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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.”
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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
On 3-19-16 at 1230pm, police responded to Third Street residence to investigate a female who had been assaulted there. An investigation revealed that a female had allegedly been thrown to the floor and choked by her boyfriend who was identified as Timothy Griffe age 35 of Reading. Police additionally determined that the females’ adult daughter had been assaulted when she tried to stop Griffe from assaulting her mother. Both females were transported to Geisinger Lewistown Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Griffe fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.
On 3-20-16 at midnight, an officer on patrol spotted Timothy Griffe walking in alley nearby Third Street. As the officer approached Griffe and commanded him to stop, he fled and continued to stop for the officer. The officer chased Griffe and caught up with him on a sidewalk near North Main Street. Griffe proceeded to physically resist the officer as he attempted to handcuff Griffe. Griffe was subsequently handcuffed and taken into custody after a struggle.
Griffe was charged with: Aggravated Assault Terroristic Threats Simple Assault Disorderly Conduct Resisting Arrest and an additional Bench Warrant out of Berks County. Griffe was arraigned before Magisterial Justice Kent Smith and placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 bail to await court action.
The Borough of Lewistown will reinstate regular street sweeping and maintenance schedules as of April 4, 2016. All parking Restrictions and Regulations, as posted by local signage, which were suspended will again become effective and enforced.
On March 15, 2016 at approximately 2058 hours, officers with the Lewistown Police Department responded to an address on Logan St. to a report of a domestic disturbance. The investigation revealed that Damian Kuykendall and his live in girlfriend had been involved in verbal altercation. During the altercation, Kuykendall had struck his girlfriend, knocking her to the ground and then kicking her. The victim had visible injuries on her knees and wrist and complained of shoulder pain. The victim was transported to Geisinger Lewistown Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Kuykendall fled from police as they arrived on scene.
Kuykendall was taken into custody a short while later at a residence on W. Fourth St. in Lewistown. Kuykendall was placed in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility where he was held pending an arraignment for the charges of Simple Assault, Flight to avoid apprehension and Disorderly Conduct.
If anyone has information on this, or any other crime, they are asked to call the Lewistown Police Department at (717)248-6716 or Mifflin County Communications at (717)248-9607.
On 3-10-16, a man reported to Lewistown Police that he lost a .22 caliber handgun while he was driving his motorcycle on West Fourth Street. The man believes the gun fell out from underneath his jacket.
Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call Lewistown Police at 717-248-6716.
On 3-11-16, Lewistown Police have charged Brandon Kaufman age 33 of Lewistown, with Defiant trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found trespassing at a Central Avenue residence.