Crime and Courts

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


Published on October 7, 2014 - Page 5
Police: Two were cited in altercation BENTON — Police cited a man and woman after a Sept. 25 fight at the woman’s home. Elena Farr, 42, of 240...
Published on October 7, 2014 - Page 6
Geisinger warned of pending suit DANVILLE — George Marr Jr. has filed notice of a pending medical malpractice lawsuit against Geisinger Medical...
Published on October 7, 2014 - Page 11
DANVILLE — Joselle M. Cutrufello, 44, of 223 Grand St., Danville, could not control her German shepherd as it broke through a screen door and chased...
Published on October 6, 2014 - Page 1
ORANGE TWP. — A woman was found lying almost unconscious on her couch while her husband sat lethargically on the porch, both in a bad way after...
Published on October 6, 2014 - Page 1
BENTON TWP. — Police responding to a domestic dispute between a husband and wife ended up taking the husband to jail on drunken-driving charges....
Published on October 6, 2014 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — A driver was high on heroin when he drifted out into the middle of an intersection and nodded off, police say. Matthew Groshek, 22,...
Published on October 6, 2014 - Page 4
BUCKHORN — A Berwick woman faces a serious charge after police say they caught her shoplifting a television from Wal-Mart here in what would be her...
Published on October 5, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A woman faces eviction from an apartment with “bedbug issues” where police say she and her boyfriend sold heroin. Glenda J. Fatzinger,...
Published on October 5, 2014 - Page 1
Anthony Franklin, accused with daughter Maria Spencer-Sanutti of murdering Frank Spencer, has been in and out of prison since the 1970s for...
Published on October 5, 2014 - Page 1
BUCKHORN — Thirty-five stolen DVDs weren’t the only things two women were hiding at Wal-Mart — they also had drugs, a needle and a heroin spoon in...
Published on October 5, 2014 - Page 3
Police say pickup struck turning car HEMLOCK TWP. — A Bloomsburg woman’s car was rear-ended by a Benton man’s vehicle as she attempted to turn off...
Published on October 5, 2014 - Page 4
Loose dog scared horse, police say BENTON — A Stillwater woman has pleaded guilty to letting her pit bull-mix roam in the area around 139 Waller...
Published on October 5, 2014 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — These defendants recently pleaded guilty in Columbia County Court: • Christopher Henry Stapleton, 21, of 1308 N. Market St., Berwick,...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — Taxpayers were charged $2,350 for the independent investigation into suspended Police Chief Terry Eckart’s misconduct, and supervisors...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 1
LIGHTSTREET — Two people sold fake heroin to a police informant outside the Sunoco A-Plus market near the Interstate 80 interchange here, police say...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 1
FERNVILLE — Police raided a house for the second time in six months and arrested the same man for allegedly dealing heroin. When police searched the...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A Roaring Creek Township man accused of kicking his girlfriend in the genital area pleaded to lesser charges after the woman refused to...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A woman must serve up to 18 months in prison for beating her 6-year-old son and stepping on the child’s face after he jumped on her...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 3
MILLVILLE — The following civil suits have been filed in the office of District Judge Doug Brewer. The defendants in such cases sometimes settle...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — A Scott Township man who was convicted of hitting a pedestrian in Bloomsburg last year was recently accused of driving drunk. Randall...

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