Crime and Courts

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


Published on August 14, 2015 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A town man is accused of shutting a door on a woman’s foot. That was after Thomas Hnylanski Jr. pulled Lisa Lloyd by the hair into a...
Published on August 14, 2015 - Page 22
BLOOMSBURG — The following people appeared in Columbia County Court on Thursday to appeal citations: • Michael Bankes, 46, of 805 Chestnut St.,...
Published on August 13, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man with a penchant for filing lawsuits — he once sued Bloomsburg University for not giving him better grades — is now suing Penn...
Published on August 13, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A drunken and belligerent woman accounted for three police calls in 17 hours, including one after she spent the night in jail. Stephanie...
Published on August 13, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man being chased by state parole officers crashed a van into a truck, kept driving, then jumped out of the still-moving vehicle to flee...
Published on August 13, 2015 - Page 3
BENTON — A woman has won a protection-from-abuse order against an ex-boyfriend who is accused of calling her almost 70 times over a two-hour period...
Published on August 13, 2015 - Page 4
WILKES-BARRE — Former Coughlin High School dean Stephen Stahl will not be allowed to file a late appeal of his conviction, a Wilkes-Barre newspaper...
Published on August 13, 2015 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — A Schuylkill County man who readily admitted that an elephant-shaped bong in a student apartment belonged to him questioned an officer...
Published on August 13, 2015 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — Dylan Branch, 19, Philadelphia, was arrested with some marijuana after police say he dropped a baggie of pot from a car window during a...
Published on August 13, 2015 - Page 13
BLOOMSBURG — An admitted drug dealer busted for selling cocaine and heroin two years ago was sentenced recently to state prison for up to five years...
Published on August 12, 2015 - Page 1
VALLEY TWP. — A man who previously served state prison time for abandoning his pregnant girlfriend after crashing their car was arrested again after...
Published on August 12, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — Even as Joshua Hovancak was apologizing for leading police on a 2-mile chase — his pickup allegedly loaded with meth supplies and pot — he...
Published on August 12, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A construction project was supposed to bring laid-off workers back to DeLuxe Building Systems, but now it’s the source of a $2 million...
Published on August 12, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — In addition to a $2 million claim filed by a contractor over a dormitory project, DeLuxe Building Systems is facing a separate $77,000...
Published on August 12, 2015 - Page 3
BEAVER TWP. — Charges of theft of services and receiving stolen property were dropped after a township man pleaded guilty to a count of criminal...
Published on August 12, 2015 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Four female inmates at the Columbia County Prison tested positive for heroin, the warden says. Staff searched the prison but were...
Published on August 12, 2015 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A man seen driving downtown at night without headlights was arrested for DUI after failing three sobriety tests, charges say. Ethan...
Published on August 12, 2015 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A woman driving at more than four times the legal alcohol limit when she crashed a small Honda through a fence at Kawneer Industries has...
Published on August 12, 2015 - Page 5
DANVILLE — A man admitted Tuesday to breaking into cars but stealing items from only a few of them during a nighttime spree near Red Lane in Mahoning...
Published on August 12, 2015 - Page 11
I-80 hit-run reported TURBOT TWP. — Someone hauling a trailer hit a Volkswagen Beetle on Interstate 80, then traveled on without stopping Tuesday,...

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