Crime and Courts

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


Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Montour Township man cursed a 9-1-1 dispatcher and made lewd and offensive remarks about police, authorities say. Richard Beitz told...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Brooklyn man was sentenced to eight years in state prison Tuesday for operating a heroin ring that used local dealers to peddle the drug...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 1
WILKES-BARRE — A former nurse anesthesia student has won a $1.5 million verdict against Geisinger Medical Center and Bloomsburg University staff over...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — Two Berwick men arrested Monday were selling methamphetamine and heroin to support their own heroin habits, they allegedly told police....
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — Police are looking for a pregnant teen and her boyfriend, whom they believe were making meth at a residence here. John Litchard, 31, and...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 3
CATAWISSA — A drunken man leaving the Cracker Barrel here lost control of his pickup, snapping a utility pole in half and slamming into a tree May 29...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A former Bloomsburg University student charged with selling large quantities of marijuana from his off-campus apartment on Iron Street...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — These property owners were recently cited for alleged code violations: • George Coho, 330 Grovania Drive, Bloomsburg, allowed tenants...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 5
Man cited over ‘suggestive’ images BERWICK — Tysean Moronta, 28, of 511 W. Main St., Bloomsburg, posted “suggestive” images of a woman’s daughter in...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 6
Alcohol violations alleged BLOOMSBURG — Several people were recently accused of underage drinking or drunkenness here. • Mason Geer and Brian...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 11
CENTRALIA — Two people dumped bags of garbage, including dog feces and other household waste, at a North Grape Street property here sometime in early...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 12
BLOOMSBURG — A McAdoo man sentenced to federal probation after former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin filed a restraining order against him...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — A township man with mental-health issues and violent tendencies bludgeoned his mother twice in the head with the butt end of a...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG —A judge will not grant bail to Maria Sanutti-Spencer as she awaits trial for the assassination-style killing of ex-husband Frank Spencer...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg defense lawyer under federal indictment for money laundering is being sued by a former client — a child rapist and killer...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Lawyer Clyde Kevin Middleton received a public censure from the state’s top court in 2004, records show. He closed his law practice in...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A man is accused of making lewd remarks to a 12-year-old girl and then hugging her for several seconds before she was able to push free...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A man allegedly lied about his address when officers received a loud party complaint. Luis Suarez Bautista, 25, of 239-A Iron St.,...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 12
BLOOMSBURG — Six people were admitted recently into Columbia County’s ARD probation program as first-time offenders. All must pay monthly...
Published on June 30, 2015 - Page 12
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville-area couple accused of stealing $13,000 from the man’s 88-year-old mother will now face charges in county court. Steven...

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