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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.”
Join your neighborhood Community Block Watch group…. For more information, contact the LPD office # 717-248-6716.
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
Police are looking for :
2001 to 2007 Ford Escape, Gray in color with passenger side damage.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Lewistown Police at 717-248-6716
On March 5, 2015 at 4:00am, officers located a suspicious male on West Fourth Street who was identified as Daniel Hackenberger age 21 of Lewistown. As officers were interviewing Hackenberger, he appeared to be intoxicated and officers found suspected drug paraphernalia on his person. Officers placed Hackenberger under arrest and found a credit card and electronic equipment, a camcorder in his possession. The credit card was not in Hackenberger’s name and he gave conflicting statements about who the camcorder belonged to. Officers also recovered two flashlights that were found on Hackenberger.
Officers subsequently located the person who owned the credit card who resided a few blocks from where Hackenberger was found by the officers. Officers determined that the credit card in his possession had just been stolen from the victim’s vehicle within the past few hours. Additionally, the victim identified the camcorder as having been stolen from the trunk of the vehicle at the same time the credit card was stolen.
Hackenberger was arrested and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility for:
Theft from a Motor Vehicle Receiving Stolen Property Loitering and Prowling at Night Public Intoxication
Possession of Drug Prescription by a person who the prescription was not written for
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…)
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.
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…)