Crime and Courts

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


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...
Published on October 9, 2014 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — A New York woman who police say served as the driver for a shoplifting gang dubbed the “Zipper Crew” pleaded guilty to conspiracy...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A driver who crashed his ex-girlfriend’s car, injuring two female passengers and forcing them to walk more than a mile for help, tried to...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — Jeffrey Weaver says a sucker punch has led to a “month of hell.” First, his jaw was wired shut. Then, he had surgery to insert metal...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — One member of a father-and-son team accused of Medicaid fraud went directly to jail this week. Randy A. Albertson, 48, of 24 Montour St...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — Charges of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct were dismissed against Carmen Richard Coladonato, 42, of 10 Baker Lane, near...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — A man accused of grabbing an officer’s baton and reaching for another officer’s gun agreed to send charges to county court Tuesday....
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 6
WILKES-BARRE — Derrick Lee Sharpe, the wounded Marine who hit a motorcyclist while driving drunk, served enough time in rehabilitation to eliminate...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 11
MAHONING TWP. — A motorcyclist heading to Geisinger to see his injured wife was drunk, police say. Charles E. Stanchick, 49, of Minersville,...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 11
DANVILLE — A Turbotville man arrested for driving drunk when his vehicle got stuck in snow after going off a road in Anthony Township was allowed...
Published on October 8, 2014 - Page 11
RIVERSIDE — Police here are looking for whoever took several hundred dollars of Christmas decorations and supplies from The English Garden. Several...
Published on October 7, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Danville woman apologized Monday moments before she was sentenced to state prison for operating Montour County’s first meth lab busted...
Published on October 7, 2014 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — A woman living at a remote campsite and suffering from possible dehydration asked Steven Charles Gatch to take her to the store for...
Published on October 7, 2014 - Page 1
WILKES-BARRE —The former superintendent at Northwest Area School District was sentenced to two years on probation Friday after pleading guilty to...
Published on October 7, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — Authorities pulled more than 30 pounds of marijuana out of a Catawissa family’s home last month, enough to net up to $30,000 if it had...

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