Thursday, April 28, 2016

Officer attacked by aggressive dogs - one dog is shot

According to Columbia Borough Police, on April 28, 2016 at approximately 10 a.m. the Columbia Borough Police Department was dispatched to a rear yard of a residence in the 100 block of South Fifth Street for a report of two aggressive dogs running at large in the area. The caller told the dispatcher that he had attempted to exit a vehicle several times and the dogs "chased" him back into the vehicle.

A Columbia Officer arrived on scene and walked towards the caller's vehicle when two dogs ran at the officer as he approached. The officer attempted to retreat, and the dogs chased the officer. When the dogs closed in on the officer, he pulled his service weapon and fired at the first dog as it was lunging at him. Both dogs stopped and retreated. The uninjured dog returned a short time later and started to approach the officer again. The dog then ran into a break in a fence a few yards down. 

Several officers responded to canvass the area. The owner of the dog was located. The injured dog was located in the 100 block of South Third Street on a porch. It had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. 

The injured dog was taken to a local veterinarian by the owner and did not survive the incident. Columbia Police are completing their investigation into any PA Dog Law violations.

Columbia man jailed up to 40 years for sex abuse of young girl

                     Nickalaus Stoutzenberger
A Columbia man will serve up to 40 years in prison for sex abuse of a young girl.

Columbia man charged in DUI related hit and run crash

Gerard Wright

Columbia man charged in DUI related hit and run crash:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mother’s Day Painting Party at SCCA

Bring your Mom for a pre-Mother’s Day celebration.
Paint from Van Gogh’s beautiful vase of flowers and take home a masterpiece.

If your Mom can’t make it, come and create a master piece for her. You know she will treasure it. This is a class that is rewarding, easy and fun. The process of making art will fill you with a new confidence in yourself.

No prior Art training needed

May 3 6:00PM- 8:00 PM

Sign-up through Eventbrite:

Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts
224 Locust Street
Columbia, PA 17512

717-576-9628 or 717-580-9031

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Spaces still open for April 30 painting class at SCCA

Ange Bentivegna's April 23rd painting class at the SCCA.

Spaces are available in Ange's April 30 class. Go to Eventbrite to sign-up:
Click HERE.

Asplundh trims trees - without mercy

 Asplundh was around town trimming trees today.

Here's an example of butchery perpetrated on a tree at Fifth and Mill.

Man arrested for sexual assault charged in previous offenses

Michael Paul Geib of Columbia was arrested yesterday for sexual assault. He was also charged in previous offenses.

Michael Paul Geib

Here's the docket sheet for yesterday's incident:

Geib was scheduled to go to trial on May 16 on felony and misdemeanor charges of indecent assault of a person under 13 years. The charges stem from an incident that occurred last year:

In 2012, Geib pled guilty to harassment: