Crime and Courts

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


Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man stood with his head hung low when brought before a judge recently for allegedly injuring an officer and coming after...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Police knew Christopher Cameron was expecting the delivery of a strong painkiller in the mail last Friday. So twice over the weekend —...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Hunlock Creek man allegedly stole a golf cart from the fairgrounds during the recent monster truck show weekend. Shane Mcalarney, 25...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 3
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State officials say a section of plaster fell from an overhanging balcony in an auditorium during a program for prospective...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 1
An unemployed man put his father in a chokehold at their home, and the father could not breathe, he alleges. Joseph Smith, 29, was one of two men...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man who fought with a trooper and was shot in the wrist while grappling with the lawman for his holstered gun has pleaded...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK — A pair of German shepherds that mauled a local runner this spring were sent to a kennel and adopted out, after the runner threatened to...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A woman was badly hurt and broke a leg after she slipped and fell on her neighbors’ icy sidewalk, a new lawsuit says. Chandra Fink...
Published on July 26, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A technology firm lied about its financial status, then stiffed a Bloomsburg software developer on a $220,000 bill, a new lawsuit says...
Published on July 26, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A constable who collected money from people with arrest warrants pocketed the cash and never turned the warrants back in to be canceled,...
Published on July 26, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —An Orangeville man arrested on his fourth impaired driving offense asked a judge to allow him to spend a year on house arrest rather than...
Published on July 26, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA TWP. — A man here deprived his horses of food, water, and veterinary care until theirhips and ribs jutted through their thick winter coats...
Published on July 26, 2015 - Page 1
MOUNT CARMEL — A 31-year-old Mifflinville woman has been charged with driving under the influence of medication after crashing her car three times in...
Published on July 26, 2015 - Page 3
Car stolen at mall turns up in Dushore CHERRY TWP. — A car stolen from the Columbia Mall parking lot turned up in a cemetery here in Sullivan County...
Published on July 26, 2015 - Page 3
Firm sues Leighow for $90G in oil spill VALLEY TWP. — An environmental firm is suing Leighow Oil Company for $90,182 in payments for cleaning an...
Published on July 25, 2015 - Page 1
WALLER — A bicyclist wrecked while dodging a dog that ran onto the road, causing nearly $4,300 in damage to his top-notch riding gear, a new lawsuit...
Published on July 25, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A woman who allegedly plotted to steal a safe full of cash from a friend along with a witness from that case are now charged with...
Published on July 25, 2015 - Page 3
PLYMOUTH TWP. — Authorities say they have found the man who kidnapped a woman and raped her in a cemetery more than three years ago. A DNA test led...
Published on July 25, 2015 - Page 3
Cops: Woman stole signs JACKSON TWP. — A 51-year-old woman stole and damaged “posted private property signs” belonging to Kim Piermattei of Waller...
Published on July 25, 2015 - Page 3
WILKES-BARRE — One of the men accused of being part of an international steroid ring based in Berwick has pleaded guilty, state prosecutors say....

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