Crime and Courts

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


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,...
Published on April 30, 2015 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A woman who faked a panic attack and lied about her identity was also driving around with a license that had been suspended for 13 years...
Published on April 30, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville-area man who allegedly admitted he could see himself kidnapping and raping a child after he was caught with child porn...
Published on April 30, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — Police officers faced off against a cold-blooded fugitive Wednesday morning when a landlord asked them to help evict a large snake. The...
Published on April 30, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A former Bloomsburg University student — shot in an armed invasion in February then accused of dealing marijuana two months later —saw...
Published on April 30, 2015 - Page 3
NESCOPECK — Police from seven different agencies descended on Nescopeck to chase down three wanted people Tuesday. The trio fled on foot when...
Published on April 30, 2015 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg woman and her adult son were each sentenced to prison for trespassing at a neighbor’s apartment while the people who lived...
Published on April 30, 2015 - Page 13
BLOOMSBURG — Police issued roughly 90 citations for underage drinking during Block Party on Saturday, April 18, court records show. Here are the...
Published on April 30, 2015 - Page 19
BLOOMSBURG — Six people were sentenced for DUI this week in Columbia County Court. • Dennis Deitterick, 64, of 527 W. Moores Grove Road,...
Published on April 29, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Block Party revelers racked up a costly hangover: $39,400 in fines. Police enforcing a zero-tolerance policy wrote 289 alcohol-related...
Published on April 29, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A couple from Colorado and the wife of a lieutenant at the Columbia County Prison allegedly teamed up to snatch a 5-year-old boy after...
Published on April 29, 2015 - Page 3
SALEM TWP. — A man and woman accused of making meth at a township home were locked up in Luzerne County for lack of $75,000 bail each. And both...
Published on April 29, 2015 - Page 4
BUCKHORN — When a police chief responded to a one-car crash into a tree on a snowy evening in January, he invited the teen driver into his cruiser to...

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