Crime and Courts

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


Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A woman must serve up to 18 months in prison for beating her 6-year-old son and stepping on the child’s face after he jumped on her...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 1
MONTOUR TWP. — Taxpayers were charged $2,350 for the independent investigation into suspended Police Chief Terry Eckart’s misconduct, and supervisors...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 1
LIGHTSTREET — Two people sold fake heroin to a police informant outside the Sunoco A-Plus market near the Interstate 80 interchange here, police say...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 1
FERNVILLE — Police raided a house for the second time in six months and arrested the same man for allegedly dealing heroin. When police searched the...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — A Roaring Creek Township man accused of kicking his girlfriend in the genital area pleaded to lesser charges after the woman refused to...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 3
BERWICK — A Scott Township man who was convicted of hitting a pedestrian in Bloomsburg last year was recently accused of driving drunk. Randall...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 3
MILLVILLE — The following civil suits have been filed in the office of District Judge Doug Brewer. The defendants in such cases sometimes settle...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 4
BUCKHORN — A woman banned from all Wal-Mart stores since 2009 walked out of the Bloomsburg Wal-Mart Sept. 25 with a shopping cart filled with $348 in...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 4
PINE TWP. — An 18-year-old hit-and-run driver had more than 13 times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when caught, police say. Albert...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 6
DUI charges filed in traffic incident SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A 31-year-old man faces drunken-driving charges after allegedly zooming too close to a...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 6
BUCKHORN — A Shenandoah man told police he “just huffed” a canister of compressed air when they confronted him after getting reports of a man...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 6
BUCKHORN — When police searched a pair of women who had stolen DVDs from Wal-Mart, an officer found heroin and drug paraphernalia in their bras,...
Published on October 4, 2014 - Page 6
BERWICK — A 22-year-old man stole $1,300 from a bank by writing bad checks to himself, depositing them in an ATM, and then immediately withdrawing...
Published on October 3, 2014 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — A policeman smelled the odor of marijuana coming from a car, but the driver blamed his pizza customers, court papers say. Christopher...
Published on October 3, 2014 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg man tried to rip open a door to another man’s house when he caught that man chatting with his wife on Facebook, according...
Published on October 3, 2014 - Page 1
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — A Southern Columbia football coach was indefinitely suspended this week after drunkenly swerving his pickup along Route 11 here...
Published on October 3, 2014 - Page 1
LIBERTY TWP. — A Montour County teenager raped a woman he met online, saying he “may have gone a little overboard,” police report. When asked if he...
Published on October 3, 2014 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — After a dog bit a woman at Town Park, its owner reneged on a promise to pay her hospital bills, a lawsuit says. Nicole Heller of...
Published on October 3, 2014 - Page 4
Police: Man lied to purchase gun BERWICK — A Berwick man convicted of terrorizing another person lied about the crime on a firearm application,...
Published on October 3, 2014 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A woman was so impaired by prescription medication that she caused a three-vehicle, chain-reaction crash at Fowlersville and Lightstreet...

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