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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.”
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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 4-8-14 at 8:50pm, officers were dispatched to the Minimart located on West Fourth in regards to a robbery that had just occurred there. The suspect in the robbery was described as a white male approximately 502, wearing a tan/brown Carhart jacket with a hood, with a camouflage mask covering part of his face. Officers from Lewistown Police and Granville Police conducted a search of the area streets and neighborhoods for the suspect. A bloodhound was also used to search the area and officers but were unable to locate the suspect.
An investigation revealed that a lone white male entered the store at approximately 8:47 pm and grabbed the attendant by her shirt and demanded she open up a nearby register. The suspect then took a small amount of cash from the register and then fled from the station. The clerk was not hurt during the robbery.
Police are looking for the following suspect:
Age – 20 to 24 years old
Possible Brown eyes
Weight 130 to 150 lbs
Tan Brown “Carhart Style” jacket
Possible brown /camo pants
Wearing a hunting camouflage mask covering part of his face
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lewistown Police at 717-248-6716
The Police identified the individual as Gary Street of Lewistown. Street told investigating officers that he was walking East on Chestnut Street, when he arrived at the intersection of Chestnut Street at the railroad tracks he looked to his right and saw the train approaching him. Street stated that he heard the train and thought he could beat the train across the tracks. Street began crossing the tracks on foot. Street was struck on the right side of his body and drug by the train for a very short distance. Street was transported to Geisinger-Lewistown to be treated for injuries sustained.
The train belonged to Juniata Valley Railroad with the a parent company of North Shore railroad. The Conductor and the engineer of the train stated that upon approach of the intersection they sounded the air horn to alert vehicle traffic and pedestrians of the approach. Both the conductor and engineer stated that Street walked out in front of the locomotive
. They could not stop immediately but were able to a short distance away. All appropriate railroad personal were contacted about the incident No charges have been filed pending further investigation.
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Yetter turned himself into the police and was arraigned before District Judge Tammy Hunter. He was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000 Bail.