Crime and Courts

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


Published on July 7, 2015 - Page 1
NESCOPECK — A string of home invasions has rocked the borough, but Nescopeck Police have little evidence to go on since victims are not reporting the...
Published on July 7, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Danville man collapsed in court Monday after learning he would be spending the next 11 to 22 months in prison for forging checks and...
Published on July 7, 2015 - Page 1
From staff and wire reports DETROIT — A former Geisinger cancer doctor is in federal court this week to find out how long he’ll be locked up for...
Published on July 7, 2015 - Page 3
CATAWISSA — The following lawsuits have been filed in the office of District Judge Craig Long. The defendants in such cases sometimes settle claims...
Published on July 7, 2015 - Page 3
STROUDSBURG (AP) —A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man almost five decades ago. Richard Keiper, 68...
Published on July 7, 2015 - Page 4
Shamokin man cited over language DANVILLE — Joshua B. Shriner, 25, Shamokin, used obscene language July 4 about 8 p.m. along Cooper Street toward...
Published on July 6, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A woman forced a young girl to damage another woman’s treadmill, then threatened the girl to keep her quiet, police say. But Amy L....
Published on July 6, 2015 - Page 1
WILLIAMSPORT — Another defendant indicted in an alleged $10 million global trafficking network that sold synthetic mind-altering drugs such as bath...
Published on July 6, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A woman managed to conceal two wrapped balls of heroin inside her vagina for a day after being jailed on a warrant, arrest papers say....
Published on July 6, 2015 - Page 3
BRIAR CREEK — Richard Wayne Barnes, 45, of 652 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg, was charged with harassment after pushing Joanne Carolyn Bechtel, 68, of...
Published on July 6, 2015 - Page 5
BERWICK — A Pittsburgh-area man who crashed his car into a utility pole and fled was driving drunk, police say. Eric C. Millard, 30, was also...
Published on July 6, 2015 - Page 7
BERWICK — The following creditors are seeking payment for alleged debts. According to civil complaints: • Heller’s Gas, 500 N. Poplar St., Berwick...
Published on July 5, 2015 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A Mifflinville man accused of vandalizing a police station with a marker was caught after officers realized he left his signature...
Published on July 5, 2015 - Page 3
Police: Homeless man fondled teen BERWICK — A homeless man fondled and tried to kiss a teenage girl, police say. Eric D. Sponenberg, 25, tried to...
Published on July 5, 2015 - Page 8
Two accused in domestic dispute BERWICK — A woman allegedly cut her boyfriend’s hands with a butter knife during an argument that drew police to her...
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 1
BENTON — A 71-year-old driver struck a teen who was on his way to school, then left without helping the young man, police say. The impact tossed...
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A trucker from West Virginia with a record of past sex crimes exposed himself Thursday night to a passing female motorist while...
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 1
WILLIAMSPORT — A Bloomsburg woman was sentenced this week to 10 consecutive weekends in prison and ordered to stay away from the ex-boyfriend whom...
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 3
MILLVILLE — The following civil suits have been filed in the office at the office of District Judge Doug Brewer. The defendants in such cases...
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 3
HEMLOCK TWP. — A 37-year-old man punched another man in the face, police say. Brian K. Cicick, of 621 W. Spruce St., Shamokin, allegedly hit Brett...

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