Crime and Courts

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


Published on March 9, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A man betrayed a trust to steal from a friend’s mother, smashing into her car and taking $900 in cash, court papers say. But Robert J....
Published on March 8, 2015 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A Berwick woman arrested for drunken driving twice slipped out of her handcuffs and on one occasion mockingly exclaimed “Ta-da!,”...
Published on March 8, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An attacker stalked toward his retreating victim and broke his nose, then celebrated the punch with some other men, court papers say....
Published on March 8, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A Bloomsburg man was on the lam after a meth raid when he got cold hiding out in the woods of Cleveland Township and burglarized a nearby...
Published on March 8, 2015 - Page 7
WILKES-BARRE — A Shickshinny woman has pleaded guilty to assault and other charges in the stabbing of her boyfriend, according to published reports...
Published on March 7, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A child rapist apologized in court to the mothers of his five young victims for what he called “heinous crimes” but asked for “a chance...
Published on March 7, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student made a video for his ex-girlfriend, showing him hitting a photo of her face with a shovel, she alleges...
Published on March 7, 2015 - Page 1
ESPY — A Bloomsburg-area couple claims a contractor installed a heating system that made part of their new home “unbearably hot.” Troy A. Zeiber and...
Published on March 7, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man accused of robbing a convenience store here says the details of how he and a co-defendant planned the heist are cloudy; he had taken...
Published on March 7, 2015 - Page 3
Cops: DUI suspect switched IDs MAHONING TWP. — Two men in a car stopped for running a red light switched licenses, but police quickly caught on to...
Published on March 7, 2015 - Page 3
MONTOUR TWP. — A township man saw another man moving in with his ex-girlfriend, and it angered him so much that he kicked the other man’s car, doing...
Published on March 7, 2015 - Page 3
LIMESTONE TWP. — Danielle Rathbun, 2242 Continental Blvd., Turbotville, failed to keep her dogs on her property here in Montour County on Feb. 25,...
Published on March 6, 2015 - Page 1
SHICKSHINNY — An accused thief who was caught after police tracked footprints in the snow to his house had his hearing delayed after the judge...
Published on March 6, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A teenage girl at the juvenile jail pleaded guilty this week to fabricating a story about being sexually assaulted by a female staffer...
Published on March 6, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Seven people were granted probation through Columbia County’s ARD program for first-time offenders Thursday. All must do 20 hours of...
Published on March 6, 2015 - Page 3
MIFFLINVILLE — A man driving around in a farm truck after dark, and without a valid license, had a pot pipe fashioned from an arrow shaft and...
Published on March 6, 2015 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A man accused of beating up a fellow fraternity brother outside his Iron Street apartment told a judge he was upset with remarks about...
Published on March 5, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A woman in a wheelchair cornered her daughter with a pair of shears, so the daughter threw a chair at her, cutting her forehead, court...
Published on March 5, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — There was $2,000 in a safe, baggies of marijuana, and several cell phones at the off-campus apartment where two men were shot, according...
Published on March 5, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A nursing-home employee grabbed and pushed three residents — two of them well into their 90s — during a recent shift, police say....

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