Crime and Courts

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


Published on July 9, 2014 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville man who planned to steal coins from his grandfather panicked and jumped from a second-story roof when his grandfather...
Published on July 9, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Benton man must serve five to 10 years in state prison for driving drunk at more than twice the legal limit in a crash that killed his...
Published on July 9, 2014 - Page 3
SALEM TWP. — A home-health nurse driving home from work was drunk, according to police. Amy Oliver, 33, of 517 E. Second St., Berwick, was in the...
Published on July 9, 2014 - Page 4
BERWICK — A Berwick man said someone stole his gun at a party, then returned it with most of the serial numbers obliterated. Now Matthew Paul...
Published on July 9, 2014 - Page 5
DERRY TWP. — A man’s $1,400 wood-stock rifle with a stainless steel barrel was stolen from a vehicle here last month. A Savage Model 12 BVSS.22-250...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A drunken driver lost control of his muscle car, hit a pole and fled, leaving his son to pick up the pieces and face the police,...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student wanted in New York was tracked through his Facebook page and a recent newspaper photo, authorities say...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — When police burst into a heroin distributor’s house here July 4, they found four adults and a toddler living in squalor, the police chief...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — A teen allegedly caught with a pot pipe and a backpack filled with knives lost his chance for a plea deal Monday when he failed to show up...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg University student was disorderly while in the quad area near the McCormick lot on campus, court papers say. Matthew...
Published on July 8, 2014 - Page 4
BERWICK — A 65-year-old woman driving with alcohol and prescription medication in her system was charged with DUI after she struck a parked vehicle,...
Published on July 7, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man yelled at his girlfriend that she was lazy and “should be waiting on him hand and foot,” a court petition says. When Mariah Hampton...
Published on July 7, 2014 - Page 1
BERWICK — Two people called Safe Auto to get insurance on an SUV just minutes after one of them had an accident with it, court papers say. Chadd A....
Published on July 7, 2014 - Page 1
BUCKHORN — One woman was jailed and another with a swollen eye was told to expect charges after a scrap outside Holiday Hair salon at Buckhorn Plaza...
Published on July 6, 2014 - Page 1
and KRISTIN BAVER Press Enterprise Writers BERWICK — State narcotics agents searched the home of a probation officer and his brother, seizing...
Published on July 6, 2014 - Page 1
LOCUST TWP. — One man charged in the suspected overdose death of Erika Smith is back behind bars after police say they found empty heroin packets and...
Published on July 6, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A prominent contractor’s son jailed on drug charges after a crash in Scott Township has been placed in Columbia County’s drug treatment...
Published on July 6, 2014 - Page 3
Payments sought in alleged debts BLOOMSBURG — The following lawsuits have been filed in the office of District Judge Russell Lawton. The defendants...
Published on July 6, 2014 - Page 7
Wanted man fled, Berwick police say BERWICK — A suspiciously-behaving man told police he was headed for the Turkey Hill convenience store, but he...
Published on July 5, 2014 - Page 1
MAINVILLE — A man denies he threatened to kill his wife and her co-worker on suspicion of infidelity, and he claims they were the aggressors. Ronald...

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