Crime and Courts

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


Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 1
FAIRMOUNT TWP. — Fearing for his life and his mother’s, a 16-year-old boy had good reason to fire a single shot into the stomach of a man who...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A man who allegedly shot his former boss in the head during a burglary and broke into his own parents’ home also broke into the home...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 3
BERWICK — The following landlord-tenant complaints have been filed in the office of District Judge Richard Knecht. The defendants in such cases...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 3
MIFFLINVILLE — Here is a list of people for whom arrest warrants have been issued by local courts. The list was issued by State Constable Warren R....
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 4
Civil suits allege debts BERWICK — The following civil lawsuits have been filed in the office of District Judge Richard Knecht. The defendants in...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A Wilkes-Barre man who got busted for driving on Interstate 80 while smoking marijuana was sentenced to a weekend in jail after pleading...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 4
BERWICK — Authorities say they found $1,600 of stolen electronics when they searched an apartment on Market Street here. A task force of troopers...
Published on January 14, 2015 - Page 5
BERWICK — The following judgments involving unpaid rent have been awarded in the office of District Judge Richard Knecht, records show. • Duane Troy...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — The woman who ran away after her car struck a friend at a gas station called police later to protest that they “made her look bad” in a...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A former office worker at Berwick Retirement Village pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling at least $35,000 and perhaps more than double that...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 4
SELINSGROVE — A Danville woman drove up over a curb and hit a light post, but she and two passengers were not hurt, police say. Madison Page...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 4
Cops say wrong-way I-80 driver was drunk VALLEY TWP. — A Berwick-area woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 80 was drunk, police say. Angela C...
Published on January 12, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A Bloomsburg-area woman mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake when pulling up to a gas pump, pinning her friend between her front...
Published on January 12, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A Wal-Mart shoplifter lied on the witness stand, inventing a story to make it sound like she never intended to steal from the store,...
Published on January 12, 2015 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — Ronald Sotack grabbed a baseball bat and walked to a neighbor’s house to confront a group of three people after seeing a man strike a...
Published on January 12, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A drunken father wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and swinging nunchakus here threatened to kill police if they came to his home. “Here comes...
Published on January 11, 2015 - Page 1
MIFFLINVILLE — A Berwick man who had not been home for three days had high levels of a prescription drug in his system when found slumped over behind...
Published on January 11, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A female teacher at a juvenile jail who allegedly had sex with an underage inmate inside a storage closet has opted to forgo a...
Published on January 11, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The late Robert Schumacher Sr., approaching age 90 and confused at times with worsening dementia, made frequent and bizarre phone calls...
Published on January 11, 2015 - Page 3
Man injured in SUV crash COOPER TWP. — A Danville man crashed his SUV into a tree on Tower Drive on Wednesday, State Police said. Aaron R. Griffin...

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