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“The mission of the Lewistown Police Department is to provide needed services to the community, businesses, visitors and other agencies to reduce crime, solve problems, preserve life and property, maintain human rights and enhance the quality of life in the Lewistown Borough.”
Join your neighborhood Community Block Watch group…. For more information, contact the LPD office # 717-248-6716.
Borough of Lewistown
2 East Third Street
Lewistown PA 17044
PH # 717-248-1361
Code Enforcement Officer
PH # 717-242-1145
PH # 717-248-1331
PH # 717-248-3498
The Lewistown Police Department is reminding all residents that school will be starting on Thursday August 21, 2014 in Mifflin County. This means that students will be traveling by school buses to school and also will be walking in some cases.
The police department is offering these safety tips for parents, students and drivers:
- Students walking to school should use the “buddy system” when walking to school
- Parents and students should pre-plan a route to school and stick to it
- Students should use cross walks when possible and to look both ways for traffic
- Students riding buses should be at the bus top five minutes early
- Student should stand 6 feet away from the curb
- All students are reminded to wait until the bus completely stops before boarding
- Students should cross at least 10 feet in front of any bus so they can be seen by the driver
- Remember never have students cross behind a bus where they can’t be seen
- Drivers should pay attention and look for children that may be walking to school
- Drivers should check for children before they back out their driveway
- It is important for drivers to watch out for school buses and stop if they buses red lights are activated
The Lewistown Police will have extra officers in neighborhoods and on roadways to ensure the safety of students
**On 8-29-14 at 10:45pm, Lewistown police responded to a disturbance on Pannebaker Ave that involved one vehicle striking a parked vehicle. Responding officers determined that Laura Jones age 32 of Lewistown, allegedly struck a parked vehicle when she attempted to park her vehicle behind another vehicle. It was learned from neighbors that an argument then ensued when the owner of the parked vehicle came out to speak to Jones about the accident. At one point, several more people from the neighborhood came out and more arguments occurred in the street. Investigating officers determined that Jones did not have a driver’s license at the time of the accident. Jones continued to argue and was disorderly in the presence of the investigating officers. Laura Jones was charged with Driving without a license and Disorderly Conduct by police.
*** Two Adults and One Juvenile Arrested at Domestic Incident… On 8-30-14 at 6:00pm, Lewistown Police responded to a South Wayne Street residence in regards to a domestic incident and a threat with a knife.
Officers arrived on the scene and identified the persons involved as a Jeff Amey age 48 of Lewistown, Pamela Shawley age 43 along with a 17 year old male juvenile from Port Royal. The investigation revealed that Amey and Shawley had a previous boyfriend girlfriend relationship. Mr. Amey stated that he was working at a South Wayne Street residence for his employment, when Shawley and the 17 year old male showed up at the residence. Mr. Amey stated an argument between himself and Shawley started that then turned into a fight between the two of them. Mr. Amey stated at one point during the fight, the 17 year old male who is related to Ms. Shawley, pulled out a folding knife and threatened to use it against Mr. Amey. Officers subsequently located the alleged knife used in the threat in the pocket of the 17 year old male. Officers on the scene arrested Ms. Shawley, Mr. Amey and the 17 year old male juvenile.
Ms. Shawley was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Simple Assault and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional facility
Mr. Amey was arrested on a bench warrant and was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional facility
The 17 year old juvenile was charged with Terroristic Threats and he was placed in Juvenile Detention to await further court action
**** Traffic Crash - On 8-30-14 at 8:30pm, Lewsitown Police responded to a one vehicle accident at the corner of West Charles Street and Charles Street. Officers determined that a vehicle being operated by a Dean Meixel age 28 of Derry Township, had jumped the curve and landed on the grass and the sidewalk.
Dean Meixel was charged with motor vehicle violations including operating a vehicle with no insurance.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ….The National Association of Town Watch is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch goups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities. The nations premiere crime prevention network works with law enforcement officials and civilian leaders to keep crime watch volunteers informed, interested, involved and motivated. Since 1981, NATW continues to serve thousands of members across the nation.
The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August.
The traditional “lights on” campaign and symbolic front proch vigils turned into a celebration across America with various events and activites including, but not limited to, block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars, in effort to heighten awareness and enhance community relations.
JOIN – LPD Tuesday, August 5th 2014 5:30pm – 8:30pm!!!!!
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