Crime and Courts

Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A judge said a defamation and slander lawsuit filed in a Berwick dispute about feeding birds raises important freedom-of-speech issues....
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man arrested at his home Thursday as a fugitive suspect in a California rape two decades ago waived extradition in court...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 3
LIBERTY TWP. — A man stopped on Interstate 80 near mile marker 216 for failure to use a turn signal had 15 hypodermic needles in his car and a small...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man wanted for allegedly raping an unconscious victim in March 2002 in California was arrested Thursday by Berwick Police and the U.S....
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 1
BERWICK — An accident victim who fought with police Sunday night was wanted for violating a protection-from-abuse order shielding his ex-wife. But...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 3
DANVILLE — A man found with a USB flash drive containing more than 5,000 images depicting child pornography allowed his charges to be moved along to...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A dozen people were placed on ARD probation for a year as first offenders in Columbia County court this week. All must perform...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to showing naked photos of herself to youths she was supervising as part of a Northumberland County’s...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man who aimed a hail of gunfire at police in the BIDA industrial complex in 2015 will spend up to 821/2 years in state prison...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 3
DANVILLE — Two people charged with operating a meth lab that destroyed their Chamber Street residence by fire are heading to Columbia County Court...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 8
Teens charged after confrontations DANVILLE — Two Danville teens face criminal charges after repeated July 4 confrontations with three juveniles,...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 8
DANVILLE — The following civil complaints were filed in the offices of District Judge Marvin Shrawder. Defendants in such cases sometimes settle...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 8
BERWICK — A man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through South Centre Township saw his most serious charge dropped under a plea...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 8
DANVILLE — Police dispatched to a convenience store for a possible drug overdose found a man and woman in a car with drug paraphernalia. Vince...
Published on July 17, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Berwick man who served prison time as a teen for killing a bicyclist while driving drunk in North Centre Township has been ordered to...
Published on July 17, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — An admitted child sex offender has been sentenced to state prison for up to 10 years for tying a 7-year-old girl to a bed and molesting...
Published on July 17, 2019 - Page 3
Bloomsburg man charged in accident OLD LYCOMING TWP. — A Bloomsburg man is facing charges after an accident here, according to the Williamsport...
Published on July 17, 2019 - Page 5
Biker hits deer near Orangeville ORANGEVILLE – A Sweet Valley woman struck a deer as she was driving south on State Route 487, near its intersection...
Published on July 17, 2019 - Page 5
Credit union seeks payment MAHONING TWP. — Members Choice Financial Credit Union recently filed the following civil complaints seeking credit...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 1
BERWICK — Police say while they believe a woman was trading sex acts for money at a massage parlor here, they don’t have any evidence she was...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 1
BERWICK — A man who led police on a chase Thursday with his 6-year-old son in the car fled again on foot Sunday night when officers spotted him at a...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A man threatened to kill a woman during a violent domestic disturbance early Sunday at Relax Inn along Columbia Boulevard here, police...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A woman who was supposed to provide behavioral help to students in the region billed the state for work she never did, the state Attorney...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 3
SCOTT TWP. — A father and son are each facing fines after being cited for trespassing at a property owned by James Hwang at 1011 Papermill Road,...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 3
SCOTT TWP. — A man from Carbon County seen swerving along Old Berwick Road in the middle of the night was arrested for driving drunk when stopped by...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A Pittston man who crashed his pickup down an embankment along Mall Boulevard near Montour Boulevard during a rainstorm last month has...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 4
VALLEY TWP. — A Danville woman involved in a one-car crash on June 10 around 3 p.m. was intoxicated, according to police. Barbara Jean Underkoffler...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 4
MAHONING TWP. — A man stopped for speeding by Mahoning Township Police around 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 13 was intoxicated, police said. Joshua Michael...
Published on July 15, 2019 - Page 1
BERWICK — A 50-year-old man is accused of taking a Sheetz credit card from his former employer, then using it himself and lending it to another man...
Published on July 15, 2019 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A driver who ran from a traffic accident along Lightstreet Road was ordered Wednesday to spend 60 days on house arrest and pay $772 in...
Published on July 15, 2019 - Page 3
SHICKSHINNY — A Shickshinny man was caught on a security camera breaking into two vehicles parked along West Union Street just after midnight July 12...
Published on July 15, 2019 - Page 3
Complaints allege payments owed SCOTT TWP. — The following civil complaints have been filed in the office of District Judge Russell Lawton....
Published on July 15, 2019 - Page 10
BLOOMSBURG — The following landlord-tenant complaints were filed in the offices of District Judge Russell Lawton. Defendants sometimes settle such...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — There’s an apparent bullet hole in the ceiling of a men’s room in the Columbia County Courthouse, and the district attorney says he will...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Nescopeck teen stabbed one boy and threatened another with a knife during a fight outside Turkey Hill on West Front Street here, charges...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 3
Cops: Danville man had 96 allergy pills BEAVER LAKE — A Danville man is accused of illegally possessing allergy medicine here last summer, according...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 6
BERWICK — Thomas Talanca, 63, of 408 Aspen St., was cited with disorderly conduct for shoving Officer Randy Gaugler at 8:30 a.m. June 9, according...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 6
HEMLOCK TWP. — A Bloomsburg man and woman are facing charges after police allegedly found drug paraphernalia in their vehicle during an early morning...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 6
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville man spotted weaving across the roadway as he was driving north on Route 11 near Danville State Hospital was drunk, police...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 6
HUNLOCK CREEK — A resident of Gravel Road called police after he discovered a man hiding out in the attic of his garage. Police say Michael Battista...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 6
MAHONING TWP. — A Danville woman who was pulled over for speeding was driving under the influence of alcohol, according to court documents. Ardie...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 7
HEMLOCK TWP. — A Berwick woman is accused of shoplifting items valued at $400 from Walmart here on Nov. 3, according to court papers. The suspect was...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 7
WEST EASTON — A former Berwick man is facing charges after allegedly attacking a woman and breaking her jaw here last month, according to a local...
Published on July 13, 2019 - Page 1
DANVILLE — State agents raiding a home here early Thursday found a USB flash drive containing more than 5,000 files depicting child pornography,...
Published on July 13, 2019 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — Town police called off their pursuit of a car driven by a man with a suspended license late Thursday after an officer spotted a small...
Published on July 13, 2019 - Page 3
DANVILLE — A Danville man repeatedly struck his girlfriend during an argument about their relationship, police said. Vinson A. Russell, 24, 119...
Published on July 13, 2019 - Page 3
BERWICK — Police and the county coroner are investigating the death of a 29-year-old man found in an apartment here Friday, the coroner said....
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Berwick man stopped for riding a bicycle in the dark without proper lighting had heroin tucked underneath his bandana, police said....
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 1
BERWICK — A massage parlor manager has been charged with promoting prostitution after officers say she provided more than just a massage to a man...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 1
For the Press Enterprise WILKES-BARRE — A veteran Berwick Area School District teacher and high school girls’ basketball coach pleaded not guilty...