Crime and Courts

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


Published on March 24, 2014 - Page 3
Business: Card for Dumpster declined MAIN TWP. — A woman on Fire Tower Road rented a Dumpster from Got Trash with a bad credit card, and now the...
Published on March 24, 2014 - Page 12
BERWICK — A Berwick man is suing a contractor for $12,000 for taking too long to build a garage and then completing it in “an unworkmanlike manner...
Published on March 23, 2014 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK TWP. — Gerard P. Owens hit a man at the Berwick Golf Club, fought with his own brother in the parking lot and resisted arrest when police...
Published on March 23, 2014 - Page 1
FISHING CREEK TWP. — A young woman drove off from a party after fighting with her boyfriend, struck another vehicle, then fled, police say. Officers...
Published on March 23, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man who accused a woman of stealing his checks now faces charges himself after the woman told police he asked her to do sexual favors in...
Published on March 23, 2014 - Page 3
Nurse admits drug-chart errors DANVILLE — A former registered nurse at Geisinger has pleaded guilty to failing to properly record the distribution...
Published on March 23, 2014 - Page 6
Mistaken identity in gunman report HEMLOCK TWP. — Police here received a report of a man in a mask with a gun in the parking lot of Walmart Friday...
Published on March 23, 2014 - Page 7
Mother accused of allowing truancy BENTON — A mother faces 10 charges for allegedly allowing her young children to miss classes here. Vanessa...
Published on March 22, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A soon-to-be father jailed recently on methamphetamine charges was denied a furlough Friday to see his child born next week. “I know it...
Published on March 22, 2014 - Page 1
BENTON — A school-bus driver will be charged with driving under the influence after an erratic trip home Wednesday with 30 students on board, records...
Published on March 22, 2014 - Page 4
Orangeville woman is accused of DUI ORANGE TWP. — A 34-year-old woman admitted she drank two vodkas before climbing behind the wheel early March 8,...
Published on March 22, 2014 - Page 6
Police: 30-pack in crashed truck BENTON TWP. — Troopers found an open 30-pack of Miller Lite on the passenger floor of a pickup that crashed...
Published on March 22, 2014 - Page 12
WILLIAMSPORT — A woman accused of helping her boyfriend sell heroin, cocaine and crack in Columbia, Montour, and Luzerne counties was sentenced this...
Published on March 22, 2014 - Page 12
BLOOMSBURG — Eight people were charged with driving drunk in traffic-related incidents here recently, court records show. • James Bradshaw, 37, of...
Published on March 21, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A female inmate at Columbia County Prison was hospitalized with serious burns after another prisoner tossed a cup of boiling water in...
Published on March 21, 2014 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Danville notary allegedly bilked 177 customers out of more than $31,000. Natalie M. Wetzel, 45, of 500 W. Mahoning St. kept most of the...
Published on March 21, 2014 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK — A home in Berlin’s trailer court was raided Thursday morning and authorities accuse a man and woman of operating a one-pot meth lab....
Published on March 21, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A rural Berwick man broke down in tears in court Thursday just hours after allegedly threatening to kill himself and his estranged wife...
Published on March 21, 2014 - Page 1
MIFFLIN TWP. — A man stowed his meth lab in a bucket underneath the trailer he was renovating, but the paraphernalia was discovered after he failed a...
Published on March 21, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — A Berwick man and woman conspired to forge a signature on a check and then told police they had gotten the check from someone who bought a...

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