Crime and Courts

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


Published on May 4, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — When a professor lost his job after bad reviews from his department and students alike, he and his wife sued Bloomsburg University for...
Published on May 4, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Megan’s Law offender arrested in Berwick on kiddie-porn crimes is facing a mandatory 25 to 50 years in prison if convicted as a repeat...
Published on May 4, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A pedestrian struck by a passing car may have gotten the better of the driver last month, grabbing the man and pulling him out of the car,...
Published on May 3, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A Berwick man allegedly hit a boy with his car here Friday and took off, later giving police such a hard time he was taken straight to...
Published on May 3, 2015 - Page 1
VALLEY TWP. — Three women accused of being prostitutes might have to forfeit $2,659 in cash that authorities seized from their motel rooms during a...
Published on May 3, 2015 - Page 1
LIME RIDGE — After a man overdosed on heroin early Saturday, police searched a home here and turned up 130 packets of heroin, officers say. That...
Published on May 2, 2015 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — A man headed to Block Party with a loaded pistol and two bags of weed stowed in the spare-tire compartment of his car never made it to...
Published on May 2, 2015 - Page 1
SHICKSHINNY — Forty-three years ago, the Agnes flood washed Roger Stout’s college class ring out an open window of his parents’ Forty Fort home....
Published on May 2, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A man and his wife stole $13,138 from his 88-year-old mother, court papers say. The thefts by Steven J. Wesolowski, 58, and...
Published on May 2, 2015 - Page 3
BERWICK — A woman accused of selling heroin from a house where a large python was later found decided to waive her preliminary hearing on evidence...
Published on May 1, 2015 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A home health aide hired to help a 79-year-old took $20 in quarters the woman had set aside for laundry, police say. And it wasn’t the...
Published on May 1, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Charlotte Hess watched in horror as her dog Rocky ran onto Route 11 Tuesday afternoon. The 9-month-old pit bull and Labrador mix made...
Published on May 1, 2015 - Page 1
SHICKSHINNY — A Hunlock Creek man armed with a knife robbed a convenience store and burglarized at least 10 other lower Luzerne County locations in...
Published on May 1, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick-area truck driver who threatened his estranged wife with a butcher knife was spared any more prison time when sentenced...
Published on May 1, 2015 - Page 1
RUSH TWP. — A thief stole $20,000 in jewelry, coins, and electronics from a Danville-area residence sometime Wednesday, and police are looking for...
Published on May 1, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — One of two women charged in a stolen credit-card spending spree has pleaded guilty to access device fraud and will be sentenced later...
Published on May 1, 2015 - Page 4
Driver facing marijuana offenses MAHONING TWP. — A Hughesville man who drove outside the travel lane had pot resin in his vehicle, police say....
Published on May 1, 2015 - Page 5
CATAWISSA — A Bloomsburg man was cited when his dogs got loose in Catawissa three times in April, authorities report. Larry David Swisher, 25, of...
Published on May 1, 2015 - Page 6
One charged for Southside heroin LOCUST TWP. — Police looking for a wanted man stumbled upon a woman’s heroin stash — under her mattress and also in...
Published on April 30, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A Bloomsburg University student was drunk when he punched and kneed a nurse in the head during a recent trip to the emergency room,...

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