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MISSION STATEMENT

“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

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

LPD REPORTS

JANUARY 17, 2015

Lewistown Police charged Jeromy Freed age 35 of Granville Township with Retail Theft after he was apprehended taking various food items from a Juniata Street Convenience store.

JANUARY 18, 2015

Three people were arrested after Lewistown police responded to a reported fight at the Keg Bar on South Main Street. On 1-18-15 at 1215am officers responded to the Keg Bar on a report a of a fight involving several persons. Upon arrival officer determined that the incident involved three women and two men. Officers determined that a female identified as Robin Cramer age 45 of Middleburg had allegedly assaulted her ex boyfriend Scott Wagner and a female he was with at the bar. Cramer was arrested for Domestic Assault. Officers determined that after he was assaulted, Wagner then allegedly kicked and broke out the tail light on Cramer’s vehicle while it was parked in the bar parking lot. Wagner was arrested on a outstanding contempt warrant and he is charged with the damage to Cramer’s vehicle. During the investigation, James Landis age 24 of Port Royal was arrested for public intoxication.
Landis, Cramer and Wagner was all transported and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility to await further court action. Lewistown Police were assisted by Pennsylvania State Police and Granville Police. (read more…)

CHANGES TO SAFE HAVEN LAW

This Police Station is a SAFE HAVEN

Safe Haven of Pennsylvania, also known as the Newborn Protection Act, was enacted in 2003 and amended in 2014, and it states that any parent may leave a newborn baby in the care of a hospital or with a police officer at a police station without being criminally liable as long as the baby is no older than 28 days and is not harmed.

Girls who are pregnant, desperate or hiding their pregnancies need to know that their baby can be kept healthy and safe without anyone knowing they gave birth and without any criminal repercussions. Since 2003, 25 babies have been relinquished under Safe Haven.

Girls who have unwanted or unexpected pregnancies may feel that they are in crisis and have to do something desperate. Some may panic and young women need to know that they have safe options. (read more…)

MAN ARRESTED FOR CHILD ABUSE

mrljakLewistown Police Department has arrested 34 year old JOSPEH MRLJAK on multiple complaints after a six month investigation  into the repeated abuse and inhuman treatment of four children.  Starting in July 2014, Mifflin County  Children and Youth and the Lewistown Police Department initiated an investigation into suspected child abuse of four children 9 years and younger.

Some of the alleged abuse included locking the children in closets on multiple occasions for hours at a time including on at least one occasion a whole day, denying the children access to food and bathroom facilities and forcing the children to lay in body waste as punishment.

MRLJAK was charged with FALSE IMPRISONMENT, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN, CORRUPTION OF MINORS, and INDECENT EXPOSURE.

MRLJAK was arraigned before Magisterial District Justice Jack Miller and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 cash bail.

IRS SCAM ALERT

Police Warn Public of ‘Fake IRS Agents”

 The Lewistown Police Department is warning residents that a nationwide scam has started showing up in our area that involves fake IRS Agents contacting residents and demanding monies for back taxes and it is a scam.

Across the nation, over 20,000 incidents of people receiving calls from “Fake IRS Agents “ demanding monies for back taxes. Unfortunately, over a million dollars has been lost by victims of this scam who have paid the ‘Fake Agents”.  Recently, several residents in the Lewistown area have received phone calls from these “Fake IRS Agents” and they have demanded money.

 To not fall victim to this scam please know the following:

  • THE IRS DOES NOT CONTACT YOU BY PHONE! They do all there notifications by mail.
  • Scammers may use threats and give fake badge numbers-it is a scam
  • Scammers might know the last four digits of your social security number-it is still a scam
  • Your phone caller ID can be changed to look like it’s coming from the IRS it is a scam
  • You might get an e-mail from the scammer that looks like it’s from the IRS-it is a scam
  • A second call might be received from a police department or government agency-it is a scam
  • You are asked to give your credit card to [pay back taxes or to get a pre-paid green card-it is a scam 

Remember if you receive a phone call from the IRS-IT IS A SCAM!  

If you receive a call from someone who says they are from the IRS you should call the Treasury Inspector General for the IRS #800-366-4484 to report the incident.

FRAUD ALERT

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…)

 

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