Crime and Courts

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


Published on April 5, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An auto-body mechanic has prevailed over a muscle-car owner in a case involving a $2,650 repair bill for a Ford Mustang, records show....
Published on April 5, 2015 - Page 6
CATAWISSA — Landlord John Baker, 218 Railroad St., Catawissa, is seeking $2,100 in rent and costs from tenants Darlene Frymoyer and Joel Whitesell...
Published on April 4, 2015 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — The man behind the wheel of a rental car carrying $100,000 of heroin has since tried to take the blame, police say. Passenger Brian...
Published on April 4, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville-area man turned into an unoccupied home’s driveway to avoid police because he had been drinking, but officers just...
Published on April 4, 2015 - Page 3
Property violations alleged in Benton BENTON — The following people were cited for failing to remove snow and ice from sidewalks here, court records...
Published on April 4, 2015 - Page 12
Fake tax return filed DANVILLE — Someone filed a fraudulent tax return for Harry Charles Johnson Jr. of Danville, using Johnson’s personal...
Published on April 4, 2015 - Page 17
NESCOPECK — A Berwick man who allegedly snatched two cartons of cigarettes from a convenience store was arrested after he was recognized from...
Published on April 4, 2015 - Page 17
WILKES-BARRE — A Wapwallopen man was sentenced to at least six-and-a-half years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Matthew James...
Published on April 3, 2015 - Page 1
DERRY TWP. — A Danville-area man caught with child porn said he’s a “ticking time bomb” who could see himself kidnapping a boy to rape, police say....
Published on April 3, 2015 - Page 3
BERWICK — A man accused of selling heroin alongside his father and brother is facing additional charges because the trafficking ring was “a family...
Published on April 3, 2015 - Page 3
SUNBURY — Two former Northumberland County prison employees are accused of providing tobacco to inmates. Former guard Troy M. Tafner, 19, of Strong...
Published on April 3, 2015 - Page 4
DANVILLE — A Bloomsburg-area man driving a car with an expired registration was drunk, police say. Michael Shires, 34, of 277 Legion Road was...
Published on April 3, 2015 - Page 5
RUSH TWP. — Wallace E. Seltzer Jr., 30, of Danville violated a protection-from-abuse order and also had synthetic marijuana, police say. It happened...
Published on April 2, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — An alleged heroin dealer who escaped from police during a wild, high-speed car chase last weekend turned himself in late Tuesday. “I...
Published on April 1, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — Betty Pirnot keeps a close eye on her checking account. So when a withdrawal for $38.48 for Internet telephone services showed up...
Published on April 1, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student who stole an Xbox and other electronics from fellow students was tripped up when he hooked the device to...
Published on April 1, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A Catawissa man sold methamphetamine to a police informant while his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son was home, charges state. Brent Lee...
Published on April 1, 2015 - Page 3
BERWICK — An alleged heroin dealer had her preliminary hearing postponed Tuesday when she arrived in court without an attorney. Amanda Colon, 34,...
Published on April 1, 2015 - Page 4
Attempted ATM theft reported DERRY TWP. — Someone tried to break into an ATM at the Washingtonville Laundromat at Blue Springs Terrace, police say...
Published on March 31, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A homeowner traumatized by a burglary told a judge he and his wife are now wary of “every sound at night” after having the “sanctity of...

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