Crime and Courts

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


Published on July 13, 2014 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man pleaded guilty to statutory sexual assault for having sex with a 15-year-old girl last summer after fostering a...
Published on July 13, 2014 - Page 7
LIBERTY TWP. — A 34-year-old Turbotville man is suspected of drunken driving here early Saturday morning. State Police say troopers stopped a 2003...
Published on July 12, 2014 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — When a woman told her drunken boyfriend to stop spitting on the floor, he “flipped out” and hit her in the face until she grabbed her 4-...
Published on July 12, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man pointed a gun at himself and his wife during a fight over whether he had hit their son, a court petition says. Russell K. Cain, 49,...
Published on July 12, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A Catawissa man violated a protection-from-abuse order against him two times in as many months, court papers say. Despite the court...
Published on July 12, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — Heller’s Gas, 500 N. Poplar St., has filed complaints against two customers who allegedly bounced checks. Jason Koons of Grantville...
Published on July 12, 2014 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Ten people charged with DUI pleaded guilty or were sentenced this week by Columbia County President Judge Thomas James Jr. • David A....
Published on July 12, 2014 - Page 4
SCOTT TWP. — A Benton man stole a check from the mail and “poorly” erased the recipient’s name and replaced it with his own, police say. William W...
Published on July 12, 2014 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man allegedly sold heroin to a confidential informant. Darious D. Stepney, 21, of 333 LaSalle St. sold baggies of heroin...
Published on July 12, 2014 - Page 12
NEW COLUMBIA — Police suspect someone may have thrown a rock from a highway overpass that smashed through a car windshield and critically injured a...
Published on July 12, 2014 - Page 17
Police: Pot, pipes in Bloom man’s car SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —A 21-year-old man stopped by police made up a complicated story to explain why he was where...
Published on July 12, 2014 - Page 17
BERWICK — A 21-year-old man was charged with drunken driving after police allegedly caught him driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Geslin F...
Published on July 11, 2014 - Page 1
SALEM TWP. — A man high on meth and awake for three days stopped his car in traffic so he could catch the poisonous snake he thought was in his...
Published on July 11, 2014 - Page 1
SHICKSHINNY — A relative of two murder victims quietly wept in court Thursday as a State Police corporal read a letter of apology from their accused...
Published on July 11, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — David A. Disidoro doesn’t deny that he yelled at his girlfriend’s ex and hit the man during a scuffle in a concession stand at a Southern...
Published on July 11, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A Catawissa man who repeatedly broke into a flood-ravaged house here to paint, drink, and listen to music will get to return to his...
Published on July 11, 2014 - Page 3
DANVILLE — A once-homeless Danville man who left a starving dog in an empty apartment and stole cash and copper pipes in separate incidents was...
Published on July 11, 2014 - Page 3
MAPLE GROVE — A Wayne County man was injured Thursday afternoon when he fell from his motorcycle while trying to make a right turn from Route 487 to...
Published on July 11, 2014 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Members of a suspected shoplifting ring out of New York dubbed the “Zipper Crew” waived hearings on evidence Thursday. Michael...
Published on July 11, 2014 - Page 5
NESCOPECK — A registered sex offender allegedly failed to report for his six-month check-in with police and now faces a mandatory three-year jail...

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