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



School Safety 


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



LPD Reports

On 7-24-14 at 2:00Am Lewistown Police arrested and charged Cody Tacon age 23 of Milroy , with Retail Theft from the Giant Store, theft of a shopping cart and public intoxication after an incident at the Giant Store in which he stole soda.

On 7-25-14 at 8:30pm officers responded to a South Main Street apartment in reference to domestic involving a female trespassing.  Officers subsequently arrested Marla Marshal age 47 for defiant trespassing and public intoxication. Marshall was subsequently placed in the Mifflin County Correctional facility.

On 7-27-14 at 9:00pm Lewistown Police responded to a reported fight between two men on North Grand Street.  Officers arrived on the scene and determined two men, Chad McAffrey  of Granville and William Peck  of Lewistown had been involved in an altercation.  Officers subsequently arrested McCaffrey on a warrant and for public intoxication. Officers also arrested William Peck for Public Intoxication.

Both Peck and McAffrey were placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.

Lewistown Police are investigating the theft of a table from the porch of an East Walnut Street residence.  The table was described as having a Oak Top with green painted legs.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lewistown Police at 717-248-6716.

On 7-27-14 at 1:30am, Lewistown Police assisted Pennsylvania State Police with an investigation on South Pine Road.  During the investigation, a female identified as Amanda Slade age 26 of Lewistown walked from a nearby residence and became disorderly at the scene.  Officers determined that she was intoxicated and Slade was arrested for Public Intoxication and was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.

Lewistown Police are investigating the theft of a 20 inch boys Freesytle BMX bicycle from the side of a Valley Street residence. The bicycle is orange, with a black seat and black wheel pegs.

On 7-27-14 at 2:45 am the Sheetz store on North Juniata Street reported that a male subject had just stolen soda, food items and a stuffed toy from the business.  Officer proceeded to check the area and observed the suspect in the theft running in between yards.  Officers subsequently apprehended the suspect hiding in a back yard and he was identified as Scott Shreffler age 31 of Granville Twp.  An investigation revealed that was Shreffler’s  Third Retail Theft .  He was charged with Third Offense Retail Theft , Prowling at Night and Public Intoxication and he was placed in the Mifflin  County Correctional Facility.



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!!!!!


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…)