Crime and Courts

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


Published on October 12, 2014 - Page 1
BENTON TWP. — A woman suffered “severe” and “permanent” injuries after a reckless driver crashed into her car, a lawsuit says. Angela A. Getz blames...
Published on October 12, 2014 - Page 1
COOPER TWP. — A scammer has been using software to make it look like calls are coming from LeAnn Ulrich’s phone here, she says. She and her husband...
Published on October 12, 2014 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — A woman claimed her ex-boyfriend tried to run her off the road, but police found a flaw in her story — he was in Massachusetts, court...
Published on October 12, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A mother who drove her kids to school while drunk will spend 15 days in jail. Kayla Burkhart has to make arrangements for her estranged...
Published on October 12, 2014 - Page 3
Police: Pill bottle stolen from pickup JERSEYTOWN — Someone went into Sheena Baker’s truck, parked at 418 Jerseytown Road, and took a pill bottle,...
Published on October 12, 2014 - Page 4
HUNLOCK CREEK — A state convict serving up to 20 years for rape was rearrested Friday for allegedly threatening to rape a nurse who caught him...
Published on October 11, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Danville man who punched a physician assistant in the mouth and threatened to shoot others at Geisinger told a judge he was a relapsed...
Published on October 11, 2014 - Page 5
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —A Berwick driver admitted drinking five beers at a bar before trying to drive home, police say. Christopher A. Morris, 29, of...
Published on October 10, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — The story of a teen guzzling his neighbor’s stash of Yuengling beer has changed yet again, but this time Ryan Hunsinger says he’s telling...
Published on October 10, 2014 - Page 3
Two accused of DUI in Scott SCOTT TWP. — Two people face hearings Nov. 5 on DUI charges filed by police here: • Nicholas DeLuca, 22, Allentown, was...
Published on October 10, 2014 - Page 3
DANVILLE — A Pepsi employee has pleaded guilty to stealing $1,836 while servicing vending machines at Geisinger Medical Center. “This is the biggest...
Published on October 10, 2014 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — A Danville teen was drunk during a hit-and-run crash in the 400 block of West Main Street here last weekend, authorities report. Brett...
Published on October 10, 2014 - Page 6
CATAWISSA — A Catawissa father accused of taking his almost 2-year-old daughter to a drug deal weighed his options in a courtroom Thursday. Brandon...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA TWP. — A father drove drunk with his 3-year-old son unbuckled in a booster seat in the back of the car, court papers say. And when the...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 1
MIFFLIN TWP. — Two Columbia County Prison guards narrowly escaped drunken-driving charges after a crash following a co-worker’s retirement party,...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 3
DANVILLE — A former Voelcker’s Beverage employee has pleaded guilty to stealing cash while also removing empty beer kegs to get refunds at another...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A woman previously sentenced to probation for earlier crimes in Montour and Columbia counties was again placed on probation for using...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 5
DANVILLE — Two drunken drivers were sentenced to jail, and others pleaded guilty to DUI during a recent Montour County Court session: • Tracy Farr,...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 5
MIFFLIN TWP. — Thieves took about 500 feet of copper wire from a home being built here, and now police are looking for help locating a suspect....
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — Thirteen people were allowed to enter Columbia County’s ARD probation program for first-time offenders Wednesday. All will remain on...

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