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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.”
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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
The Lewistown Police Department is accepting preliminary applications for full time officers until Friday, October 16, 2015.
Our department consists of 20 men and women who service our community of 8,500 residents. Lewistown is located forty-five minutes north of Harrisburg and twenty-five minutes east of State College. The police department has 11 full time officers, 5 part time officers, a domestic violence detective, community service officer, a parking enforcement officer and an administrative assistant. Our specialized assignments include one full time detective and a drug K-9, TANK, and his handler and a School Resource Officer.
The Written Test to begin at 9am on October 17th. Persons who score high enough on the written test will be invited back for the physical test in the afternoon of October 17th, 2015. The Lewistown Police Department is planning to hire four full time officers from the final list of candidates in the year 2016.
Please contact the station with any questions # 717-248-6716.
August 16, 2015 at 11pm, police responded to a report that a vehicle had struck a utility pole in the 700 block of West Fourth Street and the driver was trapped inside. Lewistown Officers including an off-duty officer from Granville Township, Officer Thomas Wilson, responded to the scene and found that a vehicle had driven off the roadway, struck a NO PARKING sign and then struck a utility pole. Fire personnel removed the female driver of the vehicle and EMS personnel treated her. She was identified as Jamie Rhoades age 42 of Lewistown. No other people were in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Ms. Rhoades was transported by FAME EMS to Geisinger-Lewistown Hopsital and she was then flown to Geisinger Trauma Center due to her injuries which included a broken pelvis and suspected spinal injuries.
An investigation into the accident is continuing.
At approximately 11:00am on 8-7-15 officers responded to a residence on a report of a man acting suspicious at a rear door. Officers subsequently located a man as he was attempting to break into the residence and took him into custody. The man was identified as Justin Null age 31 of Lewistown.
Justin Null was arrested and charged with Attempted Burglary and was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional facility to await further court action.
On 8-7-15 at 4:00 pm, Lewistown Police responded to a fight on Logan Street. Police subsequently cited two men, Nicholas Colyer age 23 and James Fye age 36 both of Lewistown, for harassment for fighting.
On 8-9-15 at 5:35am police responded to a domestic call on West Fifth Street. Officers subsequently arrested Jode Knouse age 23 of Lewistown for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest and he was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional facility to await further court action.
On 8-7-15 at5:30am, officers responded to a Shaw Avenue home in reference to disturbance in which a male had damaged a pool belonging to his former girlfriend. Officers determined that the boyfriend who as identified as Justin Booney age 24 was later arrested for a probation violation and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.
Lewistown Police have charged a 22 year old local woman with multiple charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, after she dug her fingernails into the officers arm in attempt to flee from her during a retail theft investigation.
On 6-5-15 at 1:00am, officers were called to the Giant Food Store on a report that a female was shoplifting items and hiding them in her purse. Investigating officers waited until the female and male left the store and it was determined they had not paid for the items in the female’s purse. As officers were interviewing the female she attempted to flee from the officers. An officer grabbed the female by her arm to stop her from fleeing when the female then started to dig her fingernails into the officer’s arm and started to purposely scratching him in an attempt to break free. The female continued to struggle with officers until she was handcuffed and taken into custody. Inside the female’s purse officers recovered stolen items that had not been paid for. The officer was treated by FAME EMS.
The female was identified as Korinne Lenee Bubb age 22 of Lewistown.
Korinne Bubb was charged with the following crimes: Aggravated Assault on a police officer, Simple Assault, Resisting Arrest, and Retail Theft.
Bubb was transported and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility to await further court action.