Crime and Courts

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


Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A former office worker at Berwick Retirement Village pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling at least $35,000 and perhaps more than double that...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — The woman who ran away after her car struck a friend at a gas station called police later to protest that they “made her look bad” in a...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 4
SELINSGROVE — A Danville woman drove up over a curb and hit a light post, but she and two passengers were not hurt, police say. Madison Page...
Published on January 13, 2015 - Page 4
Cops say wrong-way I-80 driver was drunk VALLEY TWP. — A Berwick-area woman driving the wrong way on Interstate 80 was drunk, police say. Angela C...
Published on January 12, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A drunken father wearing a Guy Fawkes mask and swinging nunchakus here threatened to kill police if they came to his home. “Here comes...
Published on January 12, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A Bloomsburg-area woman mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake when pulling up to a gas pump, pinning her friend between her front...
Published on January 12, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A Wal-Mart shoplifter lied on the witness stand, inventing a story to make it sound like she never intended to steal from the store,...
Published on January 12, 2015 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — Ronald Sotack grabbed a baseball bat and walked to a neighbor’s house to confront a group of three people after seeing a man strike a...
Published on January 11, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The late Robert Schumacher Sr., approaching age 90 and confused at times with worsening dementia, made frequent and bizarre phone calls...
Published on January 11, 2015 - Page 1
MIFFLINVILLE — A Berwick man who had not been home for three days had high levels of a prescription drug in his system when found slumped over behind...
Published on January 11, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A female teacher at a juvenile jail who allegedly had sex with an underage inmate inside a storage closet has opted to forgo a...
Published on January 11, 2015 - Page 3
Man injured in SUV crash COOPER TWP. — A Danville man crashed his SUV into a tree on Tower Drive on Wednesday, State Police said. Aaron R. Griffin...
Published on January 10, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A son whose mother allegedly stabbed him in the chest said his physical injuries will heal, but it’ll take longer for the mental scars to...
Published on January 10, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Berwick-area man who was free to leave a police check but let an officer search his van had a crack pipe inside, authorities say. Gerald...
Published on January 10, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man accused of forcing his way through the door of a house and smashing its windows saw three charges against him dismissed Friday after...
Published on January 10, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — The grandmother of Frank Spencer’s two children is fighting to keep the kids with her in Bloomsburg despite a recent court order...
Published on January 10, 2015 - Page 3
BERWICK — A man who told police, a judge and a reporter that he deserves whatever punishment he gets for inappropriately touching a 4-year-old and...
Published on January 10, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Officers found a man wanted on a probation warrant holed up in a rented bedroom here, with empty heroin packets, syringes and what...
Published on January 10, 2015 - Page 6
BLOOMSBURG — Accused murderer Maria Sanutti-Spencer may go on trial this fall in the killing of ex-husband Frank Spencer. But her trial could be...
Published on January 10, 2015 - Page 16
BERWICK — The following people were accused of letting children in their care miss classes at Berwick Area School District, according to court papers...

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