Crime and Courts

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


Published on July 30, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Domino’s pizza driver failed to make his final delivery of the night July 2 — a $10.99 medium pie — and did not turn in the $256 he...
Published on July 30, 2015 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK TWP. —When police stopped a car for a broken tail light and a brake light that was not working, they found a loaded 9-mm handgun, an AR-...
Published on July 30, 2015 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — Who cares if Minuteman towing companies put family members on their health insurance rolls, lawyers asked; Geisinger Health Plan...
Published on July 30, 2015 - Page 1
HEMLOCK TWP. — Five lambs in a flock of rare purebred sheep were nabbed from Marushka Farms here sometime in the last few weeks. The shepherdess,...
Published on July 30, 2015 - Page 6
Shepherdess Marie Minnich can tell her animals apart on sight by their markings — and sometimes by their yowls alone — or DNA testing can prove that...
Published on July 29, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A driver who attracted attention when he rolled through a stop sign allegedly led police on a nearly 2-mile chase, even after two of his...
Published on July 29, 2015 - Page 3
GROVANIA — The courts have issued a protection-from-abuse order against Robert Rupert Jr. after his wife accused him of forcing a teenage boy into...
Published on July 29, 2015 - Page 3
WATSONTOWN — A woman was listed in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in the shoulder. Charles Elwin Bower, 61, allegedly shot Kim Marie...
Published on July 29, 2015 - Page 6
Cops: Woman took $761 in razors and whitening strips BRIAR CREEK — A Hunlock Creek woman allegedly stole $761 in disposal razors and teeth whitening...
Published on July 29, 2015 - Page 12
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville man stopped for speeding admitted he had “too much” to drink before driving, police say. Andrew C. Sanders, 24, of 404...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man stood with his head hung low when brought before a judge recently for allegedly injuring an officer and coming after...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Police knew Christopher Cameron was expecting the delivery of a strong painkiller in the mail last Friday. So twice over the weekend —...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Hunlock Creek man allegedly stole a golf cart from the fairgrounds during the recent monster truck show weekend. Shane Mcalarney, 25...
Published on July 28, 2015 - Page 3
STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State officials say a section of plaster fell from an overhanging balcony in an auditorium during a program for prospective...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 1
An unemployed man put his father in a chokehold at their home, and the father could not breathe, he alleges. Joseph Smith, 29, was one of two men...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man who fought with a trooper and was shot in the wrist while grappling with the lawman for his holstered gun has pleaded...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK — A pair of German shepherds that mauled a local runner this spring were sent to a kennel and adopted out, after the runner threatened to...
Published on July 27, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A woman was badly hurt and broke a leg after she slipped and fell on her neighbors’ icy sidewalk, a new lawsuit says. Chandra Fink...
Published on July 26, 2015 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A technology firm lied about its financial status, then stiffed a Bloomsburg software developer on a $220,000 bill, a new lawsuit says...
Published on July 26, 2015 - Page 1
BERWICK — A constable who collected money from people with arrest warrants pocketed the cash and never turned the warrants back in to be canceled,...

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