Crime and Courts

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


Published on November 13, 2014 - Page 1
FRANKLIN TWP. — Jerami and Shawna Rhodes sought the advice of four lawyers after a Game Commission officer killed their friendly, orphaned raccoon...
Published on November 13, 2014 - Page 3
SHICKSHINNY — A preliminary hearing for a man accused of forcing a 14-year-old girl to have sex with him was delayed at the last minute Wednesday....
Published on November 13, 2014 - Page 5
Cops: DUI suspected in Cleveland crash CLEVELAND TWP. — Police suspect a man was drunk when his car slammed into a utility pole and slid down an...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 1
SWEET VALLEY — An argument over a broken tractor left a woman with a bruised and swollen neck and her husband in handcuffs, according to police....
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 1
WALLER — A couple claims a contractor intentionally did a shoddy job building their “dream log house” as revenge for an old lawsuit against the...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man shot heroin in the Burger King restroom here and was found passed out on the floor, court papers say. Stephen Ross Springer, 31, had...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — An irate octogenarian kneed a police officer in the groin — sending him to the emergency room — after arguing over a parking spot at...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A father who briefly abandoned his infant at Marley’s Brewery has pleaded guilty to endangering the child’s welfare despite telling a...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Two men whom authorities dubbed the “Zipper Crew” for their habit of stuffing stolen items down the crotch of their baggy pants have...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Two men pleaded guilty Monday to lying on gun forms by failing to list previous arrests that would bar them from purchasing a firearm...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A judge has ruled in favor of a woman who said she was bitten by a dog at Town Park, records show. Nicole Heller had asked for $893...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A registered nurse from Berwick who crashed her car while drunk has sought help for alcohol abuse and is doing well in a recovery...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 5
Two are accused of leaving trash CONYNGHAM TWP. —Discarded mail helped police tie an Ashland woman to trash she left on a back road here, charges...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 8
Danville store cleared in lawsuit DANVILLE — A judge has dismissed a woman’s complaint seeking $830 from Cutchall’s Communications. Bobbie...
Published on November 12, 2014 - Page 16
MIFFLIN TWP. — A township man stole $200 from his brother’s locked safe, then used it to buy heroin, charges say. Brett Beaver had taken...
Published on November 11, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — Rescuers who cared for a small dog, found with the flesh rotting off its injured leg, fought in court Monday to prevent the animal from...
Published on November 11, 2014 - Page 1
NESCOPECK — A Berwick woman stabbed her live-in boyfriend and bit him in the face during a fight over the man’s phones, police say. Samantha...
Published on November 11, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —Almost nine months after being punched during a brawl outside a fraternity party, 19-year-old Jackie Lithgow requires constant care for...
Published on November 11, 2014 - Page 4
DANVILLE — Two Danville men who happened to be walking in an area where a resident reported hearing gunshots were found to be carrying synthetic pot...
Published on November 10, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A drunk who caused trouble at the Good Old Days bar gave three police officers a hard time every step of the way on Halloween night,...

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