for her own use developed an addiction while recovering from a...
Published on September 23, 2014 - Page 3
MAHONING TWP. — Charges that were refiled against a Pottsville-area man for allegedly slapping a Geisinger nurse on the butt are being withdrawn....
Published on September 23, 2014 - Page 5
BERWICK — A woman accused of endangering her toddler by having him along in pajamas during suspected heroin activity waived a hearing Monday and will...
Published on September 22, 2014 - Page 1
A Danville-area man menaced his live-in girlfriend by putting a gun on his hip, she claims. Elsworth Gass, 61, and another man recently had...
Published on September 22, 2014 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — A man claimed someone must have stolen his car and wrecked it, but his story broke down when a witness saw him getting a ride from the...
Published on September 22, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A woman smashed a neighbor’s window, leaving the man bloody, then came back and screamed racial slurs and obscenities at him in front of...
Published on September 22, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — An angry Hillside Village man who once worked as a cop threatened to kill police from the doorway of his home, charges say. Jeremiah M....
Published on September 22, 2014 - Page 4
Police probe theft of two handguns BRIAR CREEK — State Police are investigating the theft of two handguns here sometime in September. Police say...
Published on September 22, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A Northumberland man is charged with not disclosing a criminal conviction in attempting to buy a gun from a firearms dealer here....
Published on September 21, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Anthony Rocco Franklin, the recently captured fugitive charged in the murder of Frank Spencer and in two arsons, was arrested in a...
Published on September 21, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A school bus driver who went missing Friday was found, and he faces criminal charges after the truck he was driving was reported stolen...
Published on September 21, 2014 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Schuylkill County man is charged with removing $375 from coin boxes on washing machines and dryers at the Wash-N-Shop in the South...

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