Crime and Courts

Published on October 26, 2018 - Page 1
MIFFLIN TWP. — A brazen thief stole more than $30,000 worth of equipment from a construction project using the contractor’s own machinery, police say...
Published on October 26, 2018 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A Bucks County man struck a utility pole with his pickup while trying to turn around in the Campus Beer parking lot earlier this month,...
Published on October 26, 2018 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — A former Bloomsburg University student busted for selling cocaine has entered a plea diversion program that would result in the dropping...
Published on October 26, 2018 - Page 7
BLOOMSBURG — A Benton man who broke into a former roller mill on Mill Street there told a judge that he was homeless and using drugs at the time....
Published on October 26, 2018 - Page 7
Bloom man cited in alleged outburst BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man faces $800 in fines after police cited him for allegedly being drunk and...
Published on October 25, 2018 - Page 1
FISHING CREEK TWP — A woman is accused of tying up three cats and leaving them unattended inside a zipped-up tent at a campground on consecutive near...
Published on October 25, 2018 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A 35-year-old man who was pulled over for the “125th” time because of vehicle violations tried hiding a glass drug pipe “in his anus,”...
Published on October 25, 2018 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A judge raised concern for a man who admitted to his second DUI offense at sentencing here on Wednesday. Gregory Mikhalev, 27, of...
Published on October 25, 2018 - Page 5
COOPER TWP. — A car dealer improperly allowed a customer to use a dealer registration plate, and he violated other rules, charges say. Brandon M....
Published on October 25, 2018 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — Twelve people were granted entry into Columbia County’s ARD probation as first-time offenders on Wednesday. All have a chance to clear...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 1
WASHINGTONVILLE — A couple playing with their child outside the old Washingtonville school uncovered a suspected meth lab when they spotted what...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 1
BERWICK — A drunken man allegedly attacked his father in a dispute over a cell phone, then threatened to kill a police officer’s children, court...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 1
BEAVER TWP. — A farmer’s field was booby trapped with tire chains and a massive steel bolt in what appears to be a “cowardly” act of sabotage,...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 3
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. —A Bloomsburg man driving erratically on Old Berwick Road Sept. 27 was found to be under the influence of alcohol, police say. At...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 6
SHICKSHINNY — State Police here issued reports of at least two burglaries in the Stillwater and Shickshinny areas Monday. Between 6:15 a.m. and 4:15...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 6
Maryland man fined BLOOMSBURG — Matthew Goodall, 20, Perry Hall, Maryland, was cited for participation in a disorderly gathering at 1:15 a.m. on...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 6
BERWICK — A Berwick man whose vehicle was seen swerving across the roadway was driving under the influence of a controlled substance, police allege...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 6
SCOTT TWP. — Two men are facing charges of driving drunk following recent traffic stops here, including one who was found asleep at the wheel of a...
Published on October 24, 2018 - Page 6
Teen had alcohol, according to cops BLOOMSBURG — Shannon Pearse, 18, Oxford, was cited with underage possession of alcohol at 924 Columbia Hall at...
Published on October 23, 2018 - Page 1
WILLIAMSPORT — Bloomsburg University says that fired former business dean Jeffrey Krug is exaggerating a secretary’s complaint against university...
Published on October 23, 2018 - Page 1
DANVILLE — A Danville woman testified Monday that her former boss repeatedly groped her in empty guest rooms and a stairwell, implying that her...
Published on October 23, 2018 - Page 1
BERWICK — A Berwick woman arrested for being confrontational after police took her suicidal brother into custody rejected a plea deal from...
Published on October 23, 2018 - Page 3
BERWICK — A man who got out of his vehicle and had difficulty making it across the street to a bar was drunk, police said. Richard Cashman Sr., 49...
Published on October 23, 2018 - Page 3
SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Police are looking for a white vehicle that struck a car parked in the Lime Ridge Community Center parking lot on Friday then...
Published on October 23, 2018 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — An underage Bloomsburg University student was found to have both marijuana and alcohol in her room when police went to Columbia Hall on...
Published on October 22, 2018 - Page 1
MILLVILLE — A resident of a Millville nursing home assaulted a nurse with his wheelchair and a pill crusher, later saying the nurse had been “p---ing...
Published on October 22, 2018 - Page 1
BERWICK — A woman accused of assaulting police officers after hitting her fiancé with a car says the officers hit her. Michelle Oboro, 27, of 230 E...
Published on October 22, 2018 - Page 5
Man allegedly took three bottles of ale BERWICK — A man who went into Turkey Hill just after midnight on Sept. 27 and ran out three seconds later...
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 1
SCOTT TWP. — A Bloomsburg woman is accused of filing a fraudulent insurance claim on a car she bought at a discount after it was badly damaged by a...
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 1
BENTON — Scam artists have been posing as PPL staffers, calling local numbers here and demanding payment for what they claim are overdue accounts....
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 3
Property code violations alleged BERWICK — Matthew Hartzell, 34 Rhodomoyer Road, Bloomsburg, was cited Oct. 2 with failure to control weeds and...
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 4
Teen accused of DUI HETLERVILLE — A teen who crashed a pickup into a utility pole and a porch on Hetlerville Road was drunk. Police say Jed...
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 4
BLOOMSBURG — Two men were cited for blaring music on their porch after midnight and underage possession of a keg of Keystone Light. Police were...
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 4
Landlords allege rent is past due BLOOMSBURG — The following landlord-tenant complaints were filed in the offices of District Judge Russell Lawton...
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 5
BLOOMSBURG — A teen was charged with hosting a loud party and possessing a keg of beer at 231 East St. the night of Oct. 5. Cian John Kellett, 19...
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 5
Teen blames crash on spider surprise MIDDLEBURG — A 16-year-old crashed into a utility pole in Snyder County on Friday after a spider dropped down...
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 5
WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County judge has allowed a man serving two sentences of 26 years to life in prison in a double murder case the right to an...
Published on October 21, 2018 - Page 6
Man charged with drunken driving BRIAR CREEK TWP. —A driver who nearly struck a building with an SUV was charged with drunken driving. After...
Published on October 20, 2018 - Page 1
CATAWISSA TWP. — Police continue to investigate whether the death by suicide of a 14-year-old girl here was caused by bullying, but so far “nothing...
Published on October 20, 2018 - Page 1
BLOOMSBURG — A Bloomsburg man, accused of punching and choking his girlfriend when she charged he was cheating, has entered a plea of guilty to...
Published on October 20, 2018 - Page 3
MIFFLIN TWP. — Police cited two men after a fight at an inspection station off the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 on Sept. 27, court papers say....
Published on October 20, 2018 - Page 4
Woman faces drug charges BLOOMSBURG — Police were called to the Unity convenience store on East Seventh Street for a report of a woman in a car at...
Published on October 20, 2018 - Page 5
ERIE — A man with ties to the Danville area entered a guilty plea here just as jury selection in his trial was about to begin. Jay-C O. McGlumphy,...
Published on October 20, 2018 - Page 5
Elysburg man is facing drug charges COAL TWP. — John J. Yadlosky, 29, of 1 E. Baron Ave., P.O. Box 237, Elysburg, has been charged by Patrolman...
Published on October 19, 2018 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — Thirteen people were accepted into a program for first-time offenders in Columbia County court recently. All participants in the...
Published on October 19, 2018 - Page 3
BLOOMSBURG — A man was driving drunk and had been smoking marijuana before being pulled over for erratic driving along Fort McClure Boulevard here,...
Published on October 19, 2018 - Page 4
Police say woman had brass knuckles RALPHO TWP. — Felicia N. Smeltzer, 30, of 1114 W. Fern St., Coal Township, was charged by Patrolman David...
Published on October 19, 2018 - Page 4
BERWICK — A Berwick man who was driving erratically was in possession of oxycodone and marijuana, according to court documents. When Justin...
Published on October 19, 2018 - Page 6
MIFFLINVILLE — A woman was charged with marijuana possession when police responded to a dispute between her and her live-in girlfriend, court papers...
Published on October 19, 2018 - Page 6
CATAWISSA — John Creasy of Bloomsburg alleges Danielle Gordon and Joseph Thomas Ballas of 227 W. Third St., Mifflinville, owe him $1,580. Other...