Crime and Courts

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


Published on August 23, 2015 - Page 3
Police seek help finding runaway BLOOMSBURG — Police believe a teen runaway from the Sunbury area may be staying near Bloomsburg, and they are...
Published on August 23, 2015 - Page 4
Cheerleaders killed in crash ALBRIGHTSVILLE (AP) — Authorities say two high school cheerleaders were killed in a two-vehicle collision in Monroe...
Published on August 22, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — Frustrated with the pace of a police investigation, a family hung a banner Thursday along one of the borough’s busiest streets, calling a...
Published on August 22, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man upset by noise from motorcycles pulled two guns on the riders, police say. Anthony Neil Hill, 32, of 310 Park Blvd. was arrested...
Published on August 22, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Maria Sanutti-Spencer tried to start a fight with a doctor at Columbia County Prison, so she lost her job as a laundry trusty and other...
Published on August 22, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Maria Sanutti-Spencer has sued the warden at Columbia County Prison and his deputy in federal court for $250,000, claiming they denied...
Published on August 22, 2015 - Page 4
BERWICK — Samantha E. Celona, 33, Perry Daniel Harmon, 24, and Carrie Marie Edwards, 24, all of 341 Pearl St., Berwick, were each charged with...
Published on August 21, 2015 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A CVS worker wouldn’t let a black customer use a locked bathroom here, but opened the facility just minutes later for white patrons, a...
Published on August 21, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man allegedly used a bow and arrow to chase a group of teenagers in his neighborhood. Travis J. Jenkins Sr., 34, told...
Published on August 21, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — Mahoning Township supervisors say a lawyer made “inaccurate and irresponsible statements” at Monday’s meeting about investigations...
Published on August 21, 2015 - Page 3
MAHONING TWP. — A constable who allegedly collected money from people with arrest warrants and pocketed the cash will face a theft charge in county...
Published on August 21, 2015 - Page 3
CATAWISSA — A man accused of feeding his heroin habit by stiffing local dealers on payment will face drug charges in court, officials said. Kegan...
Published on August 20, 2015 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — Police say they dug through trash and monitored medication purchases as they built evidence that culminated in Tuesday night’s bust of...
Published on August 19, 2015 - Page 1
SMETHPORT — A Berwick man who caused an accident that killed another man in northwestern Pennsylvania will be allowed to serve some time on house...
Published on August 19, 2015 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — Police here say they took down two methamphetamine labs in the Perry Avenue trailer park Tuesday night, including one in a mobile home...
Published on August 19, 2015 - Page 3
BERWICK — A Berwick man with a criminal history that prohibits him from possessing guns allegedly stowed a 9 mm pistol and two loaded magazines...
Published on August 19, 2015 - Page 4
Two DUI charges in two weeks DANVILLE — A Danville-area man was charged with drunken driving twice in two weeks, police say. Wade Hendrickson, 39...
Published on August 19, 2015 - Page 4
SHICKSHINNY — Convicted killer George Harold Fink Sr. of Shickshinny will not get a new trial, according to a Wilkes-Barre newspaper. A three-judge...
Published on August 19, 2015 - Page 6
DANVILLE — The condition of a man shot by police as he was allegedly chasing another man with a knife is improving, according to hospital officials...
Published on August 18, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Jim Miller of Mifflinville was the man hurt Sunday when a car crashed into Bloom Health & Fitness, authorities say. Miller was...

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