Service With Honor
“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
On 11-18-2014 at 7:30pm, a woman reported a hit and run accident that involved her vehicle that was legally parked on West Fourth Street. The woman reported that she heard a loud crash and went outside to find her vehicle had been struck. The woman also reported that the striking vehicle had fled the scene.
Investigating officers determined that the vehicle that struck the victim’s vehicle was traveling WEST on Fourth Street and that it was possibly a silver Mercury based on evidence recovered at the scene. As officers were investigating the hit and run incident, a female, identified as TIFFANY GEARHART of Granville Township reported to Granville Township Police Department that a vehicle she was driving, a silver Mercury had allegedly been struck while parked in a supermarket shopping center earlier this evening. Lewistown Police and Granville Police subsequently matched up pieces of the hit and run vehicle on Fourth Street to Ms. Gearhart’s vehicle and determined it had been the one that committed the hit and run and had fled the scene.
TIFFANY GEARHART was charged with Careless Driving and Hit & Run of the vehicle on Fourth Street.
The Lewistown Police Department is warning residents that a nationwide scam has started showing up in our area that involves fake IRS Agents contacting residents and demanding monies for back taxes and it is a scam.
Across the nation, over 20,000 incidents of people receiving calls from “Fake IRS Agents “ demanding monies for back taxes. Unfortunately, over a million dollars has been lost by victims of this scam who have paid the ‘Fake Agents”. Recently, several residents in the Lewistown area have received phone calls from these “Fake IRS Agents” and they have demanded money.
To not fall victim to this scam please know the following:
- THE IRS DOES NOT CONTACT YOU BY PHONE! They do all there notifications by mail.
- Scammers may use threats and give fake badge numbers-it is a scam
- Scammers might know the last four digits of your social security number-it is still a scam
- Your phone caller ID can be changed to look like it’s coming from the IRS it is a scam
- You might get an e-mail from the scammer that looks like it’s from the IRS-it is a scam
- A second call might be received from a police department or government agency-it is a scam
- You are asked to give your credit card to [pay back taxes or to get a pre-paid green card-it is a scam
Remember if you receive a phone call from the IRS-IT IS A SCAM!
If you receive a call from someone who says they are from the IRS you should call the Treasury Inspector General for the IRS #800-366-4484 to report the incident.
Scammers are moving away from seeking payments via wire transfer and instead asking consumers to give them money via MoneyPaks. We believe this is likely due to the fact this form of payment is quite convenient — for both consumers and scammers — and untraceable. (read more…)