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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 1-29-14, at approximately 4:40pm, a white male wearing a hat and a scarf over his mouth entered the Lewistown Pharmacy and threatened several employees inside and demanded prescription Xanax medicine. The man had his face partially covered and told the employees no one would get hurt if they listened to him. The suspect acted as if he had a weapon in his waistband but none was seen. The suspect at one point grabbed a store employee who was stocking shelves in the store. The suspect was given a non-controlled dangerous substance and he fled from the store.
Investigating officers determined that the suspect had stolen a vehicle that was left unattended by it’s owner, short distance from the pharmacy. The owner of the stolen vehicle reported that a pocket book with cash inside was in the vehicle when it was stolen. The stolen vehicle was recovered the next day on 1-30-14 in Lewistown. On 2-5-14, the pocketbook was recovered in Lewistown by a section of woods by a man walking in the woods. (read more…)
On 1-31-2014 the manager from Family Auto on West Fourth Street identified Rickabaugh who had purchased three vehicles from the dealership. The manager stated that Rickabaugh had purchased the vehicles with personal checks; and later learned from the bank that the checks were from a “closed bank account” with no funds. The vehicles were valued over $5,000. (read more…)
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…)