Crime and Courts

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


Published on July 5, 2015 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A Mifflinville man accused of vandalizing a police station with a marker was caught after officers realized he left his signature...
Published on July 5, 2015 - Page 3
Police: Homeless man fondled teen BERWICK — A homeless man fondled and tried to kiss a teenage girl, police say. Eric D. Sponenberg, 25, tried to...
Published on July 5, 2015 - Page 8
Two accused in domestic dispute BERWICK — A woman allegedly cut her boyfriend’s hands with a butter knife during an argument that drew police to her...
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 1
BENTON — A 71-year-old driver struck a teen who was on his way to school, then left without helping the young man, police say. The impact tossed...
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A trucker from West Virginia with a record of past sex crimes exposed himself Thursday night to a passing female motorist while...
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 1
WILLIAMSPORT — A Bloomsburg woman was sentenced this week to 10 consecutive weekends in prison and ordered to stay away from the ex-boyfriend whom...
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 3
MILLVILLE — The following civil suits have been filed in the office at the office of District Judge Doug Brewer. The defendants in such cases...
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 3
HEMLOCK TWP. — A 37-year-old man punched another man in the face, police say. Brian K. Cicick, of 621 W. Spruce St., Shamokin, allegedly hit Brett...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A woman accused of helping two men make methamphetamine needs treatment, not prison, her mother says. Lauren Fausnaught, 29, has never...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — Three teen friends attending a late-night party at Lions Gate Apartments last weekend trashed the clubhouse — sucking down helium from a...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK — A man told his mental-health caseworker that he intended to kill his ex-girlfriend and her father, court records show. James David...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man accused of kissing a co-worker and forcing her to feel his erection when the woman gave him a ride home said the alleged victim often...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 3
BERWICK — The two Berwick men who climbed into a sewer pipe and had to be rescued last month have now been cited with criminal trespass. James...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — An admitted heroin addict was given the option of serving his jail time in Luzerne County so he can continue with methadone treatment...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — A man who pointed a shotgun at several people including a police officer during an eviction from a Berwick apartment must spend nine to...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 6
Southern Columbia field damaged CATAWISSA — Someone drove a vehicle onto a junior varsity football field at Southern Columbia, then did “doughnuts”...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — A town man seen stalling out a vehicle several times before pulling over and attempting to switch seats with a passenger was arrested...
Published on July 2, 2015 - Page 1
MAIN TWP. — A sunroom collapsed in “mildly windy conditions” because a Luzerne County contractor improperly installed it, a new lawsuit says....
Published on July 2, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Danville Ambulance Service paramedic who was recently fired and charged with theft says it all happened in retaliation for trying to...
Published on July 2, 2015 - Page 1
VALLEY TWP. — An Orangeville man punched his teenage son in the face and threw a cup of water on him during an argument, State Police say. Craig T....

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