Crime and Courts

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


Published on February 1, 2016 - Page 1
DANVILLE — After a night of drinking, a man accused his husband of cheating, leading to a fight early Sunday that brought police to the couple’s home...
Published on February 1, 2016 - Page 1
MAHONING TWP. — A man allegedly threatened to fire an assault rifle at officers and blow up police cruisers during a nearly half-hour standoff early...
Published on January 31, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Berwick Notary Center worker handed over her car keys to a customer who said he would fix a problem with her vehicle’s turn signals,...
Published on January 31, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man accidentally fired a handgun into an apartment house early Saturday, and the bullet pierced the ceiling in a bedroom where two...
Published on January 31, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — Investigators trailed a Berwick man with a history of heroin arrests to the Philadelphia area Friday on a tip he was traveling there to...
Published on January 31, 2016 - Page 3
WILLIAMSPORT — A city man with ties to the Bloomsburg area was sentenced Thursday to five years in federal prison for dealing heroin in Williamsport...
Published on January 30, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A man caught trespassing at Bloomsburg University after being warned to stay away due to the ongoing harassment of a student had to be...
Published on January 30, 2016 - Page 1
MIFFLINVILLE — A developer is facing more obstacles in her attempt to build 11 luxury duplexes here. Mifflin Township zoning officials rejected...
Published on January 30, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A drug dealer routinely traded heroin for sex with several women at a downtown apartment, arrest papers say. Julio Acosta-Vargas became...
Published on January 30, 2016 - Page 1
BRIAR CREEK — A man suspected of stealing $90 of gift cards that Giant employees had bought for a grieving coworker turned himself in after his photo...
Published on January 30, 2016 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A work-release inmate is accused of smuggling heroin into prison by concealing it in a sugar packet he kept hidden in a deodorant...
Published on January 30, 2016 - Page 3
Six years in prison for fatal accident WILKES-BARRE — A Shickshinny man will spend six years in prison for killing a man when he smashed his pickup...
Published on January 29, 2016 - Page 1
CATAWISSA — After seeing one too many people come to court in their SpongeBob SquarePants pajamas, District Judge Craig Long decided enough was...
Published on January 29, 2016 - Page 1
BUCKHORN — A Stillwater man filled a basket with $700 in DVDs and other goods then tried to leave Wal-Mart without paying, police say. With...
Published on January 29, 2016 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Nescopeck man with nine shoplifting arrests was sentenced to prison for one to two years on his latest arrest at Columbia Mall last...
Published on January 29, 2016 - Page 3
SHICKSHINNY — A Shickshinny woman is accused of DUI after she almost struck a police cruiser while driving with methadone and methamphetamine in her...
Published on January 28, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — A suspected heroin dealer insulted his appointed attorney, then threw a table in the holding room at district court Wednesday so hard, the...
Published on January 28, 2016 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A town police officer broke his leg while chasing a fleeing suspect seen fighting with another man, arrest papers say. Officer Josh...
Published on January 28, 2016 - Page 1
BERWICK — When Robert Longenberger slapped Linda Susan Potoeski, she allegedly retaliated by stabbing him with a steak knife. Longenberger, 56, was...
Published on January 28, 2016 - Page 3
Pipe-beating suspect now headed to trial BLOOMSBURG — A man beaten with a metal pipe failed to appear in district court Wednesday to testify against...

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