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.”


Block Watch

Join your neighborhood Community Block Watch group…. For more information, contact the LPD office # 717-248-6716.


Borough of Lewistown

Administrative Offices
2 East Third Street
Lewistown  PA  17044
PH # 717-248-1361

Code Enforcement Officer
PH # 717-242-1145

Sewer/Refuse Collection
PH # 717-248-1331

Community Center
PH # 717-248-3498


July 1, 2014  7:30pm  Police responded to a domestic incident at Clarion Alley.  An investigation revealed a male identified as William Leach, age 51.  Leach was found to be under the influence of alcohol, a volation of his probation.  Leach was arrested and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility on a probation violation.

July 2, 2014  10:30pm  Officers on patrol arrested Scott Powell of Granville Township for public intoxication.  Further investigation revealed that Powell was wanted on a parole warrant out of York County and he was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.

July 3, 2014  Police are investigating graffiti that was sprayed on a North Brown Street garage.  Anyone with information is asked to call Lewistown Police # 717-248-6716.

July 3, 2014  11:00pm  Officers, while on a roving county wide DUI Patrol, arrested Orlando Crespo age 45 of Derry Township for driving while intoxicated.

July 4, 2014  12:30am  Police stopped a vehicle for erractic driving including crossing double yellow lines.  The driver was identified as Michael Gilson age 38 of Thompsontown.  Gilson was subsequetnly arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

July 5, 2014  5:00pm  Drivers travelling on Route 522South reported to the state police that a FORD Explorer was driving erractic.  A short time later Lewistown Police responded to an accident with the Ford Explorer and the driver was identified as Shawn Fye age 43 of Lewistown.  The driver of the other vehicle was identifed as Cindy Shumaker of Granville Township.  Officers at the scene arrested Fye for driving while intoxicated.

July 6, 2014  Police are investigating the theft of various items including a television from an outside patio hut.  The items taken include the LCD TV, several floral paintings, a bottle of wine and a bottle of tequila.  Anyone with information is asked to call Lewistown Police # 717-248-6716.

July 7, 2014  7:30am  Police arrested Cody Shawver age 25 of Lewistown for an outstanding bench warrant and was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.

July 8, 2014  Police are investigating the theft of various lawn ornaments from a yard on Logan Lane, Lewistown.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lewistown Police 717-248-6716



 News for Immediate Release – FROM PENNDOT

Detour coming as bridge rehab work continues on Route 22/322 near Lewistown…

Lewistown – A ramp closure will begin Tuesday, July 8 as work to rehabilitate five bridges on Route 22…/322 in the Lewistown area continues. On July 8, the East Charles Street westbound on-ramp will be closed and a month-long detour will be in place. PennDOT’s official detour will direct traffic from East Charles Street to South Dorcas Street to Valley Street to South Walnut Street/Route 522 and back to Route 22/322 westbound. map

The entire work zone stretches from the Route 522 interchange to the Business 22 interchange, east of Lewistown. Work includes bridge repairs and rehab and the installation of a permanent message board on westbound Route 22/322. Once rehabilitation work is complete PennDOT will be able to shorten its list of structurally deficient bridges in Mifflin County. Repairs will also provide area drivers with safer, smoother travel on bridges that will remain in service for years to come.

The detour is expected to last through early August. Single lane closures on the mainline will remain through late August. After that, work will continue under daylight lane restrictions and signage through fall. Overall work will include concrete and deck repairs, painting, drainage improvements, guide rail updates, roadway milling and paving, and miscellaneous work. Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. of State College is the contractor for this $14.4 million job.

Drivers are reminded to obey posted speed limits, follow official detour signs, and always buckle up.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

You can follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.




The Borough of Lewistown has temporarily suspended street sweeping operations due to the need for equipment repairs.  The street sweeping and maintenance parking regulations are also temporarily suspended and will not be enforced during this time period.  The Borough of Lewistown will notify residents three days prior to the resumption of the street sweeping operations and enforcement of the related parking regulations.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation.



mpLEWISTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT has recently noted a “significant increase” in various schemes where fraudsters tried or succeeded in collecting payments via MoneyPak for online loans or sweepstakes prizes — both turned out to be either fraudulent or nonexistent.

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…)